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Disease Ecology University of Nevada, Reno 8/1/12 6/28/12
Biogeochemical Cycles Pennsylvania State University 7/27/12 6/28/12
Forest Ecologist USFS Rocky Mountain Research Station 6/20/12 5/23/12
Global Change at the Marsh-Mangrove Ecotone Villanova University 6/15/12 5/18/12
Ecological Data Analysis and Modelling Macquarie University (Australia) 6/10/12 5/14/12
Plant Functional Ecology Macquarie University (Australia) 6/10/12 5/11/12
Carbon and Water Cycling of Woody Biofuel Feedstocks (position filled) University of Illinois 5/10/12 4/20/12
Terrestrial Ecosystem/Global Change Ecology University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 5/1/12 4/11/12
Agricultural Life Cycle Analyst USDA-ARS National Agricultural Library 4/30/12 2/8/12
Modeling Ecosystems and Human Health University of Vermont 4/2/12 2/21/12
Restoration Genetics and Invasion Ecology MPG Operations  
3/12/12
3/12/12
Ecohydrology University of Wyoming 3/1/12 2/2/12

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Invertebrate Behavior, Personality, and Social Evolution University of Pittsburgh 9/1/12 6/21/12
Mathematical Biology University of Tennessee 9/1/12 6/20/12
Ecohydrologist/Ecosystem Ecologist University of Alaska Anchorage 9/1/12 6/18/12
Modeling Ecosystem Services Arizona State University 9/1/12 6/11/12
Ecosystem Ecology Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences 8/20/12 6/14/12
Modeling Forest Landscape Dynamics ETH Zurich (Switzerland) 8/1/12 6/29/12
Disease Ecology University of Nevada, Reno 8/1/12 6/28/12
Soil Carbon Biogeochemistry University of Pennsylvania 8/1/12 6/14/12
Biogeochemical Cycles Pennsylvania State University 7/27/12 6/28/12
N Biogeochemistry Keele University (UK) 7/17/12 6/19/12
Urban Plant Diversity University of Minnesota 7/15/12 6/25/12
Aquatic Ecology Sam Houston State University 7/15/12 6/25/12
Modelling Human Impacts on Aquatic Ecosystems University of South Bohemia (Czech Republic) 7/15/12 6/14/12
Chemical Ecology of Polyphenols University of Turku (Finland) 7/15/12 6/8/12
Invasive Plant Management National Park Service 7/13/12 6/25/12
Carbon, Water, and Energy Flux and Temperate Forest Disturbances Oregon State University 7/13/12 6/21/12
Environmental Flows University of Arkansas 7/5/12 6/6/12
Lecturer in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Stony Brook University 7/3/12 6/4/12
Soil Microbial Ecology University of Western Sydney (Australia) 7/2/12 6/21/12
Global Agriculture and Ecosystem Services University of California-Berkeley 7/2/12 5/25/12
Climate Change and Rangeland Ecology Oklahoma State University 7/1/12 6/14/12
Microbial Ecology James Madison University 7/1/12 6/5/12
Biogeography/Ecology/Evolution University of Chicago 7/1/12 5/31/12
Data Curation/eScience UCLA 6/30/12 6/5/12
Forest and Wetland Responses to Elevated CO2 Smithsonian Environmental Research Center 6/29/12 6/14/12
Entomologist, Biological Control of Weeds USFS Pacific Southwest Research Station, Hawaii 6/29/12 6/11/12
Fungal Ecophysiology Freie Universität Berlin (Germany)  
6/28/12
6/28/12
Landscape Ecology Harvard/Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute  
6/26/12
6/26/12
Spatial Ecology/Landscape Connectivity/Graph Theory Oklahoma State University  
6/20/12
6/20/12
Marine Ecology UC Davis/University of Oslo (Norway) 6/20/12 6/11/12
Fish Stock Modeling UC Santa Cruz/NOAA Fisheries 6/20/12 6/6/12
Ecological Statistics North Carolina State University 6/20/12 6/4/12
Forest Ecologist USFS Rocky Mountain Research Station 6/20/12 5/23/12
Immunity, Epidemiology, and Evolution of Pertussis University of Michigan 6/18/12 6/11/12
Landscape Ecologist The Wilderness Society 6/18/12 6/1/12
Phosphorus Dynamics in Terrestrial and Aquatic Ecosystems Heidelberg University  
6/15/12
6/15/12
Water Monitoring Stanford University  
6/15/12
6/15/12
Historical Ecology & Ecosystem Services McGill University (Canada) 6/15/12 5/25/12
Program Manager, Northeast Climate Science Center University of Massachusetts, Amherst 6/15/12 5/25/12
Global Change at the Marsh-Mangrove Ecotone Villanova University 6/15/12 5/18/12
Soil Biogeochemistry and Hydrology (2 positions) Michigan State University 6/15/12 5/15/12
Soils, Water, Landscapes (8 positions) International Center for Tropical Agriculture (Kenya) 6/15/12 5/7/12
Soil Biogeochemistry and Ecology University of California, Santa Barbara  
6/14/12
6/14/12
Aquatic Ecology Ohio State University 6/11/12 5/30/12
Marine Benthic Surveys and Habitat Modeling Oregon State University 6/11/12 5/18/12
Chemical Ecology of Drosophila University of Guelph (Canada) 6/10/12 5/30/12
Ecological Data Analysis and Modelling Macquarie University (Australia) 6/10/12 5/14/12
Plant Functional Ecology Macquarie University (Australia) 6/10/12 5/11/12
Vegetation Remote Sensing Freie Universitaet Berlin (Germany) 6/8/12 5/18/12
Land-Atmosphere Modeling (2 positions) Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement (France) 6/8/12 5/14/12
Microbial Controls on Organic Nitrogen Cycling Iowa State University  
6/5/12
6/5/12
Ecosystem Response to Warming in Alaska Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory  
6/5/12
6/5/12
Controls on Soil, Organic Carbon Cycling Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory  
6/5/12
6/5/12
Regional Climate Modeling/Statistical Downscaling University of Massachusetts-Amherst  
6/5/12
6/5/12
Landscape Ecology Miami University 6/5/12 5/23/12
Invasive Plant Marine/Estuarine Ecology University of California, Davis  
6/4/12
6/4/12
Ecological Complexity (3 positions) Aarhus University (Denmark) 6/3/12 4/23/12
Landscape Ecologist USFS Pacific Southwest Research Station - Hilo 6/2/12 5/18/12
Food Web/Ecosystem Modeling Florida State University 6/1/12 5/30/12
Fire Ecologist/Remote Sensing Michigan Technological University 6/1/12 5/25/12
Wildlife Biology Lecturer Clemson University 6/1/12 5/18/12
Forest Ecology Lecturer Clemson University 6/1/12 5/18/12
Theoretical and Statistical Plankton Ecology (3 positions) Michigan State University 6/1/12 5/7/12
Spatial Structure of Food Webs and Fish Communities Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (Canada) 6/1/12 4/27/12
Geography Lecturer University of New Hampshire 6/1/12 4/26/12
Biodiversity of Desert Aquatic Insects Oregon State University 6/1/12 4/24/12
Population Modeling University of Maine, Orono  
5/31/12
5/31/12
Functional Plant Community Ecology University of South Bohemia (Czech Republic) 5/31/12 4/25/12
Tropical Forest Successional Vegetation Dynamics University of Connecticut 5/31/12 3/6/12
Terrestrial Ecosystem Modeling Lehigh University  
5/30/12
5/30/12
Lichen Ecophysiology University of Nottingham 5/30/12 5/14/12
Aquatic Vegetation Propagation University of Southern Mississippi 5/30/12 3/22/12
Riparian Wildlife Community Ecology/Modeling UC Davis  
5/25/12
5/25/12
Resident Lecturer in Environmental Policy & Socioeconomic Values School for Field Studies (Panama)  
5/25/12
5/25/12
Plant Community Ecology, Plant-Animal Interactions, Vegetation Dynamics (2 positions) San Diego Zoo’s Institute for Conservation Research 5/24/12 4/20/12
Agronomy - Soil Microbial Ecology Algoma University (Canada) 5/22/12 5/10/12
Environmental Flows and Ecosystem Services University of Oklahoma  
5/21/12
5/21/12
Taxonomy of Asteraceae Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil)  
5/21/12
5/21/12
Grassland Invasive Plant Population/Community Ecology University of California-Berkeley 5/18/12 4/24/12
Community Ecology Yale University  
5/16/12
5/16/12
Landscape Dynamics Simulation Modeling South Dakota State University 5/15/12 5/1/12
Remote Sensing Specialist University of Maryland 5/15/12 4/27/12
Environmental Sciences Ball State University 5/15/12 4/27/12
Demography/Spatial Patterns/Grassland Birds University of Nebraska-Lincoln 5/15/12 4/16/12
Genomics of Ecological Speciation in Whitefish Umeå University (Sweden) 5/15/12 4/12/12
Food Security and Ecosystem Services Basque Centre for Climate Change (Spain) 5/15/12 3/12/12
Tree Floral Biology/Biotechnology Oregon State University 5/14/12 4/24/12
Biodiversity and Alkenone Production of Coastal Phytoplankton University of Rhode Island 5/13/12 4/24/12
Vegetation Science/Ecoinformatics North Carolina State University 5/11/12 4/23/12
Program Director, Environmental Leadership & Training Initiative Yale University  
5/10/12
5/10/12
Carbon and Water Cycling of Woody Biofuel Feedstocks (position filled) University of Illinois 5/10/12 4/20/12
Quantitative Spatial Marine Ecology University of Sydney (Australia) 5/10/12 4/18/12
Instructor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Rice University 5/10/12 4/16/12
Modeling the Evolution of Aging (2-4 positions) Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (Germany)  
5/7/12
5/7/12
Forest Biogeochemistry Modeling Universite Catholique de Louvain (Belgium) 5/7/12 4/17/12
Modelling Biodiversity Responses to Human Impacts Imperial College London (UK) 5/4/12 4/19/12
Lead Scientist, North & Central Coast Region, California The Nature Conservancy 5/4/12 4/10/12
Remote Sensing/Ecology National Ecological Observatory Network  
5/2/12
5/2/12
Neurobiology, Behavior and Ecology Drexel University  
5/1/12
5/1/12
Regional-to-Global-Scale Earth Systems Research (4 positions) University of Utah 5/1/12 4/16/12
Terrestrial Ecosystem/Global Change Ecology University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 5/1/12 4/11/12
Rhizosphere Microbial Ecology/Microbiomics Virginia Polytechnic and State University 5/1/12 3/27/12
Agricultural Life Cycle Analyst USDA-ARS National Agricultural Library 4/30/12 2/8/12
Biology Lecturer University of Kentucky  
4/27/12
4/27/12
Assistant Director of Education and Outreach National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center 4/27/12 4/16/12
Applied Grasslands Ecology/Conservation Biology (2 postions) Botanical Research Institute of Texas  
4/26/12
4/26/12
Ecology and Eolian Processes USGS Canyonlands Research Station  
4/25/12
4/25/12
Molecular Population Genetics/Ecology Texas A&M University  
4/24/12
4/24/12
Forest Growth and Fire Risk University of California, Berkeley  
4/23/12
4/23/12
Ecohydrology, Geochemistry, Soil Science (7 positions) Pennsylvania State University  
4/23/12
4/23/12
Ecological Statistics (position filled) University of Notre Dame 4/23/12 4/5/12
Vegetation Monitoring Using Radiative Transfer Models/Data Assimilation University College London (UK) 4/20/12 4/10/12
Health Benefits of Biodiversity University of Queensland (Australia) 4/20/12 4/2/12
Landscape Carbon Relations (3 positions) Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (Germany) 4/20/12 3/27/12
Social Dimensions of Environmental Sustainability National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center 4/20/12 3/9/12
Ecology and Evolution (2 positions) North Carolina State University  
4/18/12
4/18/12
Spatial Modeling The Nature Conservancy 4/18/12 4/11/12
Ecological Modeling University of Florida, Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center  
4/17/12
4/17/12
Conservation Science Manager Save the Redwoods League  
4/16/12
4/16/12
Drivers of Fish Productivity in Freshwater Ecosystems Fisheries and Oceans Canada  
4/16/12
4/16/12
Seabird Program Director American Bird Conservancy 4/16/12 3/27/12
Marine Vertebrate Ecology University of Exeter, Cornwall (UK) 4/16/12 3/21/12
Assistant Director Institute for Regional Conservation 4/15/12 3/27/12
Climate Science and Sustainability (3 positions) University of Oklahoma and the Chickasaw Nation 4/15/12 3/23/12
Plant Evolutionary Ecology/Genetics Duke University 4/15/12 3/21/12
Global Change Biology University of Wyoming 4/15/12 3/21/12
Evolutionary Genetics of Sexual Conflict and Mating Systems Evolution University of Oregon 4/15/12 3/16/12
Plant/Ecosystem Ecology of Boreal Forests University of Saskatchewan (Canada) 4/15/12 3/7/12
Paleo-Climate Modeling Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (Germany) 4/15/12 3/5/12
Population Biology University of Nebraska-Lincoln 4/15/12 3/2/12
Plant Ecologist/Population Biologist Oregon State University 4/15/12 2/6/12
Sustainable Urban Food Systems Butler University 4/13/12 3/12/12
Ecological-Economic Modelling in Sumatra Georg-August-Universität Göttingen (Germany) 4/9/12 3/13/12
Ecologist/Botanist National Park Service 4/6/12 3/23/12
Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in Bioenergy Crops University of Wisconsin-Madison  
4/5/12
4/5/12
Freshwater Biodiversity (position filled) University of Wisconsin-Madison  
4/4/12
4/4/12
Migratory Fishes Shedd Aquarium/University of Wisconsin-Madison  
4/412
4/4/12
Modeling Ecosystems and Human Health University of Vermont 4/2/12 2/21/12
Computational Genomics Specialists Smithsonian Institution 4/1/12 3/12/12
Biodiversity Genomics/Bioinformatics Smithsonian Institution 4/1/12 3/12/12
Temporal and Spatial Patterns of Pine Mortality Clemson University 4/1/12 3/9/12
Amphibian Evolutionary Ecology Tulane University 4/1/12 3/8/12
Macrosystems Ecology University of Maryland 4/1/12 3/6/12
Black Duck Habitat and Population Management Auburn University 4/1/12 3/1/12
Modeling Aquatic Ecosystem Services University of New Hampshire 4/1/12 2/21/12
Urban Ecology University of Utah 4/1/12 1/31/12
Assistant Director for Terrestrial Ecology National Ecological Observatory Network, Inc.  
3/30/12
3/30/12
Assistant Director for Scientific Research Collections National Ecological Observatory Network, Inc.  
3/30/12
3/30/12
Eagle Population Models and Wind Energy USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center 3/30/12 3/9/12
Integrated Ocean Management Strategy Lead The Nature Conservancy 3/30/12 2/16/12
Mathematical Modeling of Dengue Virus Epidemiology North Carolina State University  
3/29/12
3/29/12
Bird Behavioural/Evolutionary Ecologist/Computational Biologist University of Oxford (UK) 3/29/12 3/2/12
Molecular Ecology/Evolution in Primates University of Oregon 3/28/12 2/29/12
Energy/CO2 Emissions Arizona State University  
3/27/12
3/27/12
Zoonotic Disease Ecology/Remote Sensing University of Aberdeen (UK)/Institut Pasteur de Madagascar 3/27/12 3/5/12
Avian Behavioral and Physiological Ecology Oklahoma State University  
3/23/12
3/23/12
Ecosystem Ecology/Biogeochemistry Smithsonian Environmental Research Center 3/23/12 3/9/12
Plant Community Ecology University of Queensland (Australia) 3/23/12 3/7/12
Modeling/Climate Change/Conservation, Puerto Rico North Carolina State University  
3/20/12
3/20/12
Research Ornithologist Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries 3/20/12 3/16/12
Marine Environmental/Biogeochemical Modeling Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Ecology (Germany) 3/20/12 3/9/12
Sources and cycling of non-photosynthetic carbon in plants (position filled) University of California, Irvine 3/20/12 1/12/12
Carbon Cycle Uncertainties Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory  
3/19/12
3/19/12
Evolutionary Genetics/Demographics of Echinacea angustifolia University of Minnesota 3/19/12 2/20/12
Statistician Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (Germany) 3/18/12 3/2/12
Wildfire Science Extension Specialist University of Hawaii at Manoa 3/16/12 3/5/12
Forest/Soil Ecology Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Cientificas (Venezuela) 3/16/12 2/28/12
Physical Geography Carleton College 3/16/12 1/12/12
Vector Biology University of California, Davis 3/15/12 3/7/12
Climate Change and Hydropower University of California, Davis 3/15/12 2/27/12
Biogeochemistry and Microbial Ecology Queens College, CUNY 3/15/12 2/14/12
Plant Ecology or Cryptogam Systematics Technische Universität Kaiserslautern (Germany) 3/15/12 12/8/11
Boundary Layer Meteorology, Agricultural Ecology/Engineering Tennessee State University 3/13/12 3/2/12
Grassland Ecology/Population Biology University of Nebraska-Lincoln  
3/12/12
3/12/12
Restoration Genetics and Invasion Ecology MPG Operations  
3/12/12
3/12/12
Quantitative Biodiversity Scientist Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (Japan) 3/12/12 3/2/12
Global Change and Plant Communities/Ecosystems University of Minnesota  
3/9/12
3/9/12
Biodiversity NatureServe 3/9/12 3/2/12
Climate Change and Livestock Production USDA/ARS, Wyoming 3/9/12 1/20/12
Vulnerability of American Pikas to Climate Change Oregon State University  
3/7/12
3/7/12
Bird Distributions and Climate Change University of Wisconsin-Madison  
3/6/12
3/6/12
Sustainability National University of Singapore  
3/6/12
3/6/12
Plant Ecology and Evolution Tulane University  
3/5/12
3/5/12
Biodiversity and Biological Control Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences 3/5/12 1/12/12
Flora Ecologist University of Queensland (Australia) 3/4/12 2/23/12
Tidal Marshes and Climate Change Villanova University 3/2/12 2/17/12
Marine Spatial Ecology (5 positions) University of Queensland (Australia) 3/1/12 2/15/12
Soil Ecology and Biogeochemistry University of Michigan 3/1/12 2/14/12
Visiting Lecturer in Ecology and/or Evolution University of Richmond 3/1/12 2/7/12
Science Officer, Climate Change Mitigation World Agroforestry Centre 3/1/12 2/6/12
Executive Director, Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute Northland College 3/1/12 2/6/12
Fisheries and Wildlife Management Lecturer University of Minnesota, Crookston 3/1/12 2/3/12
Ecohydrology University of Wyoming 3/1/12 2/2/12
Wildlife Ecology Lecturer Humboldt State University 3/1/12 1/19/12
Director, Alaska Coastal Rainforest Center University of Alaska Southeast 3/1/12 1/19/12
Plant Evolutionary Genomics University of Toronto (Canada) 3/1/12 1/19/12
Deep Subsurface Microbiology (4 positions) Deep Carbon Observatory 3/1/12 1/6/12
Aquatic Ecological Modeler Cardno Entrix  
2/29/12
2/29/12
Fish Invasion Ecology Southern Illinois University Carbondale 2/29/12 2/1/12
Population Ecology University of Texas at Austin  
2/28/12
2/28/12
Saprotrophic Fungal Community Structure/Function George Washington University  
2/27/12
2/27/12
Microbiologist USDA, Agricultural Research Service  
2/24/12
2/24/12
Tree and Forest Ecophysiology Paul Scherrer Institute (Switzerland)  
2/23/12
2/23/12
Disease Ecology University of Edinburgh (UK) 2/23/12 1/27/12
Carbon and Climate Change in Semiarid Ecosystems USGS 2/21/12 1/26/12
Hydrology, Geomorphology, and Riparian Habitat USGS 2/21/12 1/17/12
Climate Change, Alpine Lake-stream Networks, and Native Fishes USGS 2/21/12 1/17/12
Climate and Land Use Change and Grizzly Bears USGS 2/21/12 1/12/12
Montane Ecosystems and Climate Change USGS 2/21/12 1/12/12
Permafrost C Cycling and Microbiology USGS 2/21/12 1/5/12
Director, Science American Geophysical Union  
2/20/12
2/20/12
Modeling Forest Carbon and Water Cycles in Southern Pines North Carolina State University  
2/17/12
2/17/12
Agricultural Pest Insect-Crop Interactions Iowa State University  
2/17/12
2/17/12
Ecosystem Modeling New Mexico State University  
2/16/12
2/16/12
Computational Macroevolution and Biogeography University of Michigan  
2/15/12
2/15/12
Marine Vertebrate Ecology (3 positions) University of Exeter, Cornwall (UK) 2/15/12 1/27/12
Climate Change and Forest Insects University of Wisconsin-Madison 2/15/12 1/13/12
Sustainable Energy and the Environment Arizona State University 2/15/12 1/3/12
Tropical Mycorrhizal Ecology University of Minnesota  
2/14/12
2/14/12
Soil Microbial Ecology and Metagenomics Applications (2 positions) Los Alamos National Laboratory  
2/13/12
2/13/12
Effects of Insecticides on Plant Defense Against Insect Herbivores Texas A&M University 2/13/12 1/26/12
Director of Science, North Carolina Chapter The Nature Conservancy 2/12/12 1/19/12
Geospatial Analyst Delaware State University  
2/8/12
2/8/12
Automated Remote Sensing Image Analysis University of California, Davis  
2/6/12
2/6/12
Earth System Modelling/Conservation Science (2 positions) Microsoft Research (UK) 2/6/12 1/3/12
Forest Ecosystem Modeling Pennsylvania State University 2/3/12 1/17/12
Climate Change Impacts on Grassland Carbon and Nutrient Cycling University of Wyoming 2/3/12 1/13/12
Invasive Species, Climate Change, and Global Trade University of Notre Dame  
2/2/12
2/2/12
Director, South West Climate Science Center USGS 2/2/12 1/25/12
Evolution of Herbicide Resistance University of Cincinnati/University of Georgia 2/1/12 1/17/12
Nitrogen Sources and Impacts/Life Cycle Assessment US EPA 2/1/12 1/17/12
Population Ecology Virginia Commonwealth University 2/1/12 1/12/12
Pedagogical and Professional Development of Teaching Assistants Georgia Tech 2/1/12 12/20/11
Director, Gulf and Southeast Oceans Program Environmental Defense Fund  
1/31/12
1/31/12
Evolution of Detoxification Enzymes in Mammal Herbivores University of Utah  
1/31/12
1/31/12
Ecological Wealth and Changing Human Populations National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center 1/31/12 11/21/11
Plant Ecological Genetics Massey University (New Zealand) 1/31/12 11/16/11
Director Canadian Institute for Ecology and Evolution  
1/30/12
1/30/12
Measurements and Modeling of Carbon Cycle Processes (2 positions) Harvard University 1/30/12 11/22/11
Lab Manager, Micro/Genomics or Biodiversity Research (2 positions) NC Museum of Natural Sciences  
1/27/12
1/27/12
Phenology Universidade Estadual Paulista (Brazil) 1/25/12 1/12/12
Aquatic Ecology Murray State University  
1/23/12
1/23/12
Assistant Director of Biological Sciences, Lecturer University of Maryland  
1/23/12
1/23/12
Mycorrhizal Ecology Pennsylvania State University  
1/23/12
1/23/12
Associate Director, Highlands Biological Station Western Carolina University  
1/23/12
1/23/12
Ecosystem Services in Restoration & Planning University of Maryland 1/23/12 12/22/11
Ecology, Agronomy and Economic Modeling of Biofuel Production University of Illinois 1/23/12 12/22/11
Plant Functional Trait Ecophysiology/Evolution University of Connecticut 1/23/12 12/16/11
Executive Director Society for Ecological Restoration 1/20/12 1/12/12
Invasive Plant Ecology/Demography Stony Brook University 1/20/12 1/6/12
Forest Ecosystem Modeling University of Florida  
1/19/12
1/19/12
Land-Surface Biogeochemical Modeler Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory  
1/19/12
1/19/12
Biogeochemistry/Hydrology, Transport Models Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory  
1/19/12
1/19/12
Effects of Fukushima Disaster on Songbirds IRSN (France)  
1/18/12
1/18/12
Hydrological and biogeochemical modelling University of Saskatchewan (Canada)  
1/17/12
1/17/12
Terrestrial Ecosystem Modeling Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory  
1/17/12
1/17/12
Yosemite Field Station Manager University of California, Merced 1/15/12 1/6/12
Climate Adaptation Planning Stanford University 1/15/12 1/5/12
Herpetology and Landscape Ecology University of Maine 1/15/12 12/19/11
Stream Ecology Virginia Tech 1/15/12 12/16/11
Disease Ecology Montana State University 1/15/12 12/8/11
Plant Macroecology Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (Germany) 1/15/12 12/5/11
Interdisciplinary Environmental Science Brown University 1/15/12 11/22/11
Landscape Ecology/Global Change Ecology University of New Hampshire 1/15/12 11/16/11
Environmental Research Fellowships Smithsonian Environmental Research Center 1/15/12 11/4/11
Permafrost Carbon and Warming (position filled) University of Florida  
1/13/12
1/13/12
Environmental Fellows Harvard University 1/13/12 8/29/11
Modeling Land Use Influences on Stream Biogeochemistry University of Notre Dame  
1/12/12
1/12/12
Biodiversity University of British Columbia (Canada) 1/12/12 11/28/11
Forest Carbon Cycling University of Minnesota 1/9/12 11/16/11
Biomass Harvesting Impacts on Forest Soils University of Minnesota 1/9/12 11/16/11
Plant-Soil Symbiont Interactions CSIRO Canberra (Australia) 1/8/12 12/6/11
Earth Science University of Michigan 1/6/12 12/21/11
Tropical Plant Ecology & Diversity Georg-August-University Gottingen (Germany) 1/6/12 12/13/11
Plant Ecophysiologist (position filled) Oak Ridge National Laboratory  
1/5/12
1/5/12
Marine Ecologist Western Washington University 1/4/12 11/22/11
Computational Landscape Ecology University of North Carolina at Charlotte 1/3/12 11/11/11
Darwin Fellow University of Massachusetts Amherst 1/1/12 12/5/11
Paleoceanography Durham University (UK) 1/1/12 12/5/11
Change in Arctic Tundra Florida International University 1/1/12 11/29/11
Ecological Impacts of Climate Change University of Washington 1/1/12 11/28/11
High-Elevation Biodiversity University of Victoria (Canada) 1/1/12 11/17/11
Modeling Stream Ecosystem Processes University of New Hampshire 1/1/12 11/15/11
Nearshore Marine Ecology Stanford University 1/1/12 11/7/11
Ecosystem/Physiological Plant Ecologist University of Alaska 1/1/12 9/8/11
Floodplain Ecosystem Services The Nature Conservancy 12/23/11 11/28/11
Phenotypic Plasticity in Fish Memorial University (Canada)  
12/21/11
12/21/11
Biology Lecturer Georgia Southern University  
12/20/11
12/20/11
Remote Sensing or Ecosystem-Climate Modeling Los Alamos National Laboratory  
12/19/11
12/19/11
Disease Ecology Virginia Tech 12/19/11 11/21/11
Plankton Biodiversity in Siberia Wellesley College  
12/16/11
12/16/11
Evolution/Ecology of Infectious Disease in Alpine Plants University of Virginia 12/15/11 12/2/11
Director, Bernard Field Station Pomona College 12/15/11 11/28/11
Genomic Ecology of Global Change University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 12/15/11 11/28/11
Urban Ecosystems University of California, Santa Barbara 12/15/11 11/22/11
Fish Ecology and Modeling Purdue University 12/15/11 11/17/11
Landscape Ecology and Habitat Restoration San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research 12/15/11 10/27/11
Evolutionary Dynamics/Engineering Michigan State University 12/15/11 10/26/11
Global Change Biology Columbia University 12/15/11 10/19/11
Population, Community, Or Evolutionary Ecology University of Calgary 12/15/11 10/3/11
Ecohydrology Stanford University  
12/14/11
12/14/11
Spatial Distribution of Birds and Wind Power University of Rhode Island 12/10/11 11/16/11
Effects of Noise on Wildlife Behavior/Ecology Colorado State University 12/9/11 11/3/11
Fish and Wildlife Management Cornell University  
12/8/11
12/8/11
Critical Thermal Habitats in Rivers University of New Brunswick (Canada)  
12/8/11
12/8/11
Plant Respiration University of Florida, Gainesville  
12/6/11
12/6/11
Spatial Modeling of Forest Biomass/Carbon Michigan State University  
12/5/11
12/5/11
Vertebrate Morphology and Bioinformatics University of South Dakota  
12/5/11
12/5/11
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (2 positions) University of Toronto (Canada) 12/5/11 11/11/11
Population Biology University of California Davis 12/5/11 11/1/11
Science & Technology Policy Fellowships AAAS 12/5/11 9/29/11
Fisheries Oceanographer Queen's University (Canada)  
12/2/11
12/2/11
African Savanna Ecology Wake Forest University  
12/2/11
12/2/11
Boreal Ecosystem Ecology University of Florida  
12/1/11
12/1/11
Spatial Ecology of Biofuel and Forage Species Penn State University 12/1/11 11/2/11
Microbial Ecology/Environmental Microbiology U.S. Geological Survey 12/1/11 10/18/11
Disease Modeling Colorado State University  
11/30/11
11/30/11
Climate Change Impacts on Forest Biodiversity University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign  
11/30/11
11/30/11
UV-B Monitoring and Research Colorado State University 11/30/11 11/17/11
Ecological Statistics University of New South Wales (Australia) 11/30/11 11/15/11
Biology and Environmental Studies New York University 11/30/11 11/11/11
Land-Use Change and Environmental Health Auburn University 11/30/11 11/3/11
Modeling Habitat Management/Grassland Birds Auburn University 11/30/11 10/31/11
Terrestrial Carbon Cycling and Ecosystem Modeling University of New Hampshire 11/30/11 10/27/11
Marine Ecology University of Turku (Finland) 11/30/11 8/19/11
Ecoinformatics Great Lakes Forestry Centre (Canada)  
11/29/11
11/29/11
Effects of Oil Spill on Coastal Ecosystems (2 positions) Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium  
11/29/11
11/29/11
Bioenergy Crops and Grassland Birds University of Wisconsin-Madison  
11/21/11
11/21/11
Ecosystem Services/Habitat-Suitability Modelling University of Washington  
11/21/11
11/21/11
Computational and Quantitative Sustainability University of Maine 11/21/11 11/4/11
Invasion Ecology (3 positions) Lincoln University (New Zealand) 11/20/11 11/3/11
Carbon Cycling in Agroforestry Systems University of Alberta (Canada)  
11/18/11
11/18/11
Lecturer, Applied Biology and Ecology University of Massachusetts Amherst 11/18/11 11/10/11
Bird Migration Response to Climate Change Colorado State University 11/18/11 10/20/11
Stable Isotope Ecology University of New Brunswick 11/18/11 10/12/11
Plant-Arthropod Interactions & Urban/Global Warming North Carolina State University 11/17/11 11/14/11
Phytoplankton Population Genetics University of Rhode Island 11/16/11 10/18/11
Plant Ecology University of Nevada Reno 11/15/11 11/7/11
Global Health (Ethnobiology) Organization for Tropical Studies (Costa Rica) 11/15/11 11/1/11
Plankton Community Dynamics in Siberia University of California, Santa Barbara 11/15/11 10/26/11
Climate Change Modeler University of Colorado, Boulder 11/15/11 10/20/11
Landscape Ecology and Amphibian Malformations University of Colorado, Boulder 11/15/11 10/17/11
Plant Ecology Umeå University (Sweden) 11/15/11 10/17/11
Watershed Hydrology (2 positions) Michigan State University 11/15/11 10/17/11
Interdisciplinary Sustainable Development Columbia University 11/15/11 10/12/11
Community Ecology Loyola University Chicago 11/15/11 10/4/11
Freshwater Fish Ecology Umeå University (Sweden) 11/15/11 9/28/11
Plant Physiology Princeton University  
11/14/11
11/14/11
Aquatic Microbe Ecologist National Ecological Observatory Network  
11/14/11
11/14/11
Reproductive Effects of Trace Elements in Turtles Virginia Tech  
11/14/11
11/14/11
Remote Sensing of Global Vegetation University of Hawaii at Manoa 11/14/11 10/25/11
Biosphere-Atmosphere Interactions (3 positions) Duke University  
11/8/11
11/8/11
Landscape Ecology University of California, Berkeley 11/7/11 10/19/11
Climate Change and Wildlife Auburn University  
11/4/11
11/4/11
Climate and Hydrologic Variability University of California, San Diego  
11/4/11
11/4/11
Deputy Director World Wildlife Fund  
11/2/11
11/2/11
Remote Sensing of Wetland Carbon University of California, Berkeley  
11/1/11
11/1/11
Executive Director Environmental Center of Bucknell University 11/1/11 10/24/11
Ecology University of North Carolina – Greensboro 11/1/11 10/14/11
Urban Aquatic Ecosystems and Landscapes Duke University 11/1/11 10/11/11
Sensory Ecology Boise State University 11/1/11 9/30/11
Invasion Biology of Freshwater Fish Umeå University (Sweden) 11/1/11 9/28/11
Conservation Biology University of Wyoming 11/1/11 9/19/11
Omidyar Postdoctoral Fellowships Santa Fe Institute 11/1/11 9/15/11
Water Atlas University of South Florida 11/1/11 8/16/11
Urban Stream Management US EPA 11/1/11 8/8/11
Plant Ecology and Global Change Syracuse University 11/1/11 8/1/11
Paleoclimatology and Paleoceanography Columbia University  
10/31/11
10/31/11
Fisheries Population Modeller/Marine Ecologist/Oceanographer(2 positions) University of Copenhagen (Denmark) 10/31/11 10/17/11
Soil Biogeochemistry Michigan State University 10/31/11 10/10/11
Human Ecology or Primate Ecology University of Texas at San Antonio 10/31/11 9/23/11
Modelling Recreational Fisheries as Social-Ecological Systems Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (Germany) 10/30/11 10/4/11
Cowbird Parasitism of Black-capped Vireos University of Illinois 10/28/11 9/19/11
Microbial Ecology and Evolution University of Oregon 10/26/11 9/26/11
Ecosystem Modelling Lawrence Livermore National Lab  
10/24/11
10/24/11
Terrestrial Ecosystem Function and Environmental Change University of Western Sydney (Australia) 10/23/11 9/29/11
Environmental Genomics (3 Positions) University of Notre Dame  
10/21/11
10/21/11
Entomology Washington State University  
10/20/11
10/20/11
Pollinator Ecology and Ecosystem Services Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center 10/20/11 9/26/11
Senior Research Associate Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK 10/19/11 10/11/11
Habitat Biologist Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Division of Habitat  
10/17/11
10/17/11
Biology Education Research University of Washington 10/15/11 10/6/11
Geographic Information Science Lecturer University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 10/15/11 9/19/11
Plant Evolution University of Minnesota Duluth 10/15/11 9/16/11
Management Impacts on Forest Response to Climate Variability University of Minnesota 10/15/11 8/31/11
Forest Landscape Modeling and Global Change Ecology University of Missouri  
10/14/11
10/14/11
Executive Director Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy (CASSE)  
10/14/11
10/14/11
Plant Invasions Lab of Biological Invasions  
10/12/11
10/12/11
Biology Laboratory Instructor/Preparer Bridgewater State University  
10/12/11
10/12/11
Environmental Microbiology University of Haifa, Oranim, Tivon, Israel  
10/12/11
10/12/11
Ecological interactions of predators/prey Mississippi State University  
10/12/11
10/12/11
Software Engineer University of Versailles Saint Quentin (France)  
10/11/11
10/11/11
Project Manager, CarboCount Project University of Versailles Saint Quentin (France)  
10/11/11
10/11/11
Biodiversity Conservation The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Bar-Ilan University and The Technion  
10/10/11
10/10/11
Ecology and Conservation of Rare Butterflies North Carolina State University 10/7/11 9/19/11
Quantitative Modeling of Pollinator Populations University of California-Berkeley 10/7/11 9/13/11
Population Modeler French Research Institute for Exploration of the Sea  
10/5/11
10/5/11
Ecology Education Research The Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies  
10/3/11
10/3/11
Environmental Studies Online Coordinator/GIS Instructor University of Illinois at Springfield 10/3/11 9/13/11
Biophysical Modelling Ohio State University 10/1/11 9/19/11
Stream Ecology Kansas State University 10/1/11 9/16/11
Environmental Flows Duke University/TNC 10/1/11 8/31/11
Forest Ecosystem Modeling Purdue University 10/1/11 8/4/11
Arctic Climate Downscaling and Arctic Hydrology (2 positions) University of Alaska, Fairbanks 9/30/11 9/16/11
Wildfire Montana State University 9/30/11 9/15/11
Dendritic Network Ecology/Amphibians Patuxent Wildlife Research Center 9/30/11 7/11/11
Isotope Mass-Spectrometry/Soil Biology CSIRO Land and Water (Australia)  
9/28/11
9/28/11
GIS Landscape Ecology-Spatial analysis University of Alaska Anchorage  
9/15/11
9/15/11
Waterbird Population Monitoring USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center  
9/12/11
9/12/11
Teaching Ecology and Evolution Middlebury College 9/30/11 8/12/11
California Oak Ecology Cornell University  
9/23/11
9/23/11
Director of Conservation Science Audubon California  
9/23/11
9/23/11
Grass Ecology University of Connecticut 9/23/11 8/19/11
Forest Canopy Biometeorology University of Connecticut  
9/19/11
9/19/11
Eco-Evolutionary Dynamics of Plant-Insect Networks Université Pierre et Marie Curie (France)  
9/19/11
9/19/11
Early Evolutionary Education Boston University 9/16/11 8/26/11
Modelling Biological Invasions University of Exeter, Cornwall (UK) 9/16/11 8/24/11
Forest Soils/Ecosystem Ecology University of Maine 9/16/11 8/17/11
Chief Executive Officer NEON, Inc. 9/16/11 8/4/11
Migratory Connectivity, Birds Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center 9/15/11 8/26/11
Environmental Modeling/GIS/Bioenergy Southern Illinois University Carbondale 9/15/11 8/19/11
Ecology ETH Zurich (Switzerland) 9/15/11 8/15/11
Biogeochemistry (2 positions) Duke University 9/15/11 7/28/11
Ecosystem Services in an Agricultural Landscape Jules Verne University of Picardie (France)  
9/12/11
9/12/11
Insect Ecologist National Ecological Observatory Network  
9/12/11
9/12/11
Waterbird Management and Monitoring USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center/NCSU  
9/12/11
9/12/11
Pollination Ecology University of Florida  
9/12/11
9/12/11
Biological Systems Science Division Director US Department of Energy 9/9/11 7/12/11
Earth System Regional Modeling (5 positions) various  
9/7/11
9/7/11
Mathematical modeling of eco-evolutionary dynamics in predator-prey and host-parasite systems Max-Planck-Institute for Evolutionary Biology (Germany)  
9/6/11
9/6/11
Population and Ecological Genetics, Trees Texas Tech University  
9/6/11
9/6/11
Quantitative Conservation Ecology University of California Riverside 9/6/11 8/23/11
Genetics of Social Behaviour in Birds University of Oxford (UK) 9/5/11 8/11/11
Director of Research ClimateWorks Foundation 9/5/11 7/8/11
Kelp Population Genetics University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 9/1/11 8/24/11
Disease Ecology Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies 9/1/11 8/3/11
Station Director and Director of Education Programs (2 jobs) Organization for Tropical Studies (Costa Rica) 9/1/11 7/21/11
Sea-level Rise, Conservation Biology, Spatial Modeling University of Central Florida 9/1/11 6/13/11
Ecological Modeling U.S. Environmental Protection Agency  
8/31/11
8/31/11
Wildlife Ecology/Evolution Lecturer University of Wyoming  
8/31/11
8/31/11
Mosquito Ecology University of Southern Mississippi 8/31/11 8/17/11
Herbivore-Predator Interactions University of Turku (Finland) 8/31/11 8/12/11
Modeling Avian Mortality at Wind Farms Colorado State University 8/31/11 8/1/11
Sustainability Science University of Maine 8/31/11 7/15/11
Bird Behavioral/Chemical Ecology University of Haifa (Israel) 8/30/11 8/12/11
Grasshopper Population Dynamics and Climate Change University of Notre Dame  
8/29/11
8/29/11
Ecologist USDA Forest Service 8/26/11 8/19/11
Tropical Cloud Forest Ecology University of Utah  
8/25/11
8/25/11
Mathematical/Statistical Ecology Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute  
8/25/11
8/25/11
Desert Impacts of Solar Energy Development University of California, Santa Barbara  
8/24/11
8/24/11
Environmental Decision Making (6 positions) University of Queensland (Australia) 8/24/11 8/16/11
High-Latitude Terrestrial Ecosystems and Atmospheric Feedbacks Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory  
8/22/11
8/22/11
Boreal/Arctic Ecosystem Modeling and Abrupt Climate Change Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory  
8/22/11
8/22/11
Spatial Ecologist National Audubon Society  
8/22/11
8/22/11
Modeling Tree Responses to Environment/Management USFS Pacific Northwest Research Station  
8/19/11
8/19/11
Climate Change Center Directors (2 positions) USGS 8/19/11 7/26/11
Executive Director Wisconsin Wetlands Association 8/17/11 7/22/11
Reptile and Amphibian Conservation and Management University of California Davis  
8/16/11
8/16/11
Microbial Ecologist and Microbial Genetic Bioinformaticist (2 positions) National Ecological Observatory Network  
8/16/11
8/16/11
Wildlife Biology Instructor (temporary) Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory  
8/15/11
8/15/11
Deputy Director and Analysis Research Leader National Renewable Energy Laboratory  
8/15/11
8/15/11
Plant Biology Teaching and Research Michigan State University 8/15/11 8/8/11
Lead Ecosystem Services Modeler Natural Capital Project 8/15/11 8/4/11
Ecologist/Hydrologist NOAA Fisheries 8/15/11 8/3/11
Spatial Ecology of Ecosystem Services University of Arizona 8/15/11 7/28/11
Sustainable Conservation Program Development Smithsonian Institution 8/15/11 7/22/11
Human Dimensions of Great Lakes Fisheries Management Cornell University 8/15/11 7/21/11
International Forestry Resources and Institutions Network University of Michigan 8/15/11 7/11/11
Fisheries Population/Community Modeling NOAA Fisheries  
8/12/11
8/12/11
Agricultural Sustainability University of California  
8/12/11
8/12/11
Population Modeler US EPA 8/11/11 7/11/11
Lectureship - Ecology University College Cork (Ireland) 8/10/11 7/25/11
Plant-Pathogen Interactions University of Pittsburgh  
8/9/11
8/9/11
Senior Forest Ecologist Jones Ecological Research Center  
8/9/11
8/9/11
Micrometeorology/Ecophysiology National Ecological Observatory Network  
8/9/11
8/9/11
Urban Ecology University of Exeter, Cornwall (UK)  
8/8/11
8/8/11
Salmon Life Cycle Modeling University of California, Santa Cruz 8/8/11 7/12/11
Forest Ecosystem Modeling/Life Cycle Assessment of Bioenergy University of Toronto (Canada) 8/7/11 7/22/11
Microbial Community Ecology (2 positions) Oak Ridge National Laboratory  
8/5/11
8/5/11
Climate Change and Herpetofauna University of California, Davis  
8/3/11
8/3/11
Pollination/Modelling Plant Community Structure University of Tübingen (Germany)  
8/1/11
8/1/11
Forestry Auburn University 8/1/11 7/21/11
Visiting Instructor, Environmental Science Rochester Institute of Technology 8/1/11 7/20/11
Birds, extreme climate events, and habitat refugia University of Wisconsin-Madison 8/1/11 7/18/11
Director, Oklahoma Water Survey University of Oklahoma 8/1/11 7/18/11
Emerging Disease Ecology (3 positions) EcoHealth Alliance 8/1/11 7/6/11
Environmental Science Fulbright Canada 8/1/11 7/6/11
Program Manager, Forest and Woodland Ecosystem Science Rocky Mountain Research Station 7/29/11 7/7/11
Global Climate Change Research USDA Forest Service 7/28/11 7/21/11
Landscape/Avian Modeling University of South Dakota  
7/26/11
7/26/11
Science Coordinator Great Basin Landscape Conservation Cooperative 7/26/11 7/8/11
Communicating Climate Change (2 positions) Michigan Technological University  
7/25/11
7/25/11
Algal-Herbivore-Coral Interactions Florida International University/NOAA 7/25/11 7/18/11
Microbial Ecology and Biogeochemistry of Tropical Forests University of Texas at Austin 7/20/11 7/12/11
Development Director Pacific Biodiversity Institute  
7/19/11
7/19/11
Ecology Adjunct Faculty Bentley University  
7/15/11
7/15/11
Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning University of California-Santa Cruz  
7/11/11
7/11/11
Pollination and Biodiversity Simon Fraser University (Canada)  
7/8/11
7/8/11
Lab Manager/Research Scientist, Stable Isotope Analysis University of Arizona  
7/6/11
7/6/11

Outside Links to Postdoctoral Fellowship Programs
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AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowships American Association for the Advancement of Science 12/5/11
Congressional Science Fellowship Program American Meteorological Society/UCAR 2/10/11
Earth Institute Fellows Program Columbia University 11/15/12
Fulbright Scholar Program Council for International Exchange of Scholars 8/1/12
Environmental Fellows Program Harvard University 1/13/12
Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral and Experienced Researchers Humboldt Foundation (Germany)  
1/1/01
Marshall Sherfield Fellowships Marshall Scholarships 10/8/10
Max Planck Research Group 5 year program Max Planck Society 11/17/10
Goddard Institute for Space Studies NASA/Columbia University  
1/1/01
NASA Postdoctoral Program NASA/Oak Ridge Associated Universities  
1/1/01
Ecological Synthesis National Center for Ecological Analysis & Synthesis  
1/1/01
NRC Research Associateships National Research Council of the National Academies  
1/1/01
Postdoctoral Fellowships in Polar Regions Research National Science Foundation 10/18/10
Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology National Science Foundation 10/19/10
NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowships Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada 10/15/10
Omidyar Postdoctoral Fellowships Santa Fe Institute 11/1/11
Postdoctoral Fellowships Smithsonian Environmental Research Center 1/15/12
Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Programs Smithsonian Institution 1/15/11
David H. Smith Conservation Research Fellowship Program Society for Conservation Biology 9/24/10
National Health And Environmental Effects Research Lab (NHEERL) Post-Doctoral Research Program United States Environmental Protection Agency 10/31/12
USGS Mendenhall Postdoctoral Fellowship Program United States Geological Survey 2/21/12
Michigan Society of Fellows University of Michigan 10/1/10
Postdoctoral Scholar Program Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution 1/15/11
Kathryn Fuller Fellowship in Conservation Science World Wildlife Fund 1/31/11

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Fungal Ecophysiology: The lab of Matthias Rillig at Freie Universität Berlin, Germany, is offering a postdoctoral researcher position (funded for 4 years) in the framework of a recently funded collaborative research center on "Priming and memory of organismal responses to stress". Our project is on ecology and physiology of soil saprobic and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, and focusses on if and how these fungi can "remember" previous temperature stresses when exposed to another stress episode later. Previous experience in fungal biology and/or physiology, especially with saprobic soil fungi, is highly desirable. Project description Please send applications (preferably as one pdf) or inquiries per email to Matthias Rillig (matthias.rillig@fu-berlin.de). Posted: 6/28/12.

Lichen Ecophysiology: School of Biology, University of Nottingham, Research Fellow (Fixed-term), £27,578 per annum. Applications are invited for "The ecology of mat-forming lichens – new vision using X-ray computed tomography", funded by the Leverhulme Trust. The project involves using X-ray micro CT to visualize and quantify the three dimensional structure of ground-dwelling lichens in the genus Cladina (the reindeer lichens) in relation to their capacity to intercept light and atmosphere-derived nutrients and to dominate the ground cover of subarctic woodlands and heathlands. Comparisons between lichen species and between lichens and plants will be made using derived functions such as leaf area index, canopy gap fraction and light interception efficiency. Fieldwork will be undertaken in the UK and Finland to collect lichens, set up and run growth experiments and make light measurements in lichens in the field. 14C-labelling will be used to measure downward translocation of photosynthate in lichen mats. Candidates must hold a PhD (or equivalent) in the ecophysiology of lichens, plants or fungi or a related discipline. It is essential that candidates have proven quantitative skills. Previous practical experience in image analysis, structural/growth analysis and/or use of isotopes would also be desirable. This post is available from 1 October 2012 and will be offered on a fixed-term contract until 30 September 2015. Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Peter Crittenden (pdc@nottingham.ac.uk). Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted. More details and to apply on-line, ref. MED/08083. Closing date: 30 May 2012. Posted: 5/14/12.

Avian Behavioral and Physiological Ecology: Department of Zoology, Oklahoma State University. I invite applicants for an NIH-funded 1-yr postdoctoral position starting August 1, 2012 (at the latest) to work on a project studying the effects of developmental exposure to stressors on adult behavior and immune responses in captive zebra finches. There is the possibility for the duration of the position to be extended. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. and will be expected to run behavioral trials, conduct immune assays, work with graduate and undergraduate students, and contribute to data analysis and manuscript preparation. Candidates should send a CV, short statements of research interests and relevant experience, and names and contact information for three references to Jennifer Grindstaff at jen.grindstaff@okstate.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Posted: 3/23/12.

Tree and Forest Ecophysiology: At the Paul Scherrer Institute in the Ecosystem Fluxes and Stable Isotopes Group a postdoctoral position is open. The position is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF) within the SINERGIA project “iTREE: Long-term variability of tree growth in a changing environment - identifying physiological mechanisms using stable C and O Isotopes in TREE rings”. iTREE is an interdisciplinary research framework between four different institutes, which enables leading dendro-climatologists, plant physiologists, isotope specialists, and global carbon cycle modelers to capitalize on their existing synergies. The object of the project is to reduce uncertainties related to estimations of tree/forest growth in the context of changing natural environments. We are looking for a Postdoctoral Fellow - Tree and Forest Ecophysiological Research (index no. 5503-00). We offer a highly interesting position in an international, interdisciplinary research team, which is in strong interaction with our partner institutes in Bern, Zürich and Birmensdorf as well as with international partners. More information and online application (include list of publications, addresses of referees, statement of research experience and research goals). For further information please contact Dr Rolf Siegwolf, phone +41 56 310 27 86. Paul Scherrer Institut, Human Resources, Elke Baumann, 5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland. Posted: 2/23/12.

[position filled] Sources and cycling of non-photosynthetic carbon in plants: The Department of Earth System Science at the University of California, Irvine seeks applicants for a postdoctoral scholar position in experimental research on sources and cycling of non-photosynthetic carbon in plants. The successful candidate will work closely with Drs. Guaciara dos Santos and Kathleen Treseder to design and test hypotheses regarding the role of carbon within high plant biosilica structures known as phytoliths. The project involves working with carbon isotopes and nanotechnological particles coupled with image techniques, in addition to collaborations with the Stable Isotope laboratory team in CEREGE/France and the Soils and Sediments Analysis Laboratory, University of Wisconsin-Madison. The position will be based primarily at KCCAMS/UCI facility, but some travelling to the field and other laboratories are expected. The position will be initially for 1 year, renewable for an additional 2 years dependent on applicant personal contributions to the project and is subject to available Federal funding. Deadline: Tuesday, March 20, 2012. Qualifications: The applicant should have, or be about to gain, a Ph.D. in biochemistry or related fields, and is expected to have some experience with phytoliths and image techniques (such as scanning electron and confocal microscopes). The successful candidate is expected to dedicate full time to this project. Experience with isotope analyses is desirable. Send applications including CV, a statement of research interests and a list of three references to: Dr. Guaciara dos Santos, Rm B321, Croul Hall, Department of Earth System Science, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697-3100. Electronic submissions are preferred and can be sent to gdossant@uci.edu. Full job ad. Posted: 1/12/12.

[position filled] Plant Ecophysiologist: (ORNL11-175-ESD) A postdoctoral position is available in the Environmental Sciences Division and Climate Change Science Institute of Oak Ridge National Laboratory to investigate plant carbon physiology and water relations in context of climate change. The successful candidate will join a multi-disciplinary team of investigators undertaking a broad, integrated field experimental study to assess the response of northern peatland ecosystems to increases in temperature and exposures to elevated atmospheric CO2 concentrations (see SPRUCE Experiment: http://mnspruce.ornl.gov). The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. with comprehensive experience in plant physiological ecology and one or more of the following disciplines: biogeochemistry, ecosystem ecology, peatland hydrology, mechanistic modeling of plant physiological processes, or global change ecology in general. Prior experience with experimental field ecological research and associated laboratory approaches (including gas exchange, sap flow, respiration and stable isotopes) and an appreciation of data-model interactions is highly desirable. This is a one-year term appointment, with anticipated renewal based on performance and continuation of funding. Questions regarding the position can be directed to Jeff Warren (warrenjm@ornl.gov). Applicants can view this position and apply online at: https://www3.orau.gov/ORNL_TOppS/Posting/AcademicLevel/Postdoctoral. All applicants will need to register before they can begin the online application. Please see the instructions. This appointment is offered through the ORNL Postgraduate Research Participation Program and is administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE). The program is open to all qualified U.S. and non-U.S. citizens without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, or status as a Vietnam-era veteran or disabled veteran. Posted: 1/5/12.

Plant Functional Ecology: A Postdoctoral Research Fellowship is available in Dr Ian Wright’s rapidly-growing plant ecology group at Macquarie University (Sydney, Australia). This position is funded as part of the Australian Research Council Discovery Project “Scaling functional traits to whole-plant growth”. The successful candidate will work closely with Wright and collaborators including Drs Lucas Cernusak (Australian National University), Caroline Lehmann (Macquarie University) and Ross Peacock (NSW Office of Environment and Heritage), testing new hypotheses about the interplay of key ecological/ physiological traits and biomass allometry in together determining growth outcomes, across seedlings, saplings and adult plants. The project includes a substantial field component, to be undertaken in a range of Australian forest types. Essential criteria include a PhD in plant ecology or ecophysiology; experience in field-based research; a flare for data analysis and interpretation; proven ability to publish in well-regarded journals; strong interpersonal skills; good written and spoken English; current drivers license. Experience in measuring photosynthesis and tissue respiration rates under field conditions would be highly regarded. This position is up to 2 years duration, with a very attractive salary package (ca. $70k/year). Probationary conditions may apply (normally 12 months). Closing date for applications is June 10th. The position is available immediately. Further information can be found at: http://bio.mq.edu.au/~iwright/postdocinfo.htm. Candidates in their application must address the essential criteria specifically listed in the pre-screening questions, as well as provide a detailed curriculum vitae, academic record and publications list. Posted: 5/11/12.

Plant Functional Trait Ecophysiology/Evolution: University Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology at the University of Connecticut. We invite applications for a University Postdoctoral Fellow on a project investigating evolutionary radiations in Protea and Pelargonium. The successful applicant will be part of a large team that is investigating functional trait evolution in these genera in the context of the characteristics of communities in which they occur and their resilience to climate change. The successful applicant will be responsible for design, implementation, and analysis of field and greenhouse experiments that explore the link between leaf traits, leaf physiology and leaf longevity in adaptation to broad environmental gradients in the Greater Cape Floristic Region of southern Africa. Extended travel or residence in the Greater Cape Floristic Region of southern Africa will be required for fieldwork and experiments. Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in biology or a closely related field; and experience in plant ecophysiology (e.g., leaf longevity, interpretation of stable isotope data, photosynthesis). Preferred Qualifications: Experience with Geographic Information Systems (GIS); statistical analysis (R); and phylogenetic comparative methods. This is a one year, grant funded position. Continuation of this position may be possible for an additional year if performance is satisfactory and grant funding is available. Interested applicants should apply online using www.jobs.uconn.edu. Applications should include a brief statement (1-2 pages) summarizing previous scientific work and experience, a curriculum vitae, and the names and addresses of up to three individuals able to evaluate the applicant’s qualifications for the position. The position can start as soon as 1 March 2012. Review of applications will begin on January 23, 2012. Inquiries may be addressed to Carl Schlichting at: schlicht@uconn.edu. Posted: 12/16/11.

Ecosystem/Physiological Plant Ecologist: The University of Alaska (UAA) Environment and Natural Resources Institute seeks an ecosystem/physiological plant ecologist for a three-year postdoctoral fellow position with field studies in northwest Greenland. The position will be based in Anchorage, Alaska, with mid-May to mid-September field seasons in 2012, 2013, and 2014 stationed at Thule Air Base Station for Arctic Research (TSTAR). The project is part of the NSF Office of Polar Programs Arctic Observing Network and is focusing on measuring and monitoring vegetation and ecosystem changes in the high Arctic using spectral systems and trace gas measurements. The incumbent will use a 50m tram system that spans a moisture gradient which will be fitted with a suite of downward-looking spectral instruments and will conduct companion phenology, trace gas, and plant ecophysiological studies. The successful applicant will be expected to assist in supervising graduate and undergraduate students, and in project management. A PhD or previous postdoctoral research experience in ecosystem ecology, biogeochemistry, physiological plant ecology, remote sensing, or geospatial analysis is preferred. The appointment is expected to begin March 2012. Screening of applicants will begin in January 2012. To be considered please apply to the CAS/Environment and Natural Resources Institute Postdoctoral pool posting #0060111, at: http://www.uakjobs.com/. For questions, please contact: Jeff Welker (afjmw1@uaa.alaska.edu). Posted: 9/8/11.

Micrometeorology/Ecophysiology: The National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) is a $430 million dollar observatory project dedicated to understanding how changes in climate, land use and invasive species impact ecology. Reporting to the Senior Supervising Scientist of the Fundamental Instrument Unit (FIU), the FIU Staff Scientist will support science project development and management activities for the FIU component of the NEON Observatory. The FIU consists of an automated suite of meteorological, atmospheric, soil and ecophysiological measurements. The FIU is responsible for developing innovative data products and QA/QC algorithms, sensor deployment in the field, a mobile sensor platform, field procedures, training materials for field staff, developing new site designs and ongoing technology assessments. For details, see FIU Staff Scientist. Posted: 8/9/11.

Plant Respiration: A postdoc position is available at the University of Florida, Gainesville, Department of Biology for a project on modeling the temperature sensitivity of plant respiration. This project will use a state-of-the-art ecosystem process model to quantify the impact of climate change on terrestrial carbon balance, with particular emphasis on the temperature sensitivity and acclimation of plant respiration. The project will leverage multiple data sources, including an ongoing NSF-funded study on the temperature response of tropical trees to experimental warming. The NSF study involves in-situ measurements of leaf and branch respiration using a canopy crane in central Panama, as well as experiments with tropical tree seedlings (more details). Qualifications: PhD in ecology, plant physiology, geosciences, applied mathematics, or related field; strong quantitative and writing skills. Preference will be given to applicants with (1) research experience in terrestrial ecosystem ecology or plant physiology, and (2) strong mathematical, statistical, and computational skills (i.e., proficiency with one or more scientific programming languages, such as C, FORTRAN, or R). Applicants who lack these qualifications should explain in a cover letter their motivation for transitioning to ecosystem modeling research. Start date is flexible, with a preferred start date between January and October 2012. Funding: two years, with competitive salary and benefits. To Apply: Email a single pdf to Jeremy Lichstein (jlichstein@ufl.edu) with subject POSTDOC-RESPIRATION including (1) cover letter with a 1-2 page statement of research interests and goals; (2) CV; and (3) contact information for three references. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and the position will remain open until filled. Posted: 10/10/11, revised: 12/6/11.

Plant Physiology: postdoctoral position at Princeton University in collaboration with Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University. We seek a postdoctoral research associate to develop a method for the explicit measurement of gross photosynthesis and light respiration in plants, and apply the method to study processes of carbon fixation and O2 consumption including the Kok effect, photorespiration, and other modes of O2 consumption in the light. Innovative experimental techniques to be used for this work leverage methods used in our laboratories, including high precision isotope ratio mass spectrometry. The successful candidate will have considerable latitude in selecting specific research projects. Candidates should have a Ph. D. in plant physiology or another area of biogeochemistry. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Applicants should include a curriculum vitae, research statement, list of publications, and contact information for three references by applying on the Princeton University jobsite at https://jobs.princeton.edu/. Please reply to req. 1000979. Princeton University is an equal opportunity-affirmative action employer and complies with applicable EEO and affirmative action regulations. For additional information: Michael Bender, Princeton (bender@princeton.edu) or Kevin Griffin, Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory (griff@ldeo.columbia.edu). Posted: 11/14/11.

Ecology and Eolian Processes: The USGS Canyonlands Research Station in Moab, Utah is recruiting for a post-doc (GS-0408 or GS-1301). This is a full time term position (planned for two years) with the USGS, Southwest Biological Science Center. The incumbent will be responsible for carrying out a large field study on the sources of fugitive dust on the Colorado Plateau. The goal of this research project is to quantify the relative contribution of major factors that currently or potentially contribute to regional dust, including roads, off-road vehicles, domestic grazing, and climate change. The incumbent will work closelywith USGS scientists (Drs. Mike Duniway and Jayne Belnap) in experimental design, method development, and reporting results. The project will use a combination of experimental manipulations using a portable wind tunnel, monitoring of dust emissions off a variety of soil and land use types (e.g. roads, grazing, undisturbed, etc.), and modeling. Major duties consist of 1) project planning and management; 2) leading field crews of 1-3 people; 3) collecting vegetation, ground cover, soil, and dust data; 4) using GIS to assemble layers, create random samples, and prepare maps; 5) performing statistical analyses; 6) conduct wind erosion modeling; and 7) preparation graphs, tables, and reports or scientific papers. The work is approximately 60% office and 40% field work. Field work involves withstanding both extreme heat and cold; walking over rough, rocky, or uneven terrain; lifting and carrying equipment and supplies (up to 50 lbs.); long hours; and driving a 4WD truck and all-terrain vehicles on unimproved roads. Qualifications: See USGS Ecologist Series or USGS Physical Scientist Series. A background in ecology or soil science is preferred. Prior experience with dust erosion research, vegetation and soil measurements, and wind modeling is highly desirable. Additionally, familiarity with statistical analyses, GIS, and preparation of manuscripts for peer reviewed publications is preferred. The incumbent must be in sufficient physical condition to withstand the rigors of the field work. Incumbent also must pass a background check. A valid US driver’s license is required. Salary is $47k/year with full health and retirement benefits. A start date of June 2012 is preferred. Applicants MUST be U.S. citizens. If you have questions send an email to CRS_Jobs@usgs.gov. This job will be announced on www.usajobs.gov in April or May 2012. Posted: 4/25/12.

Ecologist/Botanist: National Park Service GS-12. Duties will primarily be EPMT, T&E, and assistance with the Vegetation Mapping Program. Duty station: Fort Collins, CO. The incumbent serves as a senior advisor and practitioner in plant ecology/botany to apply a systems approach to the study, analysis and conservation of plant organisms, species, communities and ecological relationships. The incumbent is responsible for program development and implementation. The individual directs an intricate program of botany and related activities that involve sensitive and complex issues that may impact a wide variety of park issues. Represents the Biological Resource Management Division’s Restoration and Adaptation Branch when working with others on botanical/ecological matters. Develops and maintains liaisons and effective working relations with related groups and individuals, agencies, and the public in order to encourage and facilitate cooperative regional management strategies. Provides operational assistance and botanical expertise to the service-wide Exotic Plant Management Team (EPMT) Program. Coordinates EPMT strategies with those on adjacent lands to advance ecosystem approaches to the control and treatment of invasive plant species. Assists vegetation inventory program staff with critical review of proposed vegetation classifications, sampling designs, and accuracy assessments. For more details, see the full job ad. Closes April 6, 2012. Posted: 3/23/12.

Ecological Impacts of Climate Change: A multi-year postdoctoral position is available in the Hille Ris Lambers lab at University of Washington (Seattle). In collaboration with Hille Ris Lambers, the successful candidate will develop a project that fits the overall goals of a recently funded NSF grant examining 1) the determinants of altitudinal range limits for a suite of western US tree species; and 2) whether range shifts of these species will keep pace with rapid rates of climate change. Observational, experimental or quantitative approaches (ideally a mix) are possible, and projects that take advantage of existing long-term demographic, distributional and microclimate data sets available from the main field site (Mt. Rainier NP) are preferred. A PhD is required, and strong quantitative and writing skills are desired. Applicants should send a research statement including 1-3 paragraphs describing potential projects of interest, a curriculum vitae and the names and full contact information (email and phone numbers) of three potential references to Janneke Hille Ris Lambers (jhrl[at]uw.edu) with “CLIMATE CHANGE POSTDOC” in the subject header. The start date is flexible, but would ideally be before June of 2012. Application review will begin January 1, 2012, and will continue until the position is filled. Posted: 11/28/11.

Ecology: The Department of Biology at the University of North Carolina – Greensboro seeks applicants for a one-year (renewable up for a second year) postdoctoral research fellow. The postdoctoral fellow will participate in ongoing ecological research in primarily a) the ecology and evolution of the interaction of plants-endophytic fungi-herbivores, and secondarily b) trophic dynamics and food web structure in urban communities under the direction of Stanley H. Faeth. The successful applicant will have a Ph.D. in life sciences, specializing in ecology, and expertise and experience in ecological lab, greenhouse and field experiments, experimental design and statistical analyses. Expertise in modern molecular methods, mycology, plant sciences and/or entomology is desired. The applicant is expected to develop independent research projects within the context of research program and interact with faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and undergraduate and graduate students at UNC-G. Qualifications: PhD degree in life sciences, specializing in Ecology, within the past three years, is required. Deadline: November 1, 2011 and position open until filled. Salary: $35,000/year plus benefits. Effective Date: April 1, 2012. Send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and names of three referees, referencing position #14512 to: Kathe Martin, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Department of Biology, PO Box 26170, UNCG, Greensboro, NC 27402-6170. Posted: 10/14/11.

Ecology: A multi-year postdoctoral position in ecology is available in the research group of Jonathan Levine at ETH Zurich, beginning in 2012. In collaboration with Levine, the successful candidate will develop a project combining empirical and theoretical approaches to explore questions in plant population and community ecology. The research focus and start date are flexible and those with plant, non-plant, or theoretical backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Research in the Levine group focuses on two general problems: (1) the maintenance of species diversity in communities and (2) the determinants of the success and impacts of biological invasions. Current coexistence projects explore how individual variation influences the outcome of competitive interactions, the effect of fluctuating climate on plant coexistence, and the role of plant pathogens in shaping community composition. Current invasions projects explore the role of landscape patchiness in influencing the spread of exotic species, how invasions alter the connectivity among native populations, and the importance of phenology for the outcome of plant invasions. All projects combine empirical approaches with mathematical theory to achieve their aims. The applicant will have the opportunity to conduct fieldwork in Europe, California, and elsewhere. Work-related interactions will be in English. The quality of life in Zurich is among the highest in the world, and the postdoctoral salary at ETH is excellent. Outstanding research groups at ETH Zurich and the adjacent University Zurich offer numerous opportunities for interaction and collaboration. Your application includes a research statement including one to two paragraphs describing the type of projects of interest, a curriculum vitae, and the contact information for three references. Application review will begin September 15, 2011, and continue until the position is filled. For questions and application information, please contact Jonathan Levine at jlevine@ethz.ch. Submit your application online. Posted: 8/15/11.

Lectureship - Ecology: The School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University College Cork, is seeking to make a permanent appointment in Ecology to contribute to its research, teaching and related administration in the School. Applicants must hold doctoral qualifications in Ecology/Zoology or related areas. The appointee will be required to contribute to teaching modules across the School, in both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and to develop an independent research programme(s) in the field of Ecology, Zoology and Environmental Sciences. Evidence of peer-reviewed publication and the potential to establish a research programme, capable of attracting external funding and establishing collaborative links, nationally and internationally, will be required. Applicants should be able to demonstrate the capacity to complement and enhance existing research interests and themes within the School. For informal inquiries about the post, please contact Professor John O’Halloran, Head of the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences (+353 21 4901317; j.ohalloran@ucc.ie). Salary Scale starts at €31,821. Closing Date: 12 Noon, Wednesday, 10 August, 2011. Application forms must be completed and are available, together with further details, at http://www.ucc.ie/hr/vacancies or, from: Department of Human Resources, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland, Tel.: +353 21 4902541, Email: recruitment@per.ucc.ie, Fax: +353 21 4271568. Posted: 7/25/11.

Plant Ecology or Cryptogam Systematics: Postdoctoral Researcher/Lecturer Position at the Department of Plant Ecology and Systematics, Institute of Biology, Technische Universität Kaiserslautern. Start: 1. June 2012; 3 years with an option for 3 more years. Salary and benefits ac-cording to a full time public service position in Germany (TV-H-E13). Our research focuses on the phylogenetics of cyanobacteria, algae, and lichens, as well as ecology and eco-physiology of plants/cryptogams and their interactions. We offer an excellent environment for phylogenetic, ecological, and eco-physiological research (e.g. low temperature scanning-electron-microscope with energy dispersive x-ray-analysis; a canopy research tower in the biosphere reservation Pfälzerwald; modern gas-exchange measuring devices, chlorophyll-fluorescence (PAM) devices), and areas for the establishment of experimental sites outside and in glasshouses in the botanical garden. Applicants must hold either: 1) a doctoral degree in cryptogam (cyanobacteria, algae, lichens) systematics/phylo-genetics or 2) a doctoral degree in plant ecology. The successful candidate should have a strong background in species knowledge and/or advanced statistical analyses. The applicants are also expected to develop joint research projects, to write funding proposals, as well as to engage in the joint supervision of bachelor, masters and doctoral students. The position comes with a teaching requirement of 8 h per week during the lecturing season (not in the lecture free season). Please send your application preferably by e-mail attachment including a letter outlining your suitability for the post (not more than one page), a detailed CV, contact details of 1 referee and a selection of important publications before March 15, 2012 to: Prof. Dr. Burkhard Büdel, Pflanzenökologie und Systematik, Fachbereich Biologie, TU Kaiserslautern, Postfach 3049, 67653 Kaiserslautern. e-mail: buedel@rhrk.uni-kl.de. Posted: 12/8/11.

Plant Macroecology: The Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (BiK-F) is a new interdisciplinary institute with the mission to carry out internationally outstanding research on the interactions of biodiversity and climate change on the organism level. It has been founded by the Senckenberg Gesellschaft fuer Naturforschung, the Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main, and other partners. The Centre is funded by the Federal State of Hesse through its Initiative for the Development of Scientific and Economic Excellence (LOEWE). It provides a new, dynamic research environment that integrates a variety of disciplines from both natural and social sciences. The Project Area B „Biodiversity Dynamics and Climate‰ €° invites applications for the position of a Postdoctoral researcher in Plant Macroecology Project B1.13 [Ref. #B47b] The successful applicant will investigate the impact of climate and land use-changes on range dynamics of plant species. The focus will be on innovative macroecological analyses on the interaction between ecological niches, potential range shifts and dispersal limitation of the plants. The applicants are also expected to develop joint research projects, to write funding proposals, as well as to engage in the joint supervision of Ph.D., bachelor and masters students. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in ecology or a related field and have substantial experience in plant ecology and/or landscape ecology. Successful candidates should have a strong background in advanced statistical analyses of large and complex data sets. Experience with the handling of remote sensing data and geographical information systems (GIS) would be added recommendations. A solid publication record, good skills in writing and oral communications and the willingness to develop collaborations within an interdisciplinary team and the Centre as a whole are also mandatory. The contract shall start as soon as possible and will initially be restricted to 2 years. Extension is possible and will be subject to personal performance and availability of funds. The duty station will be Frankfurt am Main, Germany. The employer is the Senckenberg Gesellschaft fuer Naturforschung. Please send your application preferably by e-mail attachment, mentioning the reference of this position (#B47b) and including a letter outlining your suitability for the post, a detailed CV, contact details of 2 referees and a selection of your most important publications before January 15, 2012 to: Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. V. Mosbrugger, Scientific Coordinator Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre, Senckenberganlage 25, D-60325 Frankfurt am Main, Germany. E-mails are to be sent to Service and Administration: recruiting@senckenberg.de. For scientific enquiries please contact Prof. Dr. O. Tackenberg (tackenberg@bio.unifrankfurt.de). Posted: 12/5/11.

Herbivore-Predator Interactions: Two postdoctoral research posts. Project financed by the Academy of Finland during 2011-15: The struggle of herbivores and predators between finding food and eluding enemies. For two years with possible extension up to four years (starting in Oct to Nov 2011) at Dept. Biol., University of Turku, Finland. Objectives: While animals in the wild cope with the conflict between finding food and eluding predators, interactive impacts of food supply and predators on demography of vertebrate populations have remained largely unstudied. Two two-factor experiments with mammals in North America showed that sole food supplementation (FS) and predator reduction (PR) result in a 2-to-3-fold increase, and both FS and PR resulted in a >10-fold increase in population densities. These studies suggest that food and predation may have interactive effects on reproductive success and population densities of vertebrate animals. This project will thus aim to solve the long-lasting controversy over whether animal populations are mainly limited by bottom-up (food) and/or top-down forces (predation). Details on the research environment, research projects and their productivity can be found in Section of Ecology, Korpimäki lab, Nordic Centre of Excellence Tundra. The postdoctoral researcher will take part in the planning and execution of the project, in analysing the existing long-term observational and experimental data sets on herbivores and predators, in writing papers, and in supervision of the Ph.D. and M.Sci. students, etc. The salary will be in accordance with the Finnish university norms, approx. 2950-3400 €/mo, the exact level depending on competence. Queries and applications (CV, list of publications, a summary of research interests and motivation for this project) to Erkki Korpimäki, e-mail ekorpi@utu.fi, fax +358-2-3336598. Deadline for applications is 31 Aug 2011. Address: Section of Ecology, Department of Biology, University of Turku, FIN-20014 Turku, Finland. Posted: 8/12/11.

Aquatic Vegetation Propagation: A post-doctoral position is immediately available at The University of Southern Mississippi's Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, located in Ocean Springs MS, in the Center for Plant Restoration and Coastal Plant Research (CPR), headed by Dr Patrick Biber. Our research group is interested in developing protocols to propagate /Vallisneria/ and /Ruppia/ in a nursery setting, for future restoration projects in the Northern Gulf of Mexico related to the 2010 oil spill. Existing facilities include 4 incubation chambers, a laminar-flow hood, a large dedicated wet-lab with aquaria and high-output growlights, as well as extensive outdoor mesocosms for large scale growout. Candidates require a PhD with a strong background in plant ecology or reproductive biology in aquatic systems, and proven experience in one or more of the following fields: plant propagation, SAV restoration, micropropagation, or plant biology. He/she will be responsible for leading a team of scientists and technicians in all aspects of the state-funded project including: the experimental data collections, the analysis and synthesis of this data with other ongoing projects, and the publication of findings in leading research journals. If you are interested in this opportunity, please upload your application to https://jobs.usm.edu. Documents must include your CV, a cover letter outlining your research experience and interests, and contact information for 3 references. Please also forward a copy of your completed application by e-mail to patrick.biber@usm.edu. Closing date is May 30, 2012 or when the position is filled. Posted: 3/22/12.

Aquatic Ecology: Postdoctoral Research Fellowship – Sam Houston State University – Huntsville, Texas. The Texas Research Institute for Environmental Studies (TRIES) is searching for a highly motivated and talented research scientist with an expertise in Aquatic Ecology. Candidates with a research background that highlights experiences in aquatic community and or aquatic ecosystem ecology, aquatic invasive species and biogeochemistry are preferred. TRIES is a collaborative research institute and the successful candidate will be expected to further develop their own research program while enhancing TRIES mission. The candidate will be expected to write and submit grants to external funding agencies and make strong attempts to acquire additional research funding. Both graduate and undergraduate students will be available for assistance in the candidate’s research program with the option to formally train and mentor master’s level graduate students. The successful candidate in this integrative post-doctoral position will also be expected to interact with a highly reputable research faculty within the Departments of Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Geology/Geography and Mathematics/Statistics. TRIES offers a state-of-the-art Analytical Laboratory that is available to assist in chemical and analytical analyses to fully facilitate the candidates research productivity. Qualifications: Ph.D. in Biology, Ecology, Evolution, or related fields Demonstrated record of scholarship with national and international presentations and publications Demonstrated ability to work independently Demonstrated research interests which compliment the TRIES mission This fulltime 12-month appointment is eligible for health insurance benefits and participation in a state retirement program with a competitive salary range of $32-45k depending on experience and qualifications. Application Procedure: E-mail an application file consisting of a single-merged PDF to include: (1) a letter of intent describing qualifications, (2) a current 1-page research statement and CV including a list of three references with full contact information, and (3) at least three reprints of your publications to Dr. William I. Lutterschmidt at Lutterschmidt@shsu.edu with TRIES Post-doc Application in the subject heading. For additional information on the position you may contact Dr. Lutterschmidt by phone at 936-294-1556. Review of applications will begin July 15, 2012 and continue until filled. Starting date is Fall 2012. Applicants are required to complete three employment forms (The State of Texas Application for Employment, the Applicant Questionnaire, and the Applicant Statistical Data Sheet) which maybe downloaded from and submitted directly to the Department of Human Resources. Posted: 6/25/12.

Aquatic Ecology: Dr. Stuart A. Ludsin has 2 years of support for a post-doctoral scientist to use a coupled physical-biological modeling approach to explore the role that physical processes (e.g., water circulation, weather, river discharge) play in driving recruitment variation of Lake Erie walleye, a top predator of great ecological and economic importance. The incumbent also would work closely with other OSU-AEL faculty, post-docs, and graduate students that are collaborating on this and other related projects, as well as researchers and biologists from Central Michigan University (Kevin Pangle), the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (Yingming Zhao), the Ohio Department of Natural Resources-Division of Wildlife (Jeffrey Tyson), and USGS Great Lakes Science Center (Edward Roseman). The successful candidate's primary responsibilities will be to: 1) calibrate and validate an extant 3-D Lake Erie hydrodynamics/lower food web model, using historical (1987-2012) physical, chemical, and biological data; 2) use model output to drive an extant individual-based larval walleye model that can explore questions regarding walleye recruitment, population connectivity, and contributions of discrete stocks to the fishery; and 3) write manuscripts and present papers that synthesize findings. Opportunities to help mentor students, participate in field and lab work, gain experience teaching, and develop research projects consistent with the incumbent's interests will exist (if interested). The incumbent would join a dynamic, interactive group of graduate students, post-docs, visiting scholars, and faculty at The Ohio State University's Aquatic Ecology Laboratory, which is housed within the Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology. At present, Dr. Ludsin is advising 7 graduate students (6 PhD, 1 M.S.) and sponsoring 3 post-docs. Qualifications: A successful applicant will be creative, motivated, and capable of working well both independently and cooperatively. Minimum qualifications include a PhD in ecology, aquatic sciences, biology, or a related field. Strong quantitative and written skills are required. Experience developing and/or coding computer models is highly desired, as is an understanding of basic aquatic or fisheries ecology. How to apply: Please electronically submit a cover letter, CV, and names/contact information of three references to Stuart Ludsin at ludsin.1@osu.edu. Application review will begin on June 11, 2012 and will continue until a suitable candidate is found. An ideal start date would be summer or early fall 2012. Posted: 5/30/12.

Aquatic Ecology: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Hancock Biological Station/Watershed Studies Institute, Murray State University. Ph.D. required in freshwater ecology or closely related field. ABD with documented plan of completion will be considered. Must be immediately employable and capable of working in field situations on streams and lakes. Conduct research in areas of biological or geochemical limnology, production, analysis of long-term data sets and/or cyberinfrastructure. Experience with environmental sensors preferred. The position is not grant related, and there will be flexibility to explore a variety of interests. The Hancock Biological Station is located on Kentucky Lake approximately 15 miles from campus. The Station has a full-time staff of 8 and is well-equipped for most types of field and laboratory limnological/ecological research. To apply, e-mail a letter of application detailing research goals and experience to David White (dwhite@murraystate.edu) or call 270-474-2272. Hancock Biological Station, 561 Emma Drive, Murray, KY 42071. Posted: 1/23/12.

Theoretical and Statistical Plankton Ecology: Three postdoctoral research positions are available in the labs of Elena Litchman and Chris Klausmeier to develop mathematical and statistical models in plankton ecology. 1) Modeling community dynamics in Lake Baikal and analyzing long-term plankton data (job #6136). Funded by NSF grant "Dimensions: Collaborative Research: Lake Baikal Responses to Global Change: The Role of Genetic, Functional and Taxonomic Diversity in the Plankton" 2) Using trait-based and community models to optimize algal biofuel polycultures (job #6137). Funded by NSF grant "Experimental and theoretical trait-based approaches to optimizing algal biofuel polycultures" 3) Investigating community dynamics in spatially and temporally varying environments (job #6138). Funded by NSF grant "CAREER: Modeling Complexity in Plankton Communities". Basic qualifications are a PhD in ecology, mathematics, or a related field, and a strong interest in quantitative ecology. Knowledge of phytoplankton ecology, limnology, or oceanography is a plus. The postdocs will be based at Michigan State University's Kellogg Biological Station. Each position is for one year, with a possibility of renewal, given satisfactory performance. To apply, search for the job numbers above at https://jobs.msu.edu. Applications should include a cover letter describing your research interests and experience and your CV. Also, email the contact information of two references to Chris Klausmeier (klausme1@msu.edu). Review will begin June 1, 2012. For more information, email Chris Klausmeier (klausme1@msu.edu). Posted: 5/7/12.

Plankton Community Dynamics in Siberia: These two positions are available at the University of California, Santa Barbara for a newly funded Lake Baikal Dimensions of Biodiversity research project (see the Information Manager position on the staff page). More postdoc and student positions soon will be advertised at the collaborating institutions listed below. We seek a postdoctoral research associate to primarily focus on identifying the biotic and abiotic drivers of temporally shifting community dynamics in plankton assemblages, through the analysis of long-term data from Lake Baikal. The postdoc also will collaborate more generally on multiple themes of biodiversity research at the lake. The postdoc will be based at the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, working under the supervision of Stephanie Hampton, and collaborating with faculty and students at Wellesley College, Michigan State University, University of Texas, and East Tennessee State University. The successful candidate ideally will have (or soon have) a Ph.D. in ecology or a related discipline, a strong background in freshwater ecology, a record of peer-reviewed publication, a solid background in statistics, and a willingness to learn Russian and to spend two weeks each summer at Lake Baikal with colleagues. Start date is negotiable, ideally 1 January 2012. Please feel free to ask questions about your fit to the position before applying (hampton@nceas.ucsb.edu). To apply, attach your CV to an email that describes your interest in the position and gives the name and contact information for three references; send this email to hampton@nceas.ucsb.edu with the subject line: Baikal postdoc application. Review of applicants will begin 14 November 2011. For more information, see: project abstract, the history of this Russian-American collaboration, and several papers describing work to date on one of the primary Baikal data sets. Posted: 10/26/11.

Plankton Biodiversity in Siberia: A two-year postdoctoral fellowship position is available at the Dept of Biological Sciences at Wellesley College to co-lead a NSF-funded project on plankton biodiversity at Lake Baikal, Siberia. The goal of this multidisciplinary, multi-institutional project is to determine if the genetic and functional diversity of endemic plankton species will allow them to adapt and persist in a changing climate or whether they will be replaced by cosmopolitan species, which could have dramatic consequences for the entire ecosystem. Research on-site at Lake Baikal and at Wellesley College will quantify functional and taxonomic diversity of Baikal's zooplankton. This project will be carried out in collaboration with Dr. Marianne V. Moore, Wellesley College, and other participating faculty and students at UC-Santa Barbara, Michigan State University, University of Texas, and East Tennessee State University. In addition to pursuing the project's core research questions, the candidate will also have the flexibility to develop his or her own independent research project and the opportunity to form national and international collaborations. Requirements: • Ph.D. in aquatic ecology or limnology • Strong quantitative skills • Experience culturing zooplankton and conducting field and laboratory experiments with plankton • Excellent scholarly achievement (publications) • Ability & motivation to work both independently and in an interdisciplinary team of USA & Russian scientists • Fluency in Russian is strongly encouraged. A starting salary of $50k per year plus health and dental insurance will be provided. Applicants should send a CV, a short statement of research interests and career goals, starting date availability, and the names and email addresses of three referees to Ms. Karin Thomason (kthomason@wellesley.edu). Additional materials related to the candidate's research skills and experiences as well as samples of scholarly publications may also be submitted, but are not required. Start date is negotiable, ideally March 1, 2012. Inquiries about this position may be sent to mmoore@wellesley.edu. See the project abstract, history of this Russian-American collaboration, and papers authored by members of the US-Russian collaboration for more information. Posted: 10/17/11, revised: 12/16/11.

Marine Benthic Surveys and Habitat Modeling: The Benthic Ecology Lab associated with the Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center at the Hatfield Marine Science Center, Oregon State University, invites applicants for a full-time, 12-month, fixed-term, Research Associate (Post Doc). Reappointment is at the discretion of the Department Head. This researcher will conduct geo-spatial analyses of data collected via submersible and ROV dives of rocky reef and bank habitats. This position is part of a larger investigation to determine species-habitat relationships in continental shelf waters that may be targeted for marine renewable energy development. This researcher will participate in ROV cruises, analyze collected video, and conduct statistical analyses of species distributions and habitat associations. In collaboration with the Seafloor Mapping Lab of CEOAS, this researcher will use modeling techniques to map habitat suitability for selected organisms or species groups. Required qualifications: PhD in a Marine Science (or equivalent). Demonstrated ability to work effectively at sea, which involves lifting/carrying/moving gear/equipment weighing 30-100 pounds. This is demonstrated by past experiences on multi-day oceanographic cruises. Demonstrated experience with ArcGIS. Demonstrated experience using scientific analysis and graphing software. Demonstrated organizational skills and leadership. Experience collecting data used for publishable work. Preference will be given to individuals with formal training or significant experience with ROV work, marine benthic ecology or taxonomy. Experience using Microsoft Access and/or other database software as well as experience with PRIMER or R statistical packages is desirable. This position closes on June 11. It is hoped that the candidate will start this position in August 2012 in order to participate in the ROV cruise for data collection in September. Please apply online. Feel free to contact Sarah Henkel (sarah.henkel@oregonstate.edu) with any questions. Posted: 5/18/12.

Quantitative Spatial Marine Ecology: The University of Sydney, through the School of Biological Sciences and the Australian Centre for Field Robotics, has secured funding from the NSW Marine Parks Authority to support an outstanding Postdoctoral Research Associate in the area of quantitative and spatial ecology of marine benthic communities, with a specific focus on biodiversity within marine parks now and under climate change scenarios. The research will involve the analysis of imagery and video data collected by Autonomous Underwater Vehicle, Baited Underwater Video and towed video systems, habitat mapping, oceanography and biodiversity assessment to address broad ecological questions relevant to understanding spatial patterns and variability in coastal habitats. You will work closely with a multi-disciplinary team including image analysis and machine learning researchers, engineers and programmers, as well as marine ecologists and biologists. Some of your main contacts will be Dr. Will Figueira, Assoc. Prof. Stefan Williams and Prof. Maria Byrne. This position will suit a dynamic and experienced researcher with excellent teamwork skills who wishes to undertake research in the area of marine ecology and habitat mapping. To succeed, you will have: a PhD in marine ecology or related discipline with a strong quantitative research focus, a strong research background in spatial marine ecology/landscape ecology or related area with experience in remote sensing/GIS, a responsible nature and enthusiasm for seeing your work integrated into a multi-disciplinary project as part of on-going monitoring programs, a track record relative to opportunity of publishing in scientific peer-reviewed literature. Desirable and highly regarded are: familiarity with advanced statistical modelling programs/languages e.g. Matlab, SAS or “R”; experience with accessing, organising and managing large datasets including process automation (scripting) and database querying; knowledge of flora and fauna of near-shore benthic communities of temperate reef environments; experience conducting boat-based ecological research. To apply, visit http://sydney.edu.au/positions and search by the reference number 284/0212. Closes: 10 May 2012. Posted: 4/18/12.

Marine Spatial Ecology: Five international post-doc positions based at the University of Queensland in the Marine Spatial Ecology Lab. They cover a range of topics from reef data analysis, to connectivity modelling, food web modelling, and the economics of resilience. Each position will provide great opportunities for inter-disciplinary collaboration with partners at UQ, AIMS, and the University of California. Positions: 1) network connectivity of coral reefs (3 years), 2) ecological economics: the economics of coral reef resilience (3 years), 3) 3) Coral data analyst, 4) food web modelling, 5) ecosystem-based fisheries (coral reefs). For the full job ads, see http://www.marinespatialecologylab.org/opportunities/positions/. Closing date: March 1st. Posted: 2/15/12.

Marine Vertebrate Ecology: University of Exeter postdoc position in our group working with the excellent NGO Prodelphinus in Peru. Job reference R11074. The College of Life and Environmental Sciences, Centre for Ecology and Conservation, Cornwall Campus, wishes to recruit an Associate Research Fellow to support the work of Professor Brendan Godley, Dr Annette Broderick and Dr Matthew Witt in the UK and overseas. This position funded by the Darwin Initiative, is available from 1 June 2012 to 30 September 2013. Research topics include Fisheries Bycatch, Marine Acoustics, Satellite tracking, Spatial Ecology and Conservation. See the full job ad for details. Closes: 16 April 2012. Posted: 3/21/12.

Marine Vertebrate Ecology: University of Exeter College of Life and Environmental Sciences Centre for Ecology and Conservation, Cornwall Campus. Associate Research Fellow in Marine Vertebrate Ecology (Ref. P42975) Salary: £24,520 - £26,779 per annum, depending on qualifications and experience. Fixed term contract for 18 months. The College wishes to recruit up to three Associate Research Fellows to support the work of Professor Brendan Godley, Dr Annette Broderick and Dr Matthew Witt in the UK and overseas. These positions are funded by the Darwin Initiative, EU FP7 and NERC are available immediately for 18 months. Research topics include Marine Renewable Energy, Fisheries Bycatch, Marine Acoustics, Satellite tracking, Spatial Ecology and Conservation. The posts require a broad range of research and project management skills. The successful applicant will be able to present information on research progress and outcomes, communicate complex information, orally, in writing and electronically and prepare proposals and applications to external bodies. Applicants will possess a relevant PhD and be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge in the discipline and of research methods and techniques to work within established research programmes. The successful applicants will be either experienced marine vertebrate or spatial ecologists. All candidates should have a strong track record of publishing in peer reviewed literature. For further information please contact Dr. Matthew Witt, e-mail m.j.witt@exeter.ac.uk. To apply, Please send your CV and covering letter with the contact details of three referees, to Dr. Witt, quoting the job reference P42975. The closing date for completed applications is 15 February 2012. Interviews are expected to take place in the week of 27th February 2012. Posted: 1/27/12.

Marine Ecology: A 2-year position as a postdoctoral is available at the Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis (CEES), University of Oslo (Norway). The project title is "Changing response of exploited fish stocks to climate change". Recent work has shown that exploitation can affect the response of fish stocks to their environment, an issue of key importance in the current context of climate change and over-exploitation of marine resources. This project aims at deriving theoretical predictions describing the expected patterns of variations of fish populations based on these two influences. The predictions generated will be used as hypotheses to be tested on an extensive database of marine fish-stocks time series that will be built from data available in stock-assessment reports for cod and interdependent species. This position is through the University of Oslo, but the work will be done in close collaboration with Professors Louis Botsford and Alan Hastings at UC Davis, who developed a suitable framework for such an approach. This is a 24 month position with a minimum of 18 months working at Davis. We are seeking for a young researcher who has completed a PhD in fisheries biology or a similar field, with a focus on ecological or evolutionary theory. The announced position involves development of new theoretical predictions to investigate current and future patterns of fish population dynamics. A solid background in mathematics and strong computational and modelling skills are essential. Excellent knowledge of at least one programming language (e.g. Matlab, R, C++) and knowledge of analytical mathematics software is required. Applicants must possess sound knowledge of different modelling approaches in fisheries biology and should have a successful track record of applying these skills to fish populations. An interest in fundamental research and the ability to communicate and work in a multidisciplinary team are essential. See the full job ad to apply. Deadline: 6/20/12. Posted: 6/11/12.

Marine Ecologist: The Shannon Point Marine Center (SPMC), Western Washington University, is seeking an entry level marine ecologist, preferably with research interests in some aspect of marine biodiversity, to fill a part-time position of Marine Scientist (Exempt Professional position). The appointment will cover half-time salary plus benefits for the period June 1, 2012-August 31, 2014 (27 months). The monthly, half-time salary rate will be $2500 ($30k per year) plus a full package of benefits. Extension of the appointment past August 31, 2014 is possible should the program be extended. The incumbent will be authorized to earn additional salary up to 50% of the full-time rate from grants, contracts or temporary teaching assignments. The position is funded by an allocation to SPMC from the university to implement a pilot program entitled Focus in Marine Science Undergraduate Program. Duties associated with the appointment will include management and instruction of an intensive two-week, 5-credit introductory course in marine science annually during September, prior to the start of the Fall Quarter. The course, to be offered to a cohort of incoming freshmen with high academic qualifications, will be laboratory and field intensive. The incumbent will also be responsible for offering two 1-credit Current Topics in Marine Science seminars each quarter on the main campus, supervising the research projects of a student participant in the NSF-sponsored SPMC Research Experiences for Undergraduates Site and Multicultural Initiatives in Marine Science: Undergraduate Participation programs, and offering an upper division undergraduate/graduate course in area of specialty. In order to supervise students, the incumbent will be expected to set up an active research program upon arrival at SPMC. Qualifications: Required: Doctorate degree related to some aspect of marine ecology; ability to implement a research program at SPMC. Preferred: experience providing college level instruction in the ocean sciences; demonstrated familiarity with topical issues in marine science; experience in study of biodiversity; experience supervising independent research on the part of undergraduates, experience working with students belonging to groups under-represented in science. See the full job ad to apply. A cover letter describing background and experience relevant to the position, an updated curriculum vitae, and names and e-mail addresses of three references are required. Application review begins January 4, 2012; position is open until filled. Recruitment #: 110750. Posted: 11/22/11.

Nearshore Marine Ecology: The Hopkins Marine Station (HMS), Stanford University, recently established a Marine Life Observatory (MLO) Program directed toward the nearshore environment of Monterey Bay. The function of the Marine Life Observatory is to explore how individual organisms, populations, and ecological communities vary over time and space in an effort to better understand how these marine ecosystems are influenced by oceanographic, ecological and climatological factors. We are accepting applications for two-year postdoctoral positions with research directed toward each of the following areas: 1) ecological processes shaping long term dynamics of intertidal or kelp forest ecosystems 2) marine microbial community dynamics (prokaryote and eukaryote) 3) human impact on marine coastal ecosystems. Applicants are expected to develop a vigorous research project that supports the establishment of a long-term monitoring program of the nearshore marine environment at HMS on Monterey Bay. For information about these positions, see the MLO link above. Applicants should provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research plans with respect to the MLO mission, and the names of three references. Review of applications will begin on Jan 1, 2012 and continue until the positions are filled. The appointment is anticipated to begin June 1, 2012. Interested candidates should apply online. Posted: 11/7/11.

Marine Ecology: University of Turku, Finland. Positions for one PhD-student and one Postdoc are open in the project focusing on regulation of the rocky littoral communities of the Baltic Sea, funded by the Academy of Finland. Objectives are two-fold reflecting the nature of community regulation arising on one hand from the characteristics of the foundation species and through interactions with the higher trophic levels on the other. First, community genetics will be applied to ask how genetic characteristics of the foundation species, the brown alga Fucus vesiculosus may extend to community assembly and to the strength of ecological interactions. This includes characterization of community phenotypes of periphyton, macroalgae and invertebrates as well as experiments on consequences of genetic variation of the foundation species on the associated communities. Second, the strong link between herbivores and producers in marine benthic communities opens up a possibility for trophic cascades. Top-down regulation will be studied by taking advantage of the rapid increase of the fish-feeding sea-bird Great Cormorant in the northern Baltic Sea. Bird predation may form a cascade, which by depressing fish predation allows crustacean and gastropod mesograzers to control the structure and function of the littoral producer assemblage. The PhD student position will be available from 1st Sep 2011 (starting time negotiable) to 31st Aug 2015. A successful applicant is expected to have (or obtain promptly) an MSc degree in ecology, evolutionary biology or marine sciences. The doctoral study may focus either on community genetics or trophic cascades, or combine both aspects. Ideal candidate shows high motivation and enthusiasm for research, creativity and ability to independent (though supervised) work. Experience in statistical analysis, underwater field work and maritime boating are assets. The Postdoc position will be available from 1st Jan 2012 (starting time negotiable) to 31st Aug 2015. Require-ments include a PhD degree with relevant experience, a promising publication record, abilities for both self-initiative and team-oriented scientific work (including strenuous field/lab work), and willingness for student supervision. Applications for the PhD position will be reviewed starting at 22th August 2011 and those for the Postdoc position starting at 30th Nov 2011; however candidates will be considered until the positions are filled. The salary will be in accordance with the Finnish university norms, about 1900-2700 €/mo for the PhD student and about 3000-3700 €/mo for the Postdoc, the exact level depending on competence. The application documents should include: 1.Motivation letter explaining why you are interested in and why you are suitable for the position. 2. CV including education and prior research experience. 3.List of relevant publications (for PhD and Postdoc positions) or one-page summary of the MSc thesis (for PhD position) 4.Name and contact information for two academic referees Send the above by email to me, preferably as a single pdf file. Feel free to contact me for further enquiries: Dr. Veijo Jormalainen (veijo.jormalainen@utu.fi), Department of Biology. Posted: 8/19/11.

Invasive Plant Marine/Estuarine Ecology: Postdoctoral Position in Ecology -University of California, Davis. Requesting applications for a postdoctoral researcher to participate in an interdisciplinary project "Removal and Restoration: Social, Economic and Ecological Dynamics of Invasive Spartina in San Francisco Bay" funded through the NSF Dynamics of Coupled Natural and Human Systems (CNH). This research project integrates across ecological, social and economic fields with a large field and modeling component. Thus, the postdoctoral researcher would work closely with the four PIs and coordinate and play a lead role in experimental field research. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in biology, ecology, marine science, or relevant field and have experience in experimental marine ecology. This individual will be a leader in the field program in San Francisco Bay. Candidate would also work closely with the modeling and social science components of the project as well. Requirements include: a) familiarity with marine/estuarine benthic communities and plant-animal interaction, b) knowledge of experimental methods in marine/estuarine ecology including biogeochemistry and/or stable isotope analysis. Applicants should have strong evidence of research achievement and promise and should have substantial organizational skills, good communication skills and demonstrated writing ability. The position is available for up to two years, with an initial appointment for one year and the second year based on satisfactory progress and mutual consent. The postdoctoral researcher would be based primarily on the Davis campus and although the start date can be flexible, a start date of August 1, 2012 is the target. To apply, please send the following to the email address below: (1) Curriculum Vitae, (2) a one page summary of research experience and interests, and (3) names and contact information of three references familiar with your research abilities and future potential. These application materials should be sent and addressed to Professor Ted Grosholz tedgrosholz@ucdavis.edu in the Dept of Environmental Science and Policy. Posted: 6/4/12.

Algal-Herbivore-Coral Interactions: NOAA’s Southeast Fisheries Science Center and Florida International University (FIU) seek to hire a post-doctoral researcher to examine the relationship between herbivores (especially parrotfishes), algae, and corals on coral reefs. Specific tasks are twofold: 1) review, analyze, and synthesize existing information from the literature, critically examining the relationships between herbivory (with an emphasis on parrotfishes), algae and coral, and the context-dependent nature of these relationships (e.g. effects of geography or proximity to large population centers, land-based sources of pollution, fishing pressure, MPA protection, etc.), as well as identifying gaps in our current knowledge of these factors; 2) conduct field studies to begin addressing the most critical data gaps in our knowledge of the effects of parrotfish on algal assemblages and coral communities (e.g. size- and age-based demographic patterns, grazing rates/feeding preferences different parrotfish species, effects of habitats and geographical locations, role of parrotfish corallivory, etc.). The successful applicant will have a strong background in reef fish ecology, coral ecology/biology, and/or coral-algal interactions, with an excellent publication record commensurate with his/her career stage. Applicants should also have outstanding oral and written communication skills, a strong quantitative background, and work well in a collaborative environment. Experience conducting field studies in tropical marine environments (including SCUBA and small boat experience) is necessary. Familiarity with tropical western Atlantic/Caribbean coral reef ecosystems is desired. The post-doc will be based in Miami, FL and hired through FIU, jointly supervised by Drs. Deron Burkepile (FIU) and Benjamin Ruttenberg (NOAA). The successful applicant will split time between the offices of NOAA and FIU and potential field sites in the Florida Keys, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. Anticipated start date is late summer-fall 2011, but is flexible. The position is expected to last for two years. Expected products will include technical reports and peer-reviewed publications for both the data synthesis and field-based portions of the project. Review of applications will begin July 25. Potential candidates should send a short letter of interest along with a CV to Drs. Burkepile (dburkepi@fiu.edu) and Ruttenberg (benjamin.ruttenberg@noaa.gov). Posted: 7/18/11.

Evolution of Detoxification Enzymes in Mammal Herbivores: The Dearing lab at the University of Utah invites applications for a postdoctoral fellow to participate in a study on the evolution of detoxification enzymes in mammalian herbivores. Our preliminary data implicates the cytochrome P450 subfamily 2B as being critical in the biotransformation of plant secondary compounds, particularly terpenes. The structure and copy number of CYP2B enzymes may be key in an herbivores ability specialize on a terpene-rich diet. Future work on this project will consist of cloning and sequencing CYP2B enzymes from a variety of mammalian species and comparing predicted protein sequence with respect to degree of dietary specialization. For more information on previous research, see http://biologylabs.utah.edu/dearing/2011/Publications/Woodrats/mec_4171.pdf http://biologylabs.utah.edu/dearing/2011/Publications/Woodrats/Xeno-Haley.pdf http://biologylabs.utah.edu/dearing/2011/Publications/Woodrats/Skopec2007.pdf The ideal candidate will have a strong interest and experience in theories and techniques of molecular evolution or molecular ecology. Knowledge of the literature on plant-mammal interactions or pharmacology desired but not required. Possible field work. The candidate should have at least one first authored publication in press and a track record of mentoring undergraduate researchers. The position is available beginning April 2012 for up to three years contingent on annual progress. Please send a C.V., statement of research interests and career goals (2 pages), pdfs of papers, and contact information (emails and phone numbers) for at least 3 references to Dr. Denise Dearing, denise.dearing@utah.edu; please put "Postdoctoral Applicant" in the Subject Line. Posted: 1/31/12.

Evolution of Herbicide Resistance: A post-doctoral research associate position is available in the Baucom (University of Cincinnati) and Chang (University of Georgia) labs to work on a USDA-funded project investigating the influence of the mating system on the evolution of herbicide resistance. The successful applicant will be responsible for locating and collecting populations of the common morning glory across the Southeast and Midwest; designing and implementing studies to assess the contribution of gene flow and male fitness on the evolution of resistance; and aiding and collaborating with members of the Chang lab at the University of Georgia to perform herbicide resistance screens. The successful applicant will be expected to mentor undergraduate and graduate researchers and otherwise be a productive and positive member of the labs. The associate will be primarily located in Cincinnati, OH, but will need to travel across the US and spend significant time in Athens, GA in collaboration with the Chang lab. The position is available for one year initially with the potential, upon progress, to continue for up to three years. Qualifications: Minimum: PhD in Genetics, Biology or a related discipline and experience working with plants in the field and greenhouse; performing studies using microsatellite or SNP molecular markers; proficiency in the R and SAS statistical programming languages; a positive work ethic and the willingness to contribute scientifically to a growing research group. Preferred: Minimum plus experience with quantitative genetics and plant mating systems. To apply: Send a single PDF file with a brief statement (1 page or less) summarizing previous scientific work and experience, a CV and the names and contact information for three references to regina.baucom@uc.edu. The successful applicant could start as early as April or May 2012 (dependent upon formal creation of the position at UC) but no later than Sept, 2012. Review of applications will begin Feb 1, 2012. For more information, please contact Gina Baucom (regina.baucom@uc.edu) and/or Shu-mei Chang (chang@plantbio.uga.edu). Posted: 1/17/12.

Lecturer in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology: Stony Brook University, Department of Ecology and Evolution. Deadline: July 3, 2012. Start Date: August 15, 2012. We are seeking to hire a one year Lecturer to teach four courses in 2012/13: co-teach an introductory biology lecture course, teach an upper division lecture courses in ecology, an upper division course in evolution, and a fourth course (preferably lab/lecture course in plant systematics/diversity); the teaching load will be 1.5 courses in Fall 2012 and 2 course in Spring 2013. This person will also coordinate graduate teaching assistants assigned each course. There will also be the opportunity to conduct research during the academic year and summer. An opportunity will be available to teach additional courses during the summer, with additional summer compensation. This is a non-tenure track, 10 month appointment. See the full job ad (REF#: F-7313-12-06) for more information and to apply. Posted: 6/4/12.

Instructor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology: The Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department of Rice University anticipates hiring an instructor for a non-tenure track faculty position to start in the fall semester 2012. The responsibilities of this position include teaching (lecture and lab courses), assisting with undergraduate advising, and coordinating additional educational activities. There are also opportunities for research particularly involving undergraduates. A PhD in ecology, evolution or a related field is required. An application (curriculum vitae and statement of teaching and research interests) and three letters of recommendation should be submitted via e-mail to Diane Hatton, rdh@rice.edu. Please write "EEB instructor position" in the subject line. Application review will begin May 10, 2012 and continue until the position is filled. A full description of the position can be found at http://eeb.rice.edu/jobs.html. For further questions and informal inquiries please contact Dr. Michael Kohn hmkohn@rice.edu or Dr. Scott Solomon scott.solomon@rice.edu. Posted: 4/16/12.

Visiting Lecturer in Ecology and/or Evolution: The Department of Biology at the University of Richmond seeks to fill a one-year visiting, non-tenure-track position, renewable annually for up to three years, beginning August 2012. We are looking for a broadly trained biologist with expertise in the evolutionary and/or ecological sciences. We seek individuals with a strong commitment to high quality undergraduate education and an interest in gaining experience in teaching and research at a primarily undergraduate institution. Teaching expectations include participation in introductory courses in Evolution and/or Ecology, and upper-level electives in the candidate's area of expertise. Candidates who can integrate field experiences into their teaching will receive favorable consideration. Research space and equipment will be made available based on synergy with existing faculty research programs. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. or be ABD with an anticipated completion by August 2012. Applicants should apply online at http://www.urjobs.org using the Faculty (Instructional/Research) link. Applicants should submit an electronic cover letter that addresses their vision for being a teacher-scholar at a primarily undergraduate institution, as well as a curriculum vitae. Additionally, applicants should arrange for two letters of recommendation, including at least one that addresses teaching effectiveness and potential, to be sent electronically to Dr. Carrie Wu in the Department of Biology at cwu@richmond.edu. The deadline for applications is Thursday, March 1, 2012, but qualified applicants will be considered until the position is filled. Posted: 2/7/12.

Ecology and Evolution:We have 2 new positions in the Dunn Lab at North Carolina State University this spring, all related in one way or another to the big story of the ecology and evolution of the places we live. More information. Full job ads: Ecology and evolution of ants in cities, Ecology of species in our daily lives. Posted: 3/23/12, revised: 4/18/12.

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology: The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Toronto invites applications for Departmental Postdoctoral Fellowships in the areas of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, broadly defined. Two positions are available. Positions may continue for two years, subject to review after one year, and can begin as early as July 1, 2012. The salary starts at $40k per year, with research expenses covered by the Postdoctoral Advisor. The Fellows will be fully participating members in the Department. Candidates must identify and communicate with a potential advisor (or advisors) in advance of the application process. All full-time faculty members at the St. George (downtown) campus of the University of Toronto are eligible to serve as advisors (see www.eeb.utoronto.ca/postdoc/ for a complete list of potential supervisors). Opportunities for teaching in an upper level course may be available, if the candidate wishes to teach. To apply, applicants should first contact and obtain the agreement of a faculty advisor (or co-advisors). Afterwards, applicants should submit a cover letter clearly indicating the proposed faculty advisor(s), a curriculum vitae, copies of 2 publications, and a short (1-3 pages) description of past research accomplishments and future research plans. Applicants should include names and e-mail addresses of two potential referees. Applicants should also indicate the date they will be available to begin the position. All application materials must be submitted as PDF’s in a single email to: Elizabeth Rentzelos (chairsec.eeb@utoronto.ca). Review of applications will begin on Dec. 5, 2011. Posted: 11/11/11.

Biogeography/Ecology/Evolution: Seeking a postdoctoral scholar to participate in an ongoing collaborative research project (D. Jablonski-K. Roy-J. W. Valentine) on the evolutionary history and future of modern spatial patterns of diversity, such as the latitudinal gradient. Marine bivalves will be used as a model system due to their excellent fossil record, ecology diversity and highly resolved taxonomy. Research involves quantifying present-day biogeographic patterns, quantifying the Cenozoic spatial and evolutionary dynamics underlying them, and relating these patterns to environmental change. Postdoctoral scholar will assist in analyses and modeling of diversity dynamics, and take the lead on some new research projects. Experience in some combination of modeling, statistical, phylogenetic, and spatial (GIS) analyses and/or database management required. Familiarity with paleontological, climatic and/or biogeographic data is preferable. One-year appointment renewable for one or more additional years. Starting date negotiable but prefer summer to early fall 2012. Requires either Ph.D in hand or dissertation submitted and approved for degree. Please email a letter documenting research interests and experience, a CV, and the email addresses of two references to Dr. Andrew Z. Krug (akrug@uchicago.edu) at the University of Chicago. Applications required by July 1, 2012 for full consideration. Posted: 5/31/12.

Computational Macroevolution and Biogeography: Postdoctoral position at the University of Michigan A postdoctoral position is available to work on the NSF-funded project, “Evolving hyperdiversity in phenotypic, ecological, and geographic networks: testing the taxon cycle and alternatives in Indo-Pacific Pheidole” (PIs: Evan Economo, Lacey Knowles). Using the ant genus Pheidole as a model system, the primary goal of the project is to understand the deterministic and stochastic components of evolutionary transitions through geographic, phenotypic, and ecological networks and consequences for the assembly of island and continental faunas. For this position we are looking for researchers with expertise developing and using computational techniques to infer evolutionary and biogeographic processes by integrating phylogenetic and other data types. Previous experience with ant biology is not required. The position is based primarily at the University of Michigan, and the researcher will have an opportunity to spend considerable time at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Japan. The start date is flexible, and duration would be one year with the possibility of extending for an additional year based on satisfactory progress. To apply, please send your CV and a cover letter briefly explaining your background and interest in the position to pheidole.project@gmail.com. Informal questions for the PIs are also welcome (evaneconomo@gmail.com, knowlesl@umich.edu). Posted: 2/15/12.

Plant Evolutionary Ecology/Genetics: Biology Department, Duke University. A Postdoctoral Researcher is wanted to participate in an NSF funded project on the genetic basis and adaptive significance of pleiotropy in FLC-regulated germination and flowering. The project involves determining the extent of pleiotropy expressed by genes involved in FLC-mediated germination and flowering, manipulating FLC expression to assess its pleiotropic effects, and measuring natural selection on FLC genotypes. The ideal applicant would have a PhD in evolutionary biology or comparable field, and have skills in RNA quantification, promoter construction, RNAi implementation, quantitative genetics, and selection analysis. A motivating interest in evolutionary processes is necessary, as is independence in methodological development and troubleshooting, and evidence of success in publication. Available May 15, 2012. One year, renewable for up to three years. Competitive salary and full Duke benefits. Please send CV and names and contact information for three references to Kathleen Donohue: k.donohue@duke.edu. DEADLINE: APRIL 15, 2012. Posted: 3/21/12.

Evolutionary Genetics/Demographics of Echinacea angustifolia: A postdoctoral position is available on a project examining evolutionary consequences of population fragmentation of Echinacea angustifolia (purple coneflower) in North American prairie. This study, now in its 17th year and funded by NSF's Evolutionary Genetics Program, joins demography of remnant populations and quantitative genetic experiments in the field with modeling efforts to shed light on the feedbacks between numerical dynamics and genetic dynamics of Echinacea, and on its interactions with insects. The postdoc will collaborate with Stuart Wagenius (Chicago Botanic Garden) and Ruth Shaw (University of Minnesota) on quantitative genetic and demographic studies of the fragmented population and associated field experiments and will have the opportunity to participate in developing evolutionary models that incorporate our accumulating understanding of genetic and demographic processes within the study system. There is considerable potential for the postdoc to develop further research projects pertinent to the overall goals of this study. More information on the project, including links to papers. The position is offered for an initial year, with the opportunity to renew for a second year. During the summer, the postdoc will be based, along with the rest of the research team, at the field site near Alexandria MN. During the academic year, the postdoc will be based in the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior at the University of Minnesota. Both are stimulating and interactive communities. To learn more about the project, email Ruth Shaw (rshaw@superb.ecology.umn.edu) or Stuart Wagenius (swagenius@chicagobotanic.org). To apply, submit a letter of interest describing research interests and experience, CV, and names and contact information of three individuals willing to send letters of reference at http://employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=101095 (requisition # 176618). Review of applications will begin March 19, 2012 and continue until the position has been filled. Posted: 2/20/12.

Modeling the Evolution of Aging: The Max Planck Research Group "Modeling the Evolution of Aging" within the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) in Rostock, Germany is seeking to increase its international team by 2-4 post docs with a strongly quantitative, preferably interdisciplinary background, who are excited about shedding light on the fundamental causes of why we age. The main work of the successful candidate will be quantitative modeling. Specifically, expertise in some of the following areas would be desirable: * Life history biology, * Optimization theory, * Mathematical demography, * Heterogeneity theory, * Stochastic population modeling, * Population ecology and evolution , * Epidemiology, Candidates should be curious, creative, open-minded, independent team workers and need to have * Background or burning interest in research on aging, * Experience in developing theoretical models, * Programming skills. * Proficiency in English, written and spoken, * Publications in peer-reviewed journals. Please send your application by e-mail to Dr. Annette Baudisch, Head of the Research Group on Modeling the Evolution of Aging, at appl-irgmea@demogr.mpg.de. PDF files are preferred. Please indicate in your aplication letter to which research area of our group you see yourself contributing. Posted: 5/7/12.

Evolutionary Genetics of Sexual Conflict and Mating Systems Evolution: A postdoctoral scholar is sought to contribute to an NSF funded project in the laboratory of Patrick Phillips, Institute of Ecology and Evolution, University of Oregon using the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans and its relatives as model systems for studying the origins and consequences of sexual conflict. The project uses experimental evolution, molecular quantitative genetics, functional analysis, and high throughput genomics and proteomics to understand both natural and experimentally derived variation in sexual interations and sex-specific function. Candidates should have completed their Ph.D. before beginning the position. The successful candidate will have the ability to work effectively with faculty, staff and students from a variety of diverse backgrounds. The initial appointment is for one year with extension for an additional year. Although the postion is available immediately, the start date can be flexible based on the needs of the candidate. To assure full consideration applications must be received by April 15, 2012, but position will remain open until filled. Please send a statement of research interests, publications, CV, and letters from three references to Patrick Phillips via ie2jobs@uoregon.edu, Subject Posting 12098 or c/o Search #12098, Institute of Ecology and Evolution, 5289 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403-5289. Full job ad. Posted: 3/16/12.

Plant Evolutionary Genomics: We are seeking applications for a Post-Doctoral Researcher to study the evolutionary genomic consequences of plant sexual reproduction in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and the Department of Biology at the University of Toronto. This project seeks to understand how repeated transitions between sexual and functionally asexual reproduction in the evening primrose family (Onagraceae) have shaped the evolution of plant transcriptomes, including the diversity and levels of expressed genes, the strength of selection of protein coding regions, the structural evolution of proteins, and the demographic and speciation history of sexual and asexual lineages. This project is ideally suited for individuals seeking to be productive while doing cutting edge research within a large collaborative group that includes diverse interests and expertise. The successful candidate will be an integral and leading member of a group of researchers from Canada, U.S.A., Germany, Finland, Poland and China, where the collaborators’ expertise spans evolution, ecology, chemistry, physiology, cytogenetics and bioinformatics. In collaboration with the One Thousand Plant Initiative we have generated a large Illumina transcriptome dataset of 60 populations that represent over 30 species taken from a well resolved phylogeny of Oenothera, where there have been over 15 transitions between sexual and asexual reproduction. We are interested in all outstanding post-doctoral applicants with an interest and expertise in bioinformatics OR evolutionary genomics. Candidates with expertise in computer programming and bioinformatics of large genomic or transcriptomic datasets are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants are expected to have expertise with one or more of the following skills: genome assembly, gene annotation and alignment of RNA-seq datasets, population and evolutionary genetics, and phylogenetics. The successful candidate will work collaboratively in the labs of Profs. Marc Johnson and Stephen Wright at the Mississauga and St. George campuses of the University of Toronto. Start date: flexible. Please send all applications to: marc.johnson@utoronto.ca and stephen.wright@utoronto.ca by March 1, 2012. Applications should include: i) a cover letter, ii) CV, iii) PDFs of top two publications, and iv) contact information for three references. Posted: 1/19/12.

Plant Evolution: We seek a 75% time Postdoctoral Associate in the Department of Biology at the University of Minnesota Duluth to participate in a collaborative project to create a new resource for detecting evolutionary change in plants. The Postdoctoral Associate will be primarily located in Duluth, MN but will coordinate with the PIs and Field Crew Managers to conduct seed collections in three US regions in the west (Susan Mazer, UCSB), midwest (Julie Etterson, U of MN Duluth and Ruth Shaw U of MN Twin Cities), and east (Steve Franks, Fordham University). The appointment will initially be for one year and may be renewed for a total of up to 36 months; the preferred start date is no later than November 15, 2011. The base salary is $37k (75%-time $28k) and includes benefits. The goal of Project Baseline is to create a nationwide seed bank of wild populations to be preserved for the next 10-50 years at the National Germplasm Conservation Lab in Fort Collins, CO. This resource will enable assessments of both rapid and long-term responses to climate change and facilitate investigation of the genetic basis of adaptation. We will also create a GIS database of population and environmental information that will be useful in a wide variety of ecological and conservation applications. For more information on the project, see Franks et al. 2008, The resurrection initiative: Storing ancestral genotypes to capture evolution in action. BioScience 58: 870-873. Essential qualifications include Ph.D. and three years experience in plant ecology, botany, or evolution or other relevant fields; strong organizational, writing, and field skills, including GIS, database development, vegetation and environmental sampling, plant identification, excellent writing and communication skills. For more details and to apply, see the complete position description (Job Requisition #173282). Complete applications will be reviewed beginning October 15, 2011. Posted: 9/16/11.

Early Evolutionary Education: The Child Cognition Lab (PI: Deborah Kelemen, PhD), Department of Psychology, Boston University, invites applications for a 1-2 year post-doctoral research position. The post-doctoral fellow will play a leadership role in the everyday management of existing grant-funded projects empirically investigating the viability of teaching natural selection to early elementary school children and exploring the development of teleological reasoning. Responsibilities will include: conducting and supervising research and data collection with young children in the lab / classroom; design of age-appropriate instructional and assessment materials; quantitative data analysis; qualitative data coding; facilitating relationships with schools and teachers; co-supervision of a large team of research assistants; writing reports for funding agencies; authorship (under PI guidance) of publications in peer-reviewed journals. Please note that while this project is exploring the learning benefits of novel curricular materials, this is an empirical research position not a classroom teaching position. Job requirements: Doctoral degree in science education (preferably emphasizing biology) or evolutionary biology; background in quantitative and qualitative research; strong experimental design and statistical analysis skills (SPSS preferred); experience supervising research assistants; evidence of independent, creative scholarship; strong authorship /writing skills, and publication productivity in peer-reviewed journals. Developmental psychology knowledge and/or prior experience working with young children and with teachers in schools is strongly preferred. Review of applications is ongoing until Sept 16. Please submit a cover letter, CV and letters (preferably) or contact information from 3 professional references to childlab@bu.edu. Direct any inquiries to Becca Seston (Lab Manager, Child Cognition Lab) at childlab@bu.edu. Posted: 8/26/11.

Teaching Ecology and Evolution: The Middlebury College Department of Biology invites applications for a one-semester leave replacement, for spring semester 2012, as an Associate in Science Instruction (ASI). The primary responsibility is an introductory core course in ecology and evolution (BIOL 0140). The ASI will be responsible for all aspects of the laboratory portion of the course, including designing labs, ordering and preparing materials, instruction, grading, and oversight of undergraduate teaching assistants. The ASI will teach four laboratory sections per week during the spring semester. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in ecology, evolutionary biology, or a related field, and a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching. Candidates who are ABD but have excellent teaching experience are encouraged to apply. Review of applications will begin on September 30, 2011. Submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate transcript, three current letters of recommendation, and a statement describing laboratory teaching and practical experience to Andi Lloyd, Search Committee Chair, Department of Biology, Middlebury, Vermont, 05753. Please direct any questions about this position to Andi Lloyd (lloyd@middlebury.edu; 802-443-3165). Posted: 8/12/11.

Pedagogical and Professional Development of Teaching Assistants: The Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CETL) at Georgia Tech seeks a dynamic postdoctoral fellow to help design and implement initiatives related to Teaching Assistant (TA) pedagogical and professional development. CETL is an institute-wide Center that serves all disciplines, enhancing the teaching and learning standard of excellence through faculty development, assessment, and support. The postdoctoral fellow will be responsible for the following initiatives: (1) conduct a needs assessment and develop, implement, and assess a pilot two-day TA Professional Development Program that will be offered before fall semester for new Biology TAs, many of whom will be TAs for inquiry-based laboratories; (2) redesign, co-facilitate, and assess a TA development course that Biology TAs now take concurrently with their first TA assignment with the goal of effectively integrating the course with the pilot TA Professional Development Program; and (3) adapt the Biology TA Professional Development Program and TA development course for other disciplines at Georgia Tech (e.g., Chemistry, Physics, etc.). As a member of the CETL team, the Fellow will also be involved in other new TA Development initiatives for disciplines across campus. The Fellow will be encouraged to contribute to collaborative efforts to communicate the TA Development Program model and disseminate findings through conferences and publications. The successful candidate will work with us for 18 months, starting February 1, 2012 (or as close to that time as possible) and continuing through July 2013. The fellow will be based in CETL and will collaborate closely with the Biology department, other academic and service departments on campus, CETL faculty and staff, and a team of summer TA Fellows (experienced TAs). Qualifications: Earned Ph.D. in science, preferably in Biology, a Life Science discipline, or Science Education (college level), experience as a TA for laboratory courses, and a demonstrated interest in teaching and learning. Must have excellent oral and written communication skills, the ability to work both independently and in a team, and the ability to collaborate across different disciplines. Preferred: experience with developing and implementing TA development programs and/or workshops at a research university, involvement in STEM education research, courses in pedagogy, experience with a Preparing Future Faculty or another Higher Education Teaching Certificate program. Experience with constructivist pedagogies a plus. Experience with design or development of web-based interactive training considered very beneficial. Salary range is 40-45K/year (depending on candidate's experience) with a generous benefits package. Please forward a letter of application that directly addresses your specific qualifications for the position, a CV, and a teaching philosophy statement along with names, titles, email addresses, and phone numbers for three references to: Dr. Lydia Soleil at lydia.soleil@cetl.gatech.edu. Review of candidates will begin immediately and will proceed until the position is filled. The preferred start date is February 1, 2012. Posted: 12/20/11.

Lecturer, Applied Biology and Ecology: The Department of Plant, Soil, and Insect Sciences, University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a full time LECTURER, non-tenure track position, beginning Spring 2012. The academic year lecturer position involves teaching courses in Applied Biology and Ecology. Responsibilities also include administrative duties associated with undergraduate programs, curriculum development, and student recruitment/advertising. Candidates must have: a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences, evidence of proficiency in teaching, ability to work with diverse populations/students, and at least 3 years of experience in teaching. Individuals should have experience in teaching large lecturer sections. This position is funded for two years with the possibility of renewal. The search committee will begin reviewing applications on 18 November 2011 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should send a vita, a teaching statement, and the names of at least three individuals who can write letters of recommendation to: Lecturer Search Committee R#42411, Department of Plant, Soil, and Insect Sciences, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 270 Stockbridge Road, 102 Fernald Hall, Amherst, MA 01003. Posted: 11/10/11.

Ecology Adjunct Faculty: The Natural and Applied Sciences Department at Bentley University (Waltham, MA) seeks part time faculty for Fall to teach an undergraduate course in Geology and Earth Sciences. This course is part of the Liberal Studies Major concentration in Earth, Environment, and Global Sustainability. The course introduces the principles of ecology that are relevant to environmental science, including variation in the environment, energy flow, biogeochemical cycling, productivity, population growth and regulation, and interactions between organisms and their environment. The evolutionary nature of species interactions and its implications for conservation biology will be explained. The course will include study and discussion of environmental problems confronting the world, field trips to local environments, exercises designed to teach ecological concepts, and writing assignments, particularly a paper on the application of ecological principles to a current environmental issue. The course will prepare the student to function as an ecologically aware citizen and to appreciate more the natural environment. Qualifications: Individuals with a PhD or in the late stages of completing a PhD, are preferred. Individuals with related work experience in research, consulting, or business applications of earth science or sustainability are particularly encouraged to apply. Required Applicant Documents: Resume/Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter. Posting Number: FY1211212. Apply online. Posted: 7/15/11.

Population, Community, or Evolutionary Ecology: The Fox Lab at the University of Calgary is seeking applicants for the Killam postdoctoral fellowship. This is a competitive, 2-year postdoc awarded by the University in any academic discipline. The award provides a salary of $45,000 CAD/year, health benefits, and a research/relocation allowance of $6000. The awardee would be expected to develop their own independent research on some topic of mutual interest to themselves and their faculty mentor (that would be me). I welcome applicants interested in pursuing fundamental research in any area of population, community, or evolutionary ecology. I would be particularly interested in applicants interested in collaborating with David Vasseur (Yale University) and I on theoretical and/or empirical research on spatial synchrony. Eco-evolutionary dynamics is another area of particular interest. To be eligible, you must have completed your PhD sometime after Sept. 1, 2009, or else anticipate completion by Sept. 1, 2012. The start date would be summer or early fall 2012. Application deadline is Dec. 15, 2011. The application needs to include a research proposal; prospective applicants should contact me well in advance to discuss this (jefox@ucalgary.ca). See the graduate page for more on the Killam postdocs. The Fox lab. Posted 10/3/11.

Ecologist: The USDA Forest Service Sierra Cascade Province, comprised of the Modoc, Lassen, and Plumas National Forests in northeastern California, is currently advertising a one-year detail position for a GS-11 Associate Ecologist ($57-74k per year). This position is a temporary promotion/detail for one year, which may be extended for up to five years and/or be made permanent without further competition. This position is open to current Career and Career-Conditional status Forest Service employees. This vacancy will be open for 10 days, closing on 8/26/2011. More information about the position and how to apply is posted on www.usajobs.gov. Find the announcement by searching for Ecologist in Quincy, CA and by checking “all jobs, public and status” on the right of the results screen. If you have any questions about the position or the application process, please contact: Kyle Merriam, Province Ecologist (530) 283-7777; email kmerriam@fs.fed.us. Posted: 8/19/11.

Applied Grasslands Ecology/Conservation Biology: The Botanical Research Institute of Texas (in Fort Worth, Texas) has two job positions that are open at this time in Botanical Conservation Biology & Applied Grasslands Ecology. See the complete job descriptions at: http://www.brit.org/about/employment Botanical Conservation Biology: full-time researcher position to begin in summer 2012. We seek a creative individual with experience conducting research on systematics or conservation biology of biodiversity hotspots. The successful applicant will have a Ph.D., preferably with postdoctoral experience, formal training in botanical systematics, and experience generating and managing competitive research grants resulting in peer-reviewed publications. Submit curriculum vitae; three letters of reference; top publications; specific statements about training, research accomplishments and objectives; and leadership experience, to: jjones@brit.org. Applications will be considered until the position is filled. Selection of applicants will be made through assessment of: 1) training/expertise, 2) research accomplishments and objectives, 3) competitive grant acquisition experience, 4) references, and 5) leadership. Applied Grasslands Ecology: full-time position to begin in June 2012. We seek a creative individual with experience conducting research on grasslands ecology and/or plant biology. The successful applicant will have a Ph.D., preferably with postdoctoral experience, formal training in botanical systematics, and experience generating and managing competitive research grants resulting in peer‐reviewed publications. Submit curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, top publications, and specific statements about training, research accomplishments and objectives, and leadership experience, to : jjones@brit.org. Applications will be considered until the position is filled. Selection of applicants will be made through assessment of: 1) training/expertise, 2) research accomplishments and objectives, 3) competitive grant acquisition experience, 4) references, and 5) leadership. Posted: 4/26/12.

Grassland Ecology/Population Biology: The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has two postdoctoral positions available in population biology. We are particularly interested in sponsoring a postdoctoral applicant with an interest in vegetation dynamics and grassland ecology. Opportunities exist for this person to examine data from three different grassland datasets and participate in fieldwork. We have set up 800 permanently marked plots in 35 restored grasslands and remnant prairies owned by The Nature Conservancy and the Crane Trust around Grand Island, Nebraska. We are currently examining how management (including fire and grazing), site history and site environmental factors correlate with vegetation composition, diversity, and the abundance of at-risk and invasive species. We have annually monitored these plots for plant composition and abundance since 2010. In addition we have data of site history, management, soil fertility, soil texture and will collect productivity, nitrogen and water availability data. We also have a Nutnet site at Cedar Point Biological Station in Western Nebraska and there are opportunities to participate in Nutnet research at this site or across the sites. Lastly Knops also part of an old field succession long term monitoring study at the Cedar Creek LTER, and there opportunities for data analysis and synthesis examining long term vegetation changes. Contact: Johannes (Jean) M H Knops (402-310 3904, jknops2@unl.edu) & Chad Brassil (402-419-0076, cbrassil2@unl.edu), School of Biological Sciences, University of Nebraska, 348 Manter Hall, Lincoln, NE 68588. Posted: 3/12/12.

Grass Ecology: A postdoctoral fellowship position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Carol Auer in the Department of Plant Science at the University of Connecticut (USA). Scientists have developed perennial grasses with novel traits in order to efficiently produce bioenergy. However, environmental release of engineered grasses raises questions about the potential for pollenmediated gene flow and undesirable plant dispersal that could alter established plant communities. Our research program aims to support predictive ecological risk assessments and biocontainment strategies for the engineered native grass Panicum virgatum (switchgrass) by: 1) characterizing switchgrass flowering and pollen biology, 2) measuring the ability of forests to act as pollen traps (biocontainment), and 3) characterizing switchgrass ecotypes. Our projects focus on switchgrass growing in natural, cultural, and agricultural landscapes in the Northeastern U.S. Responsibilities will include (but are not limited to): 1) design and execution of experiments in support of the research goals, 2) data analysis, 3) preparation of publications and oral presentations, 4) lab management, and 5) collaborative work with other members of the lab group. The postdoctoral position will be available in October, 2011. The appointment will be for one year with the possibility of extension for two additional years. The candidate should have a PhD in plant ecology, botany, or a closely-related field. A strong background in pollen aerobiology, gene flow, plant species distribution, community ecology, and the application of molecular markers is highly desirable. Experience with botanical field work and data collection (e.g. work with anemometers, pollen collectors, data loggers, and weather stations) would be useful. Familiarity with GIS and spatial data is also desirable. Application: Candidates should send an email message to Dr. Carol Auer (carol.auer@uconn.edu) containing a letter of application (cover letter), curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references. Deadline for applications is September 23, 2011. Posted: 8/19/11.

Plant Ecology: We anticipate hiring a post-doctoral researcher for a two-year position at the University of Nevada Reno, working primarily with Dr. Jeanne Chambers, in collaboration with Drs. Elizabeth Leger and Dale Johnson. The position is ideal for a plant ecologist with a PhD in ecology (or related field) with a strong analytical/statistical background, and a demonstrated capacity to write scientific manuscripts. Familiarity with plant/soil relationships or Great Basin ecosystems is preferred. The position will focus on the analysis and manuscript preparation of long-term datasets on native and invasive plant ecology in the Intermountain West. In addition, there are opportunities for research in the area of interest of the post-doctoral researcher. The primary question to be addressed is: “How do fire and restoration treatments influence ecological resilience to disturbance and resistance to invasive species, particularly the annual grass Bromus tectorum?” We expect that this person will author 2-4 manuscripts in high profile journals during the course of this position, as well as attend regional and national conferences in our field. The postdoctoral researcher will also assist with mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students, joining an active group of faculty, graduate students, and post-docs. The proposed starting date is January 2012, lasting through 12/2013, though the start date is flexible. Salary is competitive, and includes benefits. Consideration of interested applicants will begin Nov. 15, 2011, and continue until the position is filled. To be considered, please email a CV, a description of your research interests and background, as well as the names and emails of three references to: jchambers@fs.fed.us, eleger@cabnr.unr.edu, and dwj@cabnr.unr.edu. We are happy to answer any questions about the position before you apply- please email those to the above addresses. Posted: 11/7/11.

Phenology: Post Doctoral scholarship in Phenology, pollination and mutualistic networks. Project Title: Floristic diversity and seasonal patterns on rupestrian fields and cerrado savannas. A two year Post-Doctoral position is available to carry out research with the Phenology Laboratory, Botany Department, Bioscience Institute at UNESP (Universidade Estadual Paulista), Rio Claro, São Paulo Brazil supported by a FAPESP-Vale Project 2010/51307-0. The research is part of an investigative network that focuses on the diversity, temporal patterns (phenology), pollination biology and plant strategies in the rupestrian fields and cerrado savanna vegetations from Southeastern Brazil (São Paulo and Minas Gerais States). The candidate must have a Ph. D. degree on Biological Sciences, Plant Biology, Ecology or correlated fields, with experience on mutualistic networks, pollination biology and island biogeography theory and statistical analysis of ecological data. The work will consist on: (1) the development of field research on phenology and pollination biology of cerrado savanna and rupestrian fields (Minas Gerais); (2) the research must be design to understand how plant-pollination networks change over time and space; Since the research will focus on ecology of pollination networks over time and space, a previous experience in field or laboratory work on ecological networks and its temporal and/or spatial patterns is a relevant requirement for the applicant selection. The position is open for Brazilians and foreign candidates. The selected candidate will receive a post-doctoral (PD) fellowship from FAPESP of R$ 5.333 free of taxes, plus an additional research contingency fund equivalent to 15 per cent of the annual value of the scholarship to be expended on the research. Applicants should send a letter explaining the candidate's motivation/interest, a curriculum vitae and two letters of recommendations, all documents in PDF format, to the PI, Dra. Patricia Morellato (pmorella@rc.unesp.br or patricia.morellato@gmail.com). Deadline: January 25, 2012. Posted: 1/12/12.

Change in Arctic Tundra: Department of Biological Sciences, Florida International University. We are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate for a study on the effects of climate change on arctic tundra phenology, structure, and composition and how detection of tundra changes can be automated. The project focus is on ongoing long-term measurements of tundra in response to experimental warming and background climate as part of the International Tundra Experiment (ITEX) Arctic Observatory Network. The goal of the project is to relate manual measurements of plant phenology, growth, and canopy structure to small-scale remote sensing and to automate and scale up those measurements using robotic sensor systems. The summer fieldwork will be based at Toolik Field Station, Alaska with additional sites at Barrow and Atqasuk, Alaska. The successful applicant should have experience in the use of electronic instrumentation and sensors and familiarity with remote sensing systems. The position is available for up to 2 years with annual renewal dependent on satisfactory performance. Applications and inquiries should be sent to Steve Oberbauer (oberbaue@fiu.edu), Department of Biological Sciences, Florida International University, Miami, FL 33199. Applications should include a curriculum vitae, statement of research interests and expertise, and names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of three references. The Position is open immediately and will remain open until filled, with review of applications starting 1 January 2012. Posted: 11/29/11.

Plant Ecology: There is currently a 2 year post-doc position in Plant Ecology available at Umeå University, Sweden. This project aims at investigating the impact of reindeer on tundra vegetation, and the role of these land cover changes in Arctic Summer Warming. The post-doc will be a part of the *Nordic Centre of Excellence-Tundra* and *Northern Studies*, a strong research environment at Umeå University, and will be expected to interact with researchers from these two environments. For more details and to apply, see the full job ad. Applications Deadline: 11/15/11. Posted: 10/17/11.

Plant Ecology and Global Change: The lab of Jason Fridley at Syracuse University is recruiting a postdoctoral associate to work on aspects of the vegetation of Eastern North America in the context of global change. Specific research objectives are flexible but will ideally take advantage of vegetation and environmental databases from Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Projects combining existing data with new field surveys of soil characteristics, plant trait data, or microclimate surveys are particularly encouraged. Other research emphases in the Fridley lab include global change impacts on grassland vegetation, comparative studies of native and invasive forest species, and biogeographic studies of successional ecosystems. The position is available as early as January 2012, and includes two years salary support (annual minimum $38,500), including full benefits. A PhD in ecology or related discipline is required. Preferred qualifications include 1) evidence of strong quantitative and writing skills; 2) statistical or GIS-based programming experience (e.g., R, GRASS-GIS); 3) relevant field experience and taxonomic skills. Those with expertise in plant-soil relations are particularly encouraged to apply. Applicants should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and the names and full contact information (email and phone numbers) of three potential references to Jason Fridley (fridley@syr.edu; 315-443-3098) no later than November 1, 2011. Posted: 8/1/11.

Plant Ecology and Evolution: The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) at Tulane University seeks to fill the inaugural Koch Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship in Plant Ecology And Evolution, pending budgetary approval. The position is a two-year appointment, with faculty status and a start date of July 1. The department aims to recruit outstanding researchers with a Ph.D. and prior postdoctoral research experience who will merge excellence in teaching (30%), research (60%), and service (10%). Applicants are encouraged to identify a potential faculty collaborator in EEB, although those interested in independent research will be given consideration. Applicants should describe botanical courses they would be able to teach, including courses that are not in the existing curriculum and could be taught as special topics. An application (curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, and statement of teaching philosophy and interests) and three letters of recommendation focusing on both research excellence and teaching potential should be submitted electronically to the Search Committee (e-mail: ecolevol@tulane.edu). Please write "Koch Fellow" in the subject line. Application review will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled. Posted: 3/5/12.

Evolutionary Dynamics/Engineering: Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellows Program: BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action. BEACON is an NSF Science and Technology Center headquartered at Michigan State University with partners at North Carolina A&T State University, University of Idaho, University of Texas at Austin, and University of Washington. BEACON brings together biologists, computer scientists, and engineers to study evolutionary dynamics using biological and computational techniques and to apply evolutionary principles to engineering problems. We seek outstanding post-doctoral scholars to pursue interdisciplinary research on evolution in action with BEACON faculty members, in the fields of biology, computer science, and/or engineering. Applicants will propose a research project within the scope of BEACON's mission and must have two BEACON faculty sponsors who will serve as research mentors should the fellowship be awarded. At least one sponsor must be from the MSU faculty; the other sponsor may be from any of the five BEACON institutions. Preference is given for interdisciplinary research. The postdoc fellow will be based at Michigan State University in East Lansing. Please see our website for information about BEACON's mission, participants and ongoing research projects. Applicants must submit the following, in a single PDF, to BEACON Managing Director Danielle Whittaker via email (djwhitta@msu.edu): 1. CV 2. A two-page description of their research plan 3. A one-page summary of their doctoral research 4. Letters of support from two BEACON sponsors (at least one must be from MSU) 5. Two additional letters of recommendation. Fellowships include a salary of $50k/year and modest funds to support research and travel. The successful applicant will help foster collaborations among faculty and disciplines and serve as a professional model for pre-doctoral trainees. A Ph.D. in biology, computer science, engineering or related fields is required. Current MSU graduate students or postdocs are not eligible for this fellowship. Minority applicants are especially encouraged to apply. The deadline for applications is December 15 of each year. Finalists will be invited to give research seminars in January/February, and the award will be announced in late February. Posted: 10/26/11.

Saprotrophic Fungal Community Structure/Function: Postdoctoral and technician positions are available in the Zanne lab at George Washington University, beginning August 2012, with the potential to begin fieldwork near St. Louis, MO in June 2012. Support is available for multiple years for the postdoc and a single year for the technician to participate in an NSF-funded project, which examines the influences of plant traits and fungal community composition on wood decomposition rates in the Ozark Highlands Ecoregion as climate changes. Potential additional field sites include Appalachians, USA and NSW, Australia. The postdoc will be responsible for fungal identification, using both traditional techniques (field collection and culturing) and molecular methods (targeted sequencing, environmental DNA extraction and next-generation based metagenomics) with encouragement to further develop the project according to his/her own interests. Opportunities will be available to spend time in collaborating labs that specialize on fungal identification, enzyme analysis and genomics. The technician will work closely with the postdoc and help to establish the lab. In both cities, there are strong links among institutions, including ties to the Missouri Botanical Garden and the Smithsonian. GWU is located in the heart of DC, with easy access to numerous science-, conservation-, and policy-based institutions. Motivated applicants with skills in mycology, molecular biology, phylogenetics, and bioinformatics are especially encouraged to apply. Postdoc applicants should have a PhD in a relevant field and strong writing and quantitative skills. Technician applicants with an MSc in a relevant field are preferred but Bachelors applicants will be considered. Applications will be reviewed as received and the positions remain open until filled. Applications should include a research statement, including relevant skills for the project and future goals, for the postdoc (1-2 pages) and research interests and relevant skills for the project (1 page) for the technician, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references (including emails and phone numbers). Materials should be sent to Amy Zanne: aezanne@gmail.com. Posted: 2/27/12.

Tropical Mycorrhizal Ecology: The Peay Lab at the University of Minnesota has a potential opening for a postdoctoral research scientist to work on an NSF funded project investigating the diversity and ecology of ectomycorrhizal fungi in Dipterocarp rainforests in Malaysia. The project will build a molecular database of mycorrhizal fungi in Dipterocarp forests to facilitate fungal ecology research in southeast Asia. Major duties of the position would include working with collaborators from the US and Malaysia to help coordinate field surveys and local taxonomic workshops, as well as implementation of molecular ecology studies of ectomycorrhizal & fungal diversity on plant roots and soils. There will also be opportunities to develop independent research questions working in this system. The position would involve substantial field time at the Pasoh & Lambir Hills National Parks. The ideal candidate would (1) be a Malaysian national or have experience working in SE Asia, (2) have a demonstrated ability to work in tropical rainforest field conditions, (3) have experience with molecular techniques for studying microbial diversity, (4) have a background in fungal biology or taxonomy, (5) have experience sampling ectomycorrhizal roots. Interested candidates should email a SINGLE PDF to Kabir Peay (kpeay@umn.edu) containing (1) a short (<1 page) statement of interest, (2) contact information for 3 potential references, and (3) a CV. The position will begin in the summer of 2012. Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will be filled as soon as a suitable candidate is found. Initial hire is for 1 year with potential for 1 year extension based on satisfactory performance. Posted: 2/14/12.

Mycorrhizal Ecology: Roger Koide and David Eissenstat are seeking a postdoctoral scholar to begin May 2012 to work on a project focusing on the ecology of ectomycorrhizal and arbuscular mycorrhizal symbioses. The Postdoctoral Fellowship is funded by a NSF Grant entitled: Nutrient Foraging by Mycorrhizal Roots of Different Morphology: Are Roots and Fungi Complementary? One of the main hypotheses to test is that trees have selected for types of mycorrhizal fungi that complement their root functions. The ideal candidate would be trained in ecology and have skills in basic molecular ecology methods (sample collection, DNA extraction, PCR, sequencing, etc.). Applications will be accepted immediately and the position will be filled when a suitable candidate is found. Please contact Roger Koide (rxk13@psu.edu) or David Eissenstat (dme9@psu.edu), Department of Horticulture, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802 USA. Posted: 1/23/12.

Plant-Soil Symbiont Interactions: We invite applications for a three-year Post-Doctoral research position at CSIRO Canberra to study mutualistic interactions between plants and soil symbionts. This project will investigate the evolution of associations between plants and soil mutualists (rhizobial bacteria and mycorrhizal fungi). These interactions take place within potentially complex networks composing a diverse array of potential partners and competitors. Characterizing these complex networks and identifying the biotic and environmental factors that determine how they are assembled is an important step towards understanding how effective mutualisms between plants and soil microbe evolve and persist. This work will utilize interactions between native Australian legumes and their associated soil symbionts. These systems provide an ideal model for testing hypotheses regarding how the community composition and function of symbiotic organisms is shaped by interactions with hosts, environmental heterogeneity (e.g. soil chemistry) and spatial variation. The postdoctoral fellow will have access to a recently developed and comprehensive host phylogeny (Acacia) to use as a foundation to design a project investigating the role of evolutionary history in structuring host symbiont interactions in an ecologically important and widespread legume group. Applicants must have, or will shortly obtain a PhD. Ideally, the candidates PhD or other past research will be in evolutionary biology or ecology. We are looking for a highly motivated candidate with deep interests in community genetics and evolutionary ecology, as opposed to someone with a specific laboratory skill set. Interested individuals should apply for this position online at http://csiro.nga.net.au/, Job Ref ACT03043. Informal inquiries regarding this position should be directed to Pete Thrall (Peter.Thrall@csiro.au). Closes: 8-Jan-2012. Posted: 12/6/11.

Effects of Insecticides on Plant Defense Against Insect Herbivores: Full-time 2-year Postdoctoral Position in the Eubanks Lab, Department of Entomology, Texas A&M University. Available summer 2012. Project: Neonicotinoid pesticides are one of the most widely used pesticide classes in the world. Applications of neonicotinoids, however, have been linked to outbreaks of non-susceptible, secondary pests, especially spider mites. Our preliminary data suggests that neonicotinoid pesticides suppress the expression of plant genes involved in induced defense against pests and that corresponding reductions in plant defense drive outbreaks of spider mites. We recently received USDA NIFA funding to quantify the effect of neonicotinoid pesticides on induced defense in cotton and corn and determine the consequences for spider mite populations and pest management. Our specific objectives are to investigate the mechanisms involved in expression of induced defenses of these crop plants to important pests (mites) and study the effects of neonicotinoid pesticides on these induced defenses. This work will focus on expression of defense genes and quantify the ecological impact of these pesticides by examining their effect on the abundance of secondary pests and their natural predators. The successful candidate will provide leadership in sequencing transcriptomes, analyzing gene expression, and performing follow-up experiments as part of our multidisciplinary research team. In addition, the postdoctoral associate will participate in greenhouse and field experiments to address our goals. The candidate will participate in all aspects of research ranging from planning and execution of experiments to publication and grant writing. Many opportunities for professional development such as participation in conferences, collaborations with faculty associated with TAMU, mentoring graduate and undergraduate students and networking with visiting scientists. TAMU has a vibrant and active Ecology, Evolution and Behavior Program as well as interdisciplinary programs in Genetics and Molecular and Environmental Plant Sciences that provide ample opportunities for social and professional interactions among scientists from diverse backgrounds. Qualifications: Exceptional candidates with a Ph.D. in Entomology, Biology, Plant Science, Ecology or related fields with expertise in molecular biology, bioinformatics and interdisciplinary ecological research. Experience should be documented by publication record. Candidate must have excellent written and oral communication skills. The ability to work both independently and part of a team is a must, including the capacity to supervise students in the lab and function in a relatively large, diverse lab group. Significant experience with whole genome sequencing data is preferred. Enquiries: Interested applicants are encouraged to contact Dr. Micky Eubanks (m-eubanks@tamu.edu) or 979-862-7847. To apply: Email a single PDF file to m-eubanks@tamu.edu containing: (1) a current CV including publication list, (2) a statement of research experience and interests, especially those relevant to the position, and (3) the names and contact information for three references familiar with your work and abilities. All requested information must be received for final consideration. Application review will start February 13th and continue until the position is filled. Posted: 1/26/12.

Eco-Evolutionary Dynamics of Plant-Insect Networks: A one-year postdoc position is opened at the Laboratory Ecology & Evolution (Université Pierre et Marie Curie-CNRS) in Paris, France. The candidate will be hired to develop theoretical models on the eco-evolutionary dynamics of plant-insect networks. Such models will consider simultaneously antagonistic (eg, plant-herbivore) and mutualistic (eg plant-pollinator) interactions. Metacommunity components are welcome, though not required. Models will be general enough to address important questions in community and evolutionary ecology, but discussions of the implications of the models for agricultural management will be greatly appreciated. Candidates from all countries are eligible provided they never had any postdoctoral position in France before. Minimum net monthly salary is 2100 euros. Skills in evolutionary ecology, community ecology, theoretical ecology are desired. Fluency in English is also appreciated. The position must start before 1st of april 2012. Applications will be considered until the position is filled. To apply, email your CV (including a publication list), a brief statement of research interests, and arrange to have two emails of recommendation sent directly to Nicolas Loeuille (nicolas.loeuille@gmail.com). Posted: 9/19/11.

Ecological interactions of predators/prey: The Department of Wildlife, Fisheries,& Aquaculture at Mississippi State University seeks applicants for one post-doctoral or research associate to examine ecological interactions of predators/prey in a fragmented agricultural landscape and their interactions with ecosystems service providers, such as birds and pollinating insects. The successful candidate will be responsible for designing and implementing experiments to test multiple hypothesis and objectives. These experiments should strive to understand the functional role of predation risk in moderating ecosystem services provided by grassland birds and pollinating insects in an agriculture environment. Additionally, the candidate will provide administrative and logistical support for on-going field experiments in the immediate region. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: The successful candidate will primarily be responsible for designing and implementing experiments to test multiple ecological hypotheses and address multiple grant objectives. Additionally, the candidate will provide oversight for multiple field-based projects, including administration, field activities, supervision of technicians, data management, and analysis. Finally, the candidate will develop proposals in response to related RFPs and interact with numerous academic and federal scientists of diverse academic backgrounds. Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in wildlife ecology, natural resource/wildlife management, or related field. Candidate should be highly motivated with the ability to work independently. The successful candidate should have skills in the following: GIS/Cartography, vegetation surveys, monitoring bird and mammal abundance, statistical analyses, and scientific writing. Valid state driver's license required. ABD candidates may be considered under special circumstances. Preferred Qualifications: The candidate should have experience designing and implementing field experiments involving birds, mammals, and insects. A strong understanding of ecological interactions and ecosystem services is preferred. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of and experience with agricultural landscapes in the southeastern United States, mammalian and avian ecology, GIS, predator/prey dynamics, statistical analyses, and scientific writing. Working Conditions and Physical Effort: Ability to perform routine office work and fieldwork in inclement weather under strenuous conditions in a southern climate, including long hours and weekends. Instructions for Applying: Applications must be completed at: www.jobs.msstate.edu. For additional information please e-mail to jmartin@cfr.msstate.edu. Posted: 10/12/11.

Demography/Spatial Patterns/Grassland Birds: This is a non-tenure leading post-doctoral research associate position established for a period of one year with Dr. Larkin Powell at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Continuation of this position beyond one year is contingent upon the availability of grant funding and satisfactory accomplishment of assigned duties, up to a maximum of three years. This position will support a collaborative research project involving faculty from three academic institutions. Duties include developing and facilitating field projects related to landscape-level responses of prairie grouse to wind energy development. Responsibilities include on-site data collection and supervision of research teams at a remote location for extended periods of time during March-August. The post-doctoral research associate will be provided with previously collected avian and vegetation data from grazed grassland systems, and will conduct analyses and write manuscripts and summary reports. Opportunities will be provided for developing independent projects related to demographic analyses of avian species in grassland systems, application of structured decision-making to wind energy siting, development of wildlife monitoring programs for private landowners in grassland systems, or development of technologies to study behaviors of animals. Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Ecology, Wildlife Biology, or related discipline is required. Additional requirements include: research experience in applied ecology, evidence of strong quantitative (surveys, mark-recapture, spatial movements, and/or behavioral data) and writing skills, interest in interdisciplinary research and evidence of successful prior collaboration, ability to supervise field technicians and mentor graduate students, and the ability to take initiative and work independently. Desired Skills: Working knowledge of methodologies for analysis of mark-recapture and survey data, as well as ability to creatively work with spatial movement data to answer applied questions. Knowledge of trapping and marking methods for birds. Familiarity with spatial modeling and analyses of behavioral data. For questions about the position, please contact Dr. Larkin Powell (lpowell3@unl.edu). To be considered for this position, go to http://employment.unl.edu, requisition 120318 and complete the Faculty/Academic Administrative form. Applicants must attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and names and complete contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin May 15, 2012, and continue until the position is filled. Applicants must be eligible to work in the US. Posted: 4/16/12.

Bioenergy Crops and Grassland Birds: Postdoctoral position (Consequences of bioenergy crop production for grassland birds in southern Wisconsin) is available on a collaborative project funded by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to explore potential landscape-level impacts of expanding bioenergy crop production on wildlife in southern Wisconsin. This research focuses on how plausible future land-use/land-cover scenarios may affect grassland wildlife ‘Species of Greatest Conservation Need.’ The postdoctoral associate will collaborate closely with researchers in the Agricultural Ecosystems Research Group at University of Wisconsin-Madison and the DNR project leader, David W. Sample. The successful candidate will develop quantitative models for grassland birds using new field data collected during summer 2011; assess tradeoffs among different species and among competing resource demands; identify landscape configurations that may sustain wildlife populations while producing biomass for bioenergy production; and communicate research orally and through peer-reviewed journal articles. The position is currently funded for 1.5 yrs (with the potential for additional funding), and the target starting time is January 2012. Qualifications. Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. in ecology, conservation biology, wildlife ecology or a related field prior to appointment. Candidates should have experience with landscape ecology, GIS and spatial analysis and wildlife population and/or community studies, and habitat modeling. Strong quantitative skills, knowledge of agricultural ecosystems, and experience with terrestrial vertebrates, especially grassland avian communities, are assets. We encourage applications from outstanding candidates who work well in a collaborative team setting and have excellent communication and writing skills. To apply. Candidates should email (in a single PDF file) a cover letter, CV, one-page statement of research interests, and the names and contact information for three references to Monica Turner (turnermg@wisc.edu). Posted: 11/21/11.

Modeling Habitat Management/Grassland Birds: The Alabama Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit at Auburn University is seeking a post-doctoral researcher to develop system models and decision support tools to evaluate habitat management actions to benefit grassland birds population within the range of the East Gulf Coastal Plan. This is a 12-18 month, limited term non-tenure track position and is funded from external sources. Continued employment is contingent on availability of funding and satisfactory performance. Success of this project will result in the development of a framework for decision making about grassland habitat management using spatially link habitat and populations models for species of conservation. This position will focus on developing methods to reduce ecological uncertainty through data analyses, parameter estimation, and developing models relating habitat management actions to bird population response. The project may involve Bayesian estimation of demographic rates, simulation modeling, dynamic programming to find optimal policy recommendations, among other research topics. The position will work closely with the East Gulf Coastal Plains Grassland Bird working group to ensure that research products meet the needs of Fish and Wildlife Partners. Qualifications: The minimum qualification is a PhD from an accredited institution in wildlife biology, conservation biology, ecology, biometrics or a related field. Applicants will be evaluated on their knowledge, experience and abilities in the 3 primary areas of quantitative expertise used in decision analysis: modeling, estimation, and optimization. The successful applicant will also demonstrate commitment to timely completion of deliverables, commitment to publication of results in peer-reviewed outlets, and strong potential to work collaboratively with multiple agencies on a highly visible research topic. The candidate selected for the position must be able to meet eligibility requirements for work in the United States at the time appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of the appointment; excellent communication skills required. Interested applicants should provide a formal letter of application, a complete biographical resume, transcripts, and the names of four references (name, address, phone number, and email addresses) who may be contacted for letters of recommendation. This information should be sent to Pam Beasley, Executive Coordinator, Auburn University, School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, 602 Duncan Drive Auburn, AL 36849-5418 or by e-mail beaslpa@auburn.edu. For additional information about the position, please contact Dr. Conor McGowan, Assistant Unit Leader, cpm0014@auburn.edu Only complete application materials will be considered. Review of application materials will begin November 30, 2011, and will continue until a suitable applicant is identified. Posted: 10/31/11.

Landscape Dynamics Simulation Modeling: Regional Modeling of Natural Disturbances and Vegetation Dynamics. We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher to work on the development and application of spatially explicit computer simulation models of vegetation dynamics. The focus of this research will be on expanding an existing model of land cover/land use change and timber harvesting (FORE-SCE) by developing and integrating new modules for natural vegetation dynamics and disturbances. The new integrated model will be applied to conduct research on future pathways of land cover change across the conterminous United States and Alaska. This project is part of a larger effort by the USGS to project future carbon storage and greenhouse gas fluxes across the United States (LandCarbon). The position will be located in the GISc Center of Excellence at South Dakota State University, and will involve collaboration with researchers at the nearby USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center in Sioux Falls. The postdoctoral researcher will be responsible for developing a prototype modeling system, conducting model testing and validation exercises, and working with SDSU and USGS collaborators to implement the model as part of the broader LandCarbon project. Qualifications: A Ph.D. in geography, ecology, natural resources, or a related field. The preferred candidate will have (1) background in vegetation and disturbance ecology, (2) experience developing of using computer simulation models of landscape dynamics, and (3) sufficient programming and technical skills to develop prototype models and conduct large-scale simulation experiments. To Apply: Send the following information in electronic form to michael.wimberly@sdstate.edu: cover letter, curriculum vitae, names and contact information for three references, and unofficial copies of transcripts. Review of applications will begin on May 15th and continue until the position has been filled. Start date will be in late summer or early fall of 2012. For more information contact: Dr. Mike Wimberly, Professor and Senior Scientist, GISc Center of Excellence, Wecota Hall 506B, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD 57007-3510. (605) 688-5350. Posted: 5/1/12.

Mathematical modeling of eco-evolutionary dynamics in predator-prey and host-parasite systems: Max-Planck-Institute for Evolutionary Biology, Plön (Germany). We are looking for a postdoctoral fellow to participate in a newly established, interdisciplinary research group ‘Community dynamics’ working on different aspects of eco-evolutionary community dynamics combining theoretical and empirical approaches. The position is available from 1st January 2012 for the period of for one year, with a second year renewable depending on progress. The successful applicant will be working on the development and analysis of mathematical models in evolving predator-prey and host-parasite communities, in close collaboration with experimentalists. For details of the study system refer to Becks et al. 2010 Ecology Letters, Becks & Agrawal 2010 Nature, Ellner & Becks 2011 Theoretical Ecology. For more information on the project contact Lutz Becks (lbecks@evolbio.mpg.de). The research program allows flexibility and both theory aiming towards general frameworks and more mechanistic models targeting specific empirical systems are encouraged. The institute offers a stimulating international environment and an excellent infrastructure allowing for the most recent techniques. The town of Plön is in the middle of the Schleswig-Holstein lake-district within a very attractive and touristic environment near the Baltic Sea, close to the university towns of Lübeck and Kiel. Hamburg and Lübeck are the closest airports. Highly motivated candidates with a Ph. D. degree in evolutionary biology, ecology, or mathematical biology with a strong record of scientific publications are welcome to apply. Applicants should have a background in evolutionary theory or population dynamics and show strong mathematical and computing skills, an enthusiasm for basic research and ideally experience in population genetics. The successful candidate should be able to communicate effectively with individuals from a wide range of disciplines. Applicants should send their CV, list of publications, statement of research interests, and contact information of 2 referees as a single PDF to Lutz Becks (lbecks@evolbio.mpg.de). In the cover letter, applicants should describe their theoretical background and experience with mathematical modeling evolutionary theory and population dynamics explicitly. Posted: 9/6/11.

Forest Growth and Fire Risk: The Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management at the University of California, Berkeley seeks a recent PhD with experience in forest management or modeling to participate in its research project on integrating the production of forest-based biofuel feedstocks with improving forest health and resiliency in California. The project will utilize plot-based inventory, growth, and disturbance data from all private and public forest lands, transportation networks, and processing facilities for all of California to provide a spatially explicit analysis of forest productivity, product outputs, and changes in fire risks. The project will work with a dynamic version of the FIA BioSum model that addresses fire risks over the course of forest stand development. The project requires experience with the Forest Vegetation Simulator (FVS) growth model and experience in calibrating it to empirical conditions, especially chronic and episodic mortality. A statewide BioSum model framework will allow the results of other tasks to be applied in spatially and statistically relevant scenarios. See the full job ad for details about the position. For more information, please contact Dr. William Stewart (billstewart at berkeley.edu). Posted: 4/23/12.

Wildfire Science Extension Specialist: The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management at the University of Hawaii at Manoa is hiring an Assistant Extension Specialist in Wildfire Science and Management. This position will have both Extension (75%) and Research (25%) responsibilities and will be a full-time, 11-month, non-tenure track position. The candidate will work closely with internal and external collaborators as part of the newly established Pacific Fire Science Consortium (www.hawaiiwildfire.org/Pacific-Fire-Science-Consortium.html) to: (i) provide statewide extension leadership in wildfire science and management; and (ii) develop an applied research program focused on high priority wildfire science and management needs for Hawaii and US-affiliated Pacific Islands. The position will be based at the Komohana Research and Extension Center of the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources in Hilo, Hawaii, and will have responsibility for activities throughout the state, as well as for providing support to U.S.-affiliated Pacific Islands. Initial funding is available for two years, with strong potential for future funding (and a tenure-track position). Initial appointment will be for one year, with renewal dependent upon satisfactory performance. For more detailed information and to apply, please see the full job posting at http://workatuh.hawaii.edu/ (Position #85336T). Review of applications will begin March 16, 2012 and continue until the position is filled. Start date is negotiable, but preferred start date is April, 2012 or soon thereafter. Inquiries should be sent to litton@hawaii.edu with "Wildfire Science Position" in the subject line, or by calling Dr. Creighton M. Litton at 1-808-956-6004. Posted: 3/5/12.

Wildfire: A 2-yr position, with possible extension, is available at Montana State University for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to join an interdisciplinary long-term research project on wildfire funded by NSF's Partnership in International Research and Education (PIRE) program. Fire is an important natural disturbance in temperate forested ecosystems and serves as a critical but poorly understood link between climate change and biosphere response. In recent decades, extreme drought, land-cover alteration, and non-native plant invasions in temperate regions around the world have altered natural fire regimes at an alarming rate, and in the process, threatened native biodiversity and human well-being. Identifying the climate and human-related drivers of disturbance-regime change is one of the most challenging issues facing natural resource management. WildFIRE PIRE utilizes the similarities and contrasts in fire, climate, and land-use interactions in three settings as a platform for integrated fire-science research and education: Tasmania, New Zealand, and the U.S. Rocky Mountains. It employs state-of-the-art field, laboratory, and modeling tools to advance our understanding of regional and hemispheric fire-climate linkages and land-use feedbacks in different biogeographical settings. Modeling experiments in WildFIRE PIRE will be driven by insights from the paleo- and historical information, as well as future climate projections. Modeling serves as a tool to identify the drivers of major thresholds in landscape dynamics, including the consequences of temporal and spatial changes in vegetation (e.g. composition, distribution, successional stage), climate (e.g., fuel moisture, fire weather), fire (e.g. frequency, extent, ignition distribution), and fuel (e.g. fuel loadings, fuel classes). Different grid-based models and modeling approaches are available for the western U.S., Tasmania, and New Zealand that relate to WildFIRE PIRE. Dynamic ecosystem process models (Fire-BGCv2, Firescape and other GCTE models) have been used to simulate landscape dynamics in several vegetation types in the northwestern U.S. and southwestern Tasmania, including areas where WildFIRE PIRE studies are underway (Cary et al., 2006; Keane et al., 2010; King et al., 2008a,b, 2006). In New Zealand, landscape fire-succession models have been developed to integrate modules and functions that explicitly represent human activity (Perry et al., in review). In this approach, plant-functional types (including flammability traits) are used to represent spatial and temporal competition for resources (water and light) in a rule-based modeling framework, and wildfire behavior is represented using a cellular-automata model of fire spread. For more information, see the vacancy announcement for the PIRE Postdoctoral Research Associate. Review date: 9/30/11. Posted: 9/15/11.

Grassland Invasive Plant Population/Community Ecology: The Suding lab at the University of California-Berkeley seeks a population or community ecologist for a two to four year post-doctoral position to work on threshold dynamics in plant species invasion, and particulalry how scale-dependent mechanisms (frequency dependence, species interactions, dispersal) may influence invasion patterns in California grasslands. The postdoctoral research associate will analyze existing datasets, initiate new experiments, and lead the collection of new datasets. The post-doc will be supervised by Dr. Katharine Suding in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, & Management. They will work in a team with another postdoc (population genetics) and a graduate student (disturbance/fire dynamics). The Suding lab works on questions relating to plant community dynamics, restoration, invasion, and environmental change. Required: • Evidence of strong scholarship, including peer-reviewed publications in highly ranked journals. • Significant experience in experimental design, hypothesis testing, and soil resource analyses. • Quantitative statistics background, especially with regard to spatial and/or temporal dyanmics and population modelling. Adept at statistical programming in R. • Experience managing/analyzing large datasets • General background in ecology and experience conducting ecological field work. Ph.D. (awarded by start date) in ecology. Desirable: • Experience in grassland and rangeland (grazed) systems. • Experience in seed limitation, annual plant demography, and dispersal measurements. • Geographic Information Systems, ArcGIS. • Experience interacting with a diverse group of researchers and land managers/ranchers. Additional Responsibilities: • Supervision of field team and data entry/processing, mentoring beginning researchers • Disseminate results at scientific professional conferences and in peer-reviewed literature • Report writing and grant proposal development, as needed • Oversight of related laboratory activities • Ability to work in the field under sometimes strenuous conditions, with some overnight travel to field sites. A valid driver’s license is required. Starting salary is $39k per year plus benefits. The position is available beginning August 2012 and is fully-funded for four years. A multiple year commitment is requested. To apply: Please submit PDFs of a CV, a brief cover letter highlighting your relevant experience, interests and career goals, and names and contacts of 3 references by email to postdoc.suding.lab@gmail.com by May 18, 2012. For further information about the position, please contact Katharine Suding at suding@berkeley.edu. Posted: 4/24/12.

Plant Ecologist/Population Biologist: We anticipate hiring a post-doctoral researcher for a two-year position with possibility of extension working primarily with Drs. Jeremy James (Oregon State University), Elizabeth Leger (University of Nevada Reno), and Peter Adler, (Utah State University) on a USDA-NIFA funded project. The broad goal of the project is to quantify variation in the demographic processes and ecological conditions that limit native plant establishment along major environmental gradients in the Great Basin. Major duties of the position include: 1) Supervise collection of demographic data by field crews in Oregon, Idaho and Nevada 2) Compile and analyze data, and work with project scientists to build and interpret population models 3) Design and implement additional studies and analyses that complement project objectives 4) Prepare and submit papers for publication. This project provides an exciting opportunity to ask important questions about native plant recruitment and population dynamics in relation to environmental variation and environmental change. The post-doctoral researcher will have substantial creative latitude to develop complimentary lines of inquiry and also will have numerous opportunities to collaborate with a diverse project team including ecologists, sociologists, economists, and education specialists. The ideal candidate will have a PhD in ecology or a related field, excellent field skills in plant demography, and experience or interest in population modeling, as well as a demonstrated ability to lead project teams. The permanent work site is negotiable (the position could be based out of Burns, OR, Reno, NV or Logan UT) but the post-doctoral researcher will spend a substantial amount of time overseeing and participating in data collection during the growing season at field sites in Oregon, Idaho and Nevada. The proposed starting date is June 2012 (flexible), lasting through June 2014. Consideration of interested applicants will begin April 15, 2012, and continue until the position is filled. To be considered, please email a CV, a description of your research interests and background, as well as the names and emails of three references as one pdf to:jeremy.james@oregonstate.edu. Please feel free to contact Dr. James, Dr. Adler (peter.adler@usu.edu), or Dr. Leger (eleger@cabnr.unr.edu) with any questions. Posted: 2/6/12.

Population Ecology: A postdoctoral position in population ecology is available in the Jha Lab at The University of Texas at Austin. The successful candidate will develop high impact research projects to explore one or more of the following topics: 1) The dispersal and colonization processes of native plants across human-altered landscapes 2) The foraging and movement ecology of native pollinators and 3) The population genetics of plants and pollinators across spatial scales. Jha's current research utilizes field and lab experiments in combination with molecular tools to examine the influence of land use change and phenology on plant and pollinator movement biology, population ecology, and species interactions. Projects take place in both temperate and tropical systems. Applicants must a have Ph.D. in Ecology, Evolution, Biology, Genetics, or a related field, and experience with molecular techniques (e.g., PCR, sequencing, analyzing SNP & microsat data, etc). Funding is available for one year with the possibility of renewal. In addition, the successful applicant may work collaboratively with the PI to obtain additional funding. The start date is flexible, but the PI encourages interested candidates to submit their applications as soon as possible. To apply, please submit a curriculum vitae, a one-page research statement, and names of three references via email to Dr. Shalene Jha at sjha@austin.utexas.edu. Posted: 2/28/12.

Population Ecology: A postdoctoral position is available at Virginia Commonwealth University in the laboratory of Dr. Derek M. Johnson. My lab's research focuses on empirically and theoretically-based studies of spatiotemporal population dynamics. In particular, I use forest insects pests (e.g. gypsy moth, larch budmoth) as model systems for understanding patterns and processes at small to geographic scales. The research direction is flexible. Study of insects would be ideal, but excellent research questions regarding other species will be considered. The applicant will be expected to actively participate in lab group meetings, and at times take a mentorship role with undergraduate and graduate students in the lab. The successful applicant may also participate in writing research proposals if they so desire. The ideal candidate will have... - strong quantitative skills - field ecology experience - knowledge of a programming language (e.g. R or Matlab) - a demonstrated desire and proficiency in peer-reviewed publications. - a demonstrated ability to work independently and in teams. Position is for one year (with option of one year renewal upon satisfactory progress in the first year). Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2012. Start date will be between March-October 2012. Send CV, up to 3 publications, and contact information for 3 references to dmjohnson@vcu.edu. Posted: 1/12/12.

Quantitative Conservation Ecology: Postdoctoral Researcher in Climate change adaptation and fire management strategies for at risk species in southern California. Qualifications: We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher with expertise in population modeling and a familiarity with species distribution modeling. A PhD is required as well as strong programming and mathematical skills. Experience with issues related to rare Californian taxa and climate change is preferred. The candidate must be able to work both independently and in a collaborative setting including academics, wildlife managers and land use planners. The project involves linking dynamic bioclimatic habitat models with models of plant and animal population dynamics to 1) understand the impacts of climate change on species distributions in fire-prone southern California, 2) understand how changes in fire regimes and species distributions will impact a set of vulnerable plants and animals in fire-prone southern California, and 3) to identify potential management responses to climate change in a fire-prone ecosystem. The postdoctoral researcher will be based at University of California Riverside and will work under the direction of Helen Regan and Kurt Anderson (UC Riverside), Janet Franklin (Arizona State University), and Alexandra Syphard (Conservation Biology Institute) and will collaborate with wildlife managers from the US Fish & Wildlife Service and San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG). The project will require short trips to Tempe, AZ and San Diego, CA. Model development and analysis will include: 1) parameterization of population models, 2) assessing the risks of different threats on plant populations in the context of climate change, and 3) identifying potential management strategies in consultation with managers and evaluating management strategies to address the impacts of climate change, land-use change and altered fire regimes on vulnerable taxa. The researcher will be expected to prepare results for peer reviewed journals. Appointment: 100% time appointment for one year from start date, with strong possibility for additional year(s) of funding contingent upon performance. Salary is $39,756 a year plus benefits. To apply: Please send your letter of interest, CV, contact information for three references and any inquiries to Helen Regan at helen.regan@ucr.edu. Start date is as soon as possible. The position will remain open until filled, but application review will commence on September 6th, 2011. Posted: 8/23/11.

Ecology and Conservation of Rare Butterflies: One postdoctoral position will be available in the lab of Dr. Nick Haddad, North Carolina State University, starting after October 15, 2011. This postdoc will be based in Big Pine Key, Florida, and will study the ecology and conservation of a very rare butterfly species, the Miami blue (Cyclargus thomasi bethunebakeri). The butterfly is currently limited to remote keys located west of Key West, Florida, and recently was emergency listed under the US Endangered Species Act. Research into the conservation (including monitoring and key threats) and ecology (including food plant use and phenology) are urgently needed. In addition, there are other rare butterflies in the vicinity that are also rare and/or declining. Expectations: Working in collaboration with the Haddad lab, the postdoc will be expected to: 1. Develop and implement a monitoring protocol for the Miami blue. 2. Develop scientifically robust population estimates. 3. Identify and assess threats to the butterfly and habitat. 4. Develop habitat monitoring using remotely sensed data 5. Publish high-quality scientific papers. The position requires a) a PhD in Ecology, Biology, or other related field at the time of appointment; and b) research strengths in some combination of population ecology, landscape ecology, spatial ecology, or conservation biology. The successful candidate will have strengths in population estimation and in natural history (ideally, but not necessarily, with butterflies). The person must be comfortable in boats, and be willing to learn to drive a boat over long (10-15 mile) distances. Motivation to publish original research in conservation and/or ecology; intellectual energy and creativity; strength in scholarly and interpersonal communication; ability to work well as a part of a team; and strong organizational skills are all qualities sought in the successful candidate for this position. Applicants must apply online. Go to http://jobs.ncsu.edu and search for position # 65444 for instructions and required documentation. A cover letter describing your interest in and skills for the position, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references are required. A valid driver’s license is required. Screening of applications will begin Oct. 7, 2011 and will continue until the position is filled. There is an initial one-year appointment. Longer-term employment is contingent upon strong performance and renewed grant support. Contact: Dr. Nick Haddad, nick_haddad@ncsu.edu. Posted: 9/19/11.

Riparian Wildlife Community Ecology/Modeling: The UC Davis Museum of Wildlife and Fish Biology (Dept. of Wildlife, Fish & Conservation Biology) is seeking a highly-motivated quantitative population or community ecologist to join a team investigating population and community dynamics and functional properties of riparian ecosystems in agricultural settings. The successful applicant will be an outstanding scientist with strong analytical and writing skills and experience analyzing and modeling abundance and composition of species (especially birds) in biological communities. The successful candidate will have a strong background in wildlife ecology (especially birds), database management, statistical analysis, and population and community modeling. Minimum requirements include: 1) a Ph.D. in ecology or related field (Ph.D must be completed at the time of application); 2) knowledge of principles and methods involved in assessing species abundance and distribution; 3) experience working with large datasets; 4) demonstrated proficiency in ecological modeling and R statistical programming; 5) proficiency in GIS and other spatial applications; and 6) demonstrated writing proficiency. Experience with field methods involved in ornithological research and/or landscape ecology preferred. The successful candidate will participate in database management, statistical analysis, population and community-level modeling, and preparation of reports and manuscripts. Additional opportunities will include fieldwork, attendance at conferences, and grant proposal development. The applicant should have excellent written and personal communication skills and be able to work both independently and as part of a collaborative research team. Preferred: * Experience with multi-season species occupancy analysis and/or spatial capture-recapture models * Quantitative statistics background, especially model selection and multimodel inference using Maximum Likelihood and/or Bayesian estimation * Experience managing/analyzing large datasets * Adept at statistical programming in R and/or WinBUGS * Familiarity with Geographic Information Systems, especially ArcGIS * General background in ecology and ecological field work * Experience in ornithology and avian field survey techniques. Starting salary $41k/year, plus benefits. Timing and duration: Start date July 1, 2012. Fully-funded for one year with possibility of extension. Supervisors: Andrew Engilis Jr. Museum Curator (PI) and Staff Research Associate Dr. Melanie Truan. Please submit CV including relevant publications, a brief cover letter highlighting your experience, interests and career goals, and names and contacts of 3 references by email to mltruan@ucdavis.edu. Posted: 5/25/12.

Black Duck Habitat and Population Management: The Alabama Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit at Auburn University is seeking a post-doctoral researcher to develop system models and decision support tools to integrate habitat and population management for continental American Black Duck populations. This is an 18 month, limited term non-tenure track position and is funded from external sources. Continued employment is contingent on availability of funding and satisfactory performance. Success of this project will result in the development of a framework for using Adaptive Management to manage Black duck populations and their habitats to improve hunting opportunity and achieve predetermined continental population goals. This position will focus on developing methods to reduce ecological uncertainty through data analyses, parameter estimation, and developing an adaptive management framework with competing system models. The project may involve mark recapture estimation of demographic rates and dynamic programming to find optimal policy recommendations. The position will work closely with the science coordinator of the Black Duck Joint Venture and with quantitative ecologists at Patuxent wildlife research center to ensure that research products meet the needs of Fish and Wildlife Partners. The minimum qualification is a PhD from an accredited institution in wildlife biology, conservation biology, ecology, biometrics or a related field. Applicants will be evaluated on their knowledge, experience and abilities in statistical estimation, simulation modeling. The successful applicant will also demonstrate commitment to timely completion of deliverables, commitment to publication of results in peer-reviewed outlets, and strong potential to work collaboratively with multiple agencies on a highly visible research topic. The candidate selected for the position must be able to meet eligibility requirements for work in the United States at the time appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of the appointment; excellent communication skills required. Interested applicants should provide a formal letter of application, a complete biographical resume, transcripts, and the names of four references (name, address, phone number, and email addresses) who may be contacted for letters of recommendation. Send to Pam Beasley, Executive Coordinator, Auburn University, School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, 602 Duncan Drive Auburn, AL 36849-5418, or e-mail to beaslpa@auburn.edu. For additional information, contact Dr. Conor McGowan, Assistant Unit Leader, cpm0014@auburn.edu. Only complete application materials will be considered. Review of application materials will begin April 1, 2012. Posted: 3/1/12.

Eagle Population Models and Wind Energy: The U.S. Geological Survey, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center (Laurel, Maryland) is seeking candidates for a postdoctoral position to develop an adaptive management framework for wind energy permitting with regard to incidental take of bald and golden eagles. In partnership with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which has regulatory authority under the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act, the post-doc will focus on modeling the interaction of eagles and wind facilities at two scales: (1) at the site-level, models are needed to predict lethal take of eagles as a function of exposure rate and collision risk; and (2) at the regional level, models are need to predict the population-level impact of lethal and non-lethal take. In both cases, these predictive models will be coupled with appropriate monitoring and adaptive feedback mechanisms to reduce uncertainty and adjust management actions, to support the simultaneous objectives of expansion of renewable energy resources and conservation of eagle populations. The ideal candidate will have a background in population modeling, migratory bird ecology, expert elicitation, decision analysis, and adaptive management. Proficient programming skills are required, particularly in MATLAB, Program R, or an equivalent computational language. The successful candidate will also have excellent writing and personal communication skills. Applicants are expected to have earned a Ph.D. degree in a relevant discipline. Preference will be given to U.S. citizens who have received a Ph.D. within the last 5 years. The position will be located in Laurel, Maryland. The desired start date is July 2012 or sooner, and the position is funded for 24 months. Review will begin March 30, 2012 and continue until a suitable candidate is found. If you are interested, send a curriculum vitae, a letter describing your background and interests, and the names of three references to Michael Runge (mrunge@usgs.gov, 301-497-5748). Posted: 3/9/12.

Modeling Avian Mortality at Wind Farms: Colorado State University is seeking candidates for a postdoctoral position to: (1) develop a superpopulation approach to inference about wind farm mortality to birds and bats based on data from carcass surveys, detection experiments and carcass survival experiments; (2) apply this model to data from existing wind farms to obtain estimates of mortality; (3) develop design recommendations for new carcass surveys and experiments directed at wind farm mortality; and (4) develop new software or describe use of existing software to make these methods accessible. This work will be focused on golden eagles and will support USFWS decisions about wind farm location and operation relative to allowable take of golden eagles. The work is intended to become a component of an integrated adaptive management approach to managing wind farms. The post-doctoral fellow will be primarily supervised by Dr. Bill Kendall at the Colorado Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, at CSU. The incumbent will also work closely with Dr. James Nichols and other personnel of the USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, as well as other personnel of the USGS and the US Fish and Wildlife Service. Accordingly, the postdoc position will be located at CSU in Fort Collins, Colorado, with significant travel to Patuxent, located in Laurel, Maryland. Miniumum Requirements: 1. Ph.D. in biology (wildlife), ecology, statistics, or related quantitative field. 2. Demonstrated knowledge and proficiency with statistical modeling used to describe population dynamics from mark-recapture data. 3. Demonstrated proficiency with statistical software used to estimate vital rates. 4. Demonstrated desire and proficiency to publish in the peer-reviewed literature. Competitive candidates will have a background in demographic estimation and population modeling. Proficient programming skills and experience with hierarchical modeling are desirable. The successful candidate will have excellent written and personal communication skills and a desire to work in a collaborative way on applied problems. To Apply: Submit letter describing your background and interest, curriculum vitae, copy of college transcripts, and the names and contact information for three references online at: http://warnercnr.colostate.edu/employment-opportunities.html. For full consideration, all materials must be received by 4:30pm, Tuesday, August 31, 2011. Salary $50-55K per year, benefits included. Up to two years after start date, anticipate October 2011-2013 (Contingent upon appropriation of funds). For further information, contact: William L. Kendall (William.Kendall@colostate.edu, 970/491-7066) or James D. Nichols (jnichols@usgs.gov, 301-497-5660). Posted: 8/1/11.

Spatial Distribution of Birds and Wind Power: Postdoctoral research fellowship available to investigate the spatial distribution and abundance of seabirds and seaducks in nearshore and offshore waters of southern New England (USA) in relation to risks associated with proposed wind power developments. We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher with strong quantitative skills and modeling experience (including distance sampling, occupancy estimation, spatially-explicit mechanistic population models, risk assessment), who understands the natural history of seabirds and its implications for modeling their ecology and risk of offshore development, and who thrives in collaborative, applied research groups. Among other duties, the postdoctoral researcher will use existing data to: (1) develop spatially explicit models that identify the key biotic and abiotic factors that affect the abundance and distribution of seabirds and seaducks in Rhode Island nearshore and offshore waters, (2) apply these spatially explicit models to predict affects of global climate change on seabird and seaduck abundance and distribution, and (3) estimate seasonal changes in population size of seaduck species and apply these population models to harvest management plans. Stipend approx. $3500/mo plus full benefits, depending on experience, for a minimum of 1 year (can be extended to 5 years depending on productivity). Start date January 2011. This work will be done through the Department of Natural Resources Science at the University of Rhode Island, under supervision of Drs. Peter Paton and Scott McWilliams, and in collaboration with federal and state biologists (notably, Jay Osenkowski, RI DEM). University of Rhode Island is a land-grant, seagrant academic institution that has state-of-the-art spatial analysis and graphic capabilities, hosts the Graduate School of Oceanography, hosts scientists from both the North Atlantic Coast Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit as well as the National Park Service Inventory and Monitoring Program, and is closely associated with the EPA Atlantic Ecology Division Laboratory. Please send letter of interest, resume, and contact information for 3 references to ppaton@uri.edu. Review of applications will begin 10 December 2011. Early applications are encouraged. Posted: 8/16/11, revised: 11/16/11.

Vulnerability of American Pikas to Climate Change: We seek a postdoctoral researcher to lead a vulnerability assessment of the American pika (Ochotona princeps) in 8 national parks for a collaborative research project involving Oregon State University, Idaho State University, University of Colorado, and the National Park Service. The researcher will use habitat models (developed from occupancy data collected in all eight parks), models of connectivity between habitat patches (developed using landscape genetic data), and downscaled climate models to evaluate vulnerability of specific populations of American pikas to rapid climate change. This full-time position (Postdoctoral Scholar, 1.0 FTE, salary $37-39k/year with health care benefits) requires a one-year commitment, with possibility for extension, starting May 1, 2012 or as early as possible thereafter. The position will be based in Clinton Epps' research group in Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Oregon State University. Qualifications: A Ph.D. (awarded between June 2007 and June 2012) in a relevant field (e.g., ecology, conservation biology, wildlife science, or possibly geosciences) is required, as is expertise with GIS and large spatial data sets, excellent quantitative skills, and a demonstrated ability to publish research in peer-reviewed journals. Experience with spatially-extrapolated climate datasets and species distribution models strongly preferred; experience with spatially-explicit population modeling approaches (e.g., HEXSIM) is also desirable. Application: Please provide 1) a cover letter detailing how your qualifications and experience have prepared you for this position; 2) a CV detailing academic preparation, publications, and relevant research experience, with names of at least three professional references, their email addresses and telephone contact numbers; and 3) if possible, pdf copies of your most relevant recent peer-reviewed publication(s) (up to 3). Please submit these materials to Dr. Clinton W. Epps via email Clinton.epps@oregonstate.edu. If possible, please submit your application as a single merged .pdf; please limit file sizes to <5MB. For more information, contact Clinton Epps by email or at 541-737-2478. Posted: 3/7/12.

Regional-to-Global-Scale Earth Systems Research: The Inter-university Training for Continental-scale Ecology (ITCE) program is a US NSF-funded effort to support collaborative, multidisciplinary training and research that advances the use of isotopes to study Earth systems processes acting over large spatial scales. Support is now available for a cohort of postdoctoral researchers in four broadly defined focus areas: the water cycle, migration, ecosystem disturbance and change, and greenhouse gases and the carbon cycle (more details). Postdocs in each project area will likely be based at the University of Utah but will be co-advised and work collaboratively with multiple ITCE faculty at institutions across the US. Applicants will have significant flexibility in defining projects that capitalize on the diverse expertise and collaborative interests of this group. ITCE postdocs will be expected to participate and teach in a series of interdisciplinary summer short courses associated with the ITCE program. Applicants are encouraged to review potential project themes at the URL above and then contact the program leads, Jim Ehleringer (jim.ehleringer@utah.edu) or Gabe Bowen (gabe@purdue.edu), and other ITCE faculty to formulate one or more project ideas. The strongest applications will reflect applicants who have involved multiple ITCE faculty in the formulation of their project ideas. An application for one of these positions should include a letter of interest, names and contact information for three individuals who can provide letters of support, a CV, and a 2-page proposal describing a potential project in one of the program theme areas. Applications should be submitted via email to either project lead, and will be accepted immediately and reviewed beginning May 1, 2012. Start dates will be as early as July 1, 2012 or as late as January 1, 2013. Posted: 4/16/12.

Modeling Forest Landscape Dynamics: The Forest Ecology Group at ETH Zurich (Switzerland) is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Fellow (100%) focusing on the modeling of forest landscape dynamics after disturbance. See the detailed advertisement. Screening begins 8/1/12. Posted: 6/29/12.

Landscape Carbon Relations: Within the joint project LandScales (Connecting processes and structures driving the Landscape carbon dynamics over Scales) funded by the Leibniz Association and focusing on Carbon relations of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems at the landscape level, the Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF) in Müncheberg and the Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fishery (IGB) in Berlin are offering 3 PostDoc positions in aquatic-terrestrial interfaces, spanning from terrestrial biogeochemistry, over remote sensing to limnology. Background: Carbon (C) sequestration and release from terrestrial and freshwater aquatic ecosystems are important factors that can either counteract or increase anthropogenic green house gas emission originating from fossil fuel combustion. Terrestrial and aquatic C dynamics are intimately linked to each other due to not only the transfer of C between systems but also to temporal and spatial changes and dynamics of the aquatic-terrestrial border zones, which are likely hotspots for landscape C balance. Consequently, there is a great challenge in amalgamating assessments of terrestrial and aquatic C cycles; thus, the project LandScales will focus substantially on the advancement of whole landscape C cycling research. 3 PostDoc positions: (1) focusing on the assessment of the mechanisms regulating the C balance across scales, applying isotope biogeochemistry techniques (Reference No. LS1). Priming in terrestrial and aquatic systems and their interfaces will be assessed in laboratory and field experiments. Mechanistic information will be transferred to the landscape scale by developing isoscapes. Experience in stable isotope techniques (labelling, natural abundance) is required. (2) focusing on the coupling C gas fluxes with their underlying drivers and processes at different scales (Reference No. LS2). The tasks will involve quantitative analysis of C gas fluxes as well as the drivers and processes regulating C sequestration/release in both aquatic and terrestrial landscape compartments. Experience in field gas flux measurements is required. (3) focusing on the impacts of landscape structure and heterogeneity on C fluxes across scales (Reference No. LS3). Patterns at the landscape scale of CO2 sequestration and release in terrestrial and aquatic systems will be identified using non-invasive methods, especially multi-temporal remote sensing with unmanned aerial vehicles. Experience in remote sensing and GIS is required. For further information and to apply, see the "Open Positions" page at http://www.landscales.de/. Deadline: 4/20/12. Posted: 3/27/12.

Landscape Ecology: Harvard University. Post-doc will advance Harvard Forest LTER research in scenario and simulation modeling of land use and climate change impacts on New England forests. The post-doc will be funded through Harvard Forest LTER but will be based in Jonathan Thompson’s Landscape Ecology lab at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) in Front Royal, Virginia. The post-doc and Thompson will make three to four trips annually to Harvard Forest in Petersham, MA and to other locations throughout New England. In close collaboration with: David Foster, Kathy Lambert and Aaron Ellison of Harvard Forest; Scott Ollinger of U. of New Hampshire; Dave Kittredge of U. of Massachusetts, Rob Lilieholm at U. Maine and Bill Keeton at U. of Vermont. A postdoctoral position is available to advance the objectives of the Harvard Forest LTER Future Scenarios project, including: analyzing recent trends in timber harvest and forest conversion across New England (starting with VT and NH); researching landscape-scale consequences of diverse forest uses including biomass energy harvest, conservation, and alternative development patterns; working with stakeholder groups and social scientists to articulate plausible alternative future trajectories of land use; simulating forest landscape dynamics and changes in ecosystem services under alternative scenarios of land use and climate change using the LANDIS-II forest landscape model or a similar modeling framework (such as CLM); collaborate with the PIs to publish results in high-impact scientific outlets; and collaborate with the Northeast Science and Policy Consortium to maximize the application and impact of the research. Required: Ph.D. (awarded by start date) in forest ecology, forestry, geography, or related field. Proficient in spatial analyses (landscape simulation, GIS, remote sensing, and spatial statistics); Evidence of strong scholarship, including peer-reviewed publications. Preferred: Demonstrated experience in forestry and coupled human-natural systems; proven ability to finish projects; strong desire to work with stakeholders and conduct policy relevant research. Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found, with an ideal start date in Sept 2012. Interviews will preferably occur at ESA in Portland in early August. Initial appointment of one year and is renewable for additional years based on performance. Salary: $45k/yr Stipend + $5k/yr to defray health insurance costs. The SCBI Ecology Center is a rapidly growing department within the Smithsonian Institution. The rural 3200 acre SCBI research campus is 50 miles west of Washington D.C. It sits adjacent to Shenandoah National Park, is the NEON Domain Two core site, and hosts a 25 ha SIGEO forest dynamics plot. To apply please send: (1) CV, (2) the names and contact information for three professional references, and (3) PDFs of one or more relevant publications to: thompsonjr@si.edu. Posted: 6/26/12.

Landscape Ecologist: The Wilderness Society, a science-based conservation organization, is seeking a Landscape Ecologist to contribute to developing analytical methods which expand our understanding of the impacts of human activity, including energy development and climate change on arctic ecosystems. Ecologist will lead development of analyses aimed at understanding impacts to wildlife habitat (terrestrial and/or aquatic) such as changes in landcover, habitat quality or other landscape metrics. Work is done in a collaborative environment with federal, state, tribal, NGO, and university scientists to create management-relevant scientific analyses. Responsibilities include working within a network of scientists to help improve analytical tools used for projecting and/or quantifying landscape, vegetation and/or habitat change for northern Alaska, including tundra, wetlands, lakes, ponds and/or river corridors. PhD preferred with demonstrated proficiency with simulation modeling, statistical analyses and GIS. This position is currently funded for a period of 1 year with a possibility for extension. Associate will work closely with the Lead Ecologist, Wildlife Ecologist and other scientists in our Alaska Regional Office, as well as our conservation team. Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States. Review of applications will begin on June 18th, 2012 and the position will remain open until filled. To apply, please submit a PDF file containing a cover letter explaining your qualifications for the position, a current CV, and the names and contact information for three references, as well as recent publications in PDF format. Please email files with the subject line “Landscape Ecologist” to: Dr. Wendy Loya (wendy_loya@tws.org). Non-electronic applications will be accepted at The Wilderness Society, 705 Christensen Drive, Anchorage, AK 99577. Posted: 6/1/12.

Landscape Ecology: A Postdoctoral Fellow is available at Miami University to conduct research on insect biodiversity and ecosystem services in conservation grasslands and forest habitats within agricultural landscapes. The position would also involve supervision of students in the field and laboratory, and the spatial analysis of biodiversity and land-use data. The postdoctoral associate would teach one course or seminar in ecology or environmental science. The position is for one year beginning in August 2012, with the possibility of renewal for up to two years, depending on performance and funding availability. Required qualifications include a PhD in ecology, environmental science, or related area (by date of appointment); field research experience with insect biodiversity or community interactions; and experience with statistical analysis using the R programming language. Additional desired qualifications include experience in statistical analysis using spatial or Bayesian methods, and geographic information systems using ArcGIS. Ecology and environmental science include >40 faculty across multiple departments (Institute for the Environment and Sustainability). We offer an interdisciplinary undergraduate co-major in environmental science and interdepartmental graduate programs in ecology and environmental science. Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, and three letters of recommendation by email to cristto@muohio.edu, Thomas Crist, Director, Institute for the Environment and Sustainability, 254 Upham Hall, Miami University, Oxford, OH 45056. Review of applications will begin 5 June 2012 and continue until position has been filled. Posted: 5/23/12.

Landscape Ecologist: The USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station (PSW) is advertising for a Post-Doctoral GS-0408-11 Research Ecologist. The position will be funded for a two year period. This notification is being circulated to inform prospective applicants of this upcoming opportunity and determine interest in the position. The Research Ecologist will be a member of a collaborative research project within the Conservation of Biological Diversity unit of PSW, and will coordinate with staff and scientists within PSW and outside organizations to accomplish the objectives of an externally funded research grant from the Pacific Island Climate Change Consortium, a U.S. Fish and Wildlife's Landscape Conservation Consortium. The outcome of this project will be a user-friendly Tropical Decision Support Tool (TDST) that water resource and watershed managers can use to identify critical conservation areas for restoration, target restoration treatments to enhance water quality and quantity including things like weed control and fencing, and understand the watershed threats resulting from things like climate change and/or invasive species spread in Hawaiian watersheds. The primary duties and responsibilities of the incumbent are to conduct research investigating the combined influences of climate, land use, topography, invasive species, and fire on current and projected hydrological patterns in Hawaii and US affiliated Pacific Islands. The assignment is to use a combination of landscape metrics, niche-modeling techniques, and model simulations to (a) identify the differential influences of fine-scaled and broad-scaled processes on observed and projected landscape patterns, (b) understand current and forecasted impacts of climate change, land-use, invasive species, and fire on natural processes on tropical Island landscapes, (c) use landscape pattern metrics to test observed patterns against those proposed by middle-number systems theories to help guide future management of tropical island watersheds and landscapes, and (d) ultimately develop a Tropical Decision Support Tool. He/she will also coordinate workshops with principal investigators, project leaders, and various stakeholders and end-users to gather information that will be used to effectively develop a TDST as well as to provide training to run the TDST. The incumbent assists in planning and conducting field surveys, and with the management and analysis of data, including entering data in computers, archiving data in accordance with established protocols, performing statistical analyses, and summarizing data in forms such as graphs, figures, and tables suitable for publication in scientific journals or for presentation at scientific meetings. The incumbent assists with the preparation of journal articles and presentations for scientific meetings. The Research Ecologist will be expected to write portions of such publications and may have senior authorship in some cases. She/he assists with the preparation of presentations of research results at local community meetings and at scientific meetings, seminars, and other forums. The incumbent will be expected to give such presentations occasionally, especially at local meetings. The work frequently will require standing and walking in steep, rough terrain, often in inclement weather. The position will be located at the Pacific Southwest Research Station Hilo office at the Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry at 60 Nowelo St. Hilo, Hawaii 96720. If you are interested in this position please send a copy of your curriculum vitae to Richard A. MacKenzie (rmackenzie@fs.fed.us) no later than June 2nd, 2012. Posted: 5/18/12.

Spatial Ecology/Landscape Connectivity/Graph Theory: A postdoctoral research position is available at Oklahoma State University in spatial ecology to work on a collaborative project evaluating the effects of land use change on terrestrial connectivity. The project will involve developing spatially explicit connectivity models for the South Central United States. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Ecology or a related discipline, and demonstrated expertise in graph theory (network theory), connectivity analysis, and GIS. The successful applicant is expected to conduct independent research and interact with project collaborators, partners, and stakeholders. The position requires a minimum one-year commitment, with the possibility for extension to a second year. Salary: $40-45k/year (depending on qualifications and experience), plus benefits. Applicants should send a curriculum vita, statement of research interests and relevant experience, and the names and contact information for three references in a single pdf file to Kristen Baum at kristen.baum@okstate.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Start Date: on or before September 1, 2012. Posted: 6/20/12.

Landscape Ecology/Global Change Ecology: A two year postdoctoral position in the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment is available at the University of New Hampshire. The postdoc will join Drs. Rebecca Rowe (UNH, formerly of the University of Utah) and Eric Rickart (Natural History Museum of Utah, University of Utah) as part of the ongoing NSF-funded Great Basin Resurvey Project. The primary focus of this project is comparing historical and modern survey data for small mammals on multiple mountain ranges in the Great Basin of the western US to investigate change in species distributions and community composition over the past century. We seek a highly motivated candidate interested in understanding how changes in climate and land cover are impacting small mammal biodiversity. The position represents a superb opportunity to work at the interface between historical ecology, landscape ecology and biogeography and the candidate will have input in shaping future research directions for this project. Familiarity with landscape connectivity analyses and/or species distribution modeling and/or occupancy modeling would be an advantage. Experience working with small mammals or in the Great Basin is not required, but all applicants must be interested in participating in some field work associated with this project. Start date is flexible but preference will be given to candidates who can begin on or before August 27 2012. The position offers a competitive salary and benefits. To apply: Please send a single pdf document containing a cover letter summarizing your research experience and interests, CV, and contact information for three references by email to rebecca.rowe@unh.edu. Review of applications to begin January 15, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled. Posted: 11/16/11.

Computational Landscape Ecology: University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Department of Geography & Earth Sciences. We are recruiting a post-doctoral research associate to study the large-scale impacts of an invasive tree disease on forest structure and carbon dynamics. This position is part of a new five-year award from the National Science Foundation to study interacting disturbances between the emerging forest disease sudden oak death (SOD), wildfire, and drought. Over the past decade, our interdisciplinary group from UNC Charlotte, UC Davis, and UC Berkeley has pursued ecological and evolutionary research – across multiple spatial scales – on the spread and persistence of the generalist plant pathogen Phytophthora ramorum (causal agent of SOD) in coastal forests in California. Two major ecological disturbances recently affected our long-term study sites in the Big Sur region, which created rare natural experiments to examine interacting disturbances in a disease system: i) during summer 2008 a large wildfire burned half of our long-term study sites and ii) extreme drought conditions variably affected the plant and pathogen communities during 2007-2009. We have collected spatially extensive data on host community structure and disease establishment prior to these disturbances and we have measured post-disturbance changes during and immediately following the major modifications to the biotic and abiotic environment. The post-doctoral associate will play an integral role in developing “landscape” approaches to modeling ecological feedbacks among the pathogen, its host communities, and environmental heterogeneity in the context of a complex, interacting disturbance regime. We are also enthusiastic about opportunities to model disease-carbon interactions across broader spatial extents, including the entire geographic range of SOD host species in the western US. Highly qualified candidates will possess a strong quantitative background in spatial analysis and computational modeling of ecological processes in heterogeneous landscapes. Evidence of a strong scholarly publication track record and trajectory is essential. Advanced programming skills are a plus. Working with Ross Meentemeyer the new post doctoral associate will join the research community and ongoing projects in the Center for Applied Geographic Information Science. Resources will be available for travel to conferences, our colleagues’ labs, and fieldwork in coastal California. To apply, please email Ross a single PDF file including your curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests with a description of your quantitative talents, and the contact information of three references. Include “Sudden Oak Death Post-Doc Search” in the subject line. For more information, please contact Ross through e-mail. Review of applications will formally begin January 3, 2012 and will remain open until a suitable candidate is identified. Start date is negotiable but available immediately. Posted: 11/11/11.

Landscape Ecology and Habitat Restoration: The Division of Applied Plant Ecology at the San Diego Zoo’s Institute for Conservation Research seeks a postdoctoral associate with experience in spatial ecology and habitat restoration to conduct research focused on landscape level conservation of Coastal Cactus Wrens in San Diego County, USA. Research will focus on evaluating habitat quality, distribution, size, and connectivity, and integrating this information with known wren locations to identify and prioritize management and restoration activities across a watershed. This project includes a combination of vegetation sampling, remote sensing, ground-truthing, spatial analysis, and conservation planning. Research will generate peer-reviewed publications in addition to support the development of a long-term habitat management and restoration plan for the region. Funding is available for 2 years. The successful candidate will have a PhD in ecology, conservation biology or related discipline and have a strong background in landscape and spatial ecology. Expertise in remote sensing, GIS and spatial analyses is required. Additional skills and experience include: an intimate working knowledge of GIS (ArcGIS); experience and interest conducting field research and habitat restoration; excellent communication skills; scientific writing skills as demonstrated in peer-reviewed publications; experience in spatial statistics; and the ability to work and collaborate as part of a multidisciplinary, multi-agency team. Starting date: January-March 2012. Apply online at http://www.sandiegozoo.org/jobs/. Be prepared to submit a letter describing your interests and experiences; contact information for 3 references; your CV and up to three relevant publications. For more information please contact Dr. Bryan Endress, Director of Applied Plant Ecology (bendress@sandiegoozoo.org). Closes: 12/15/11. Posted: 10/27/11.

Landscape Ecology: The Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at the University of California, Berkeley, invites applications for Postdoctoral Scholar – Employee position to work, for one year, on a new Landscape Conservation Cooperation (LCC) grant to conduct a landscape connectivity and spatial analysis of historical and current range data for birds and mammals of the Sierra Nevada as an extension of the Grinnell Resurvey Project (Moritz et al. 2008). S/he will work closely with and be located at the U.C. Berkeley Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, as well as working with natural resource managers from across California. There will be an expectation of at least one publication in a peer-reviewed journal during this process as well as potential opportunities for collaborative research with other members of the U.C. Berkeley research community. The Museum of Vertebrate Zoology seeks candidates whose research, teaching, or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education. Primary responsibilities will include: 1. Conducting a landscape connectivity analysis using occupancy data of small mammals across the Sierra Nevada; 2. Identifying climate change refugia in the Sierra Nevada based on occupancy modeling, GIS analysis, and ecological modeling; 3. Coordinating research among a diverse group of colleagues. Qualifications: 1. Ph.D. in relevant discipline, such as: Ecology, Biology, Conservation Biology, Environmental Science/Policy, Wildlife Biology/Management, or Natural Resource Management 2. Expertise in spatial ecology, including at least two of the following: GIS analysis, occupancy modeling, and species distribution modeling. 3. Demonstrated record of writing and/or publishing of manuscripts and reports and a desire to continue doing so. 4. Experience collaborating with other researchers, interfacing with management agencies, and mentoring undergraduates. 5. Preferred: Experience and knowledge of biodiversity, ecology, and conservation in montane systems. Salary: $40,548 - $45,192 (depending on experience), plus benefits. To apply: Please send a cover letter highlighting your qualifications, background, and experiences along with a C.V. and contact information for three references by email to the address below. Letters of reference are not requested at this time. Sandra Richmond, Human Resources Manager, Research Enterprise Services, U.C. Berkeley, 3101A Valley Life Sciences, Berkeley, CA 94720-3160, email: sandyjbr@berkeley.edu cc: morelli@berkeley.edu. Applicants should ask referees to review the UC Berkeley Statement of Confidentiality. Start date: January 2012. Application deadline: 11/7/11. Posted: 10/19/11.

Landscape Ecology and Amphibian Malformations: Creative and motivated candidates are invited to apply for a Postdoctoral Scientist position working at the intersection of spatial ecology and amphibian conservation at the University of Colorado, Boulder. The position will be co-sponsored by the University of Colorado and the US Fish and Wildlife Service Amphibian Abnormality Project. The selected individual will have a unique opportunity to spearhead analyses of one of the largest and longest-running databases on abnormal amphibians, which now includes 10 years, 675 sites, and more than 70,000 examined amphibians (http://www.fws.gov/contaminants/Issues/Amphibians.cfm). Analyses will evaluate how malformation risk varies among species and across space, including local, regional, and continental spatial scales, and what environmental factors best account for observed patterns in amphibian abnormalities. The selected candidate will also be encouraged to develop and pursue his or her own research questions using this database, which includes information on amphibian communities, the types and frequencies of morphological abnormalities, the identity and intensity of more than 30 endo- and ectoparasites, and additional data (e.g., water chemistry, local land use, etc.) for selected wildlife refuges. Interested applicants must have a background in landscape ecology and spatial analyses along with familiarity working with large databases. Experience with ArcGIS and Microsoft Access is a prerequisite and individuals with previous experience in landscape ecology and spatial epidemiology are preferred. Prior experience with amphibians is not essential but may be beneficial. Target start date is January 2012. Interested applicants should send (as a single pdf) the following: a complete CV, contact information for 3 references, and a brief statement of research interests related to this position (less than 2 pages) to Dr. Pieter Johnson (pieter.johnson@colorado.edu), Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department, University of Colorado. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled or November 15th. Posted: 10/17/11.

Landscape/Avian Modeling: University of South Dakota, Department of Biology. We seek a postdoc for a project modeling the potential future effects of landscape change on cottonwood forests and breeding songbirds along a large portion of the Missouri River in Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Nebraska. The postdoc will model changes in future forest area and age distribution as a function of successional processes, river management, and land use, and the potential effects of these changes on abundances of selected songbird species. This project will involve little or no collection of new field data (with the exception of some land cover mapping), but will focus primarily on integrating/synthesizing existing GIS, vegetation, and songbird data sets to project the implications of current management and land use trajectories on Missouri River floodplain forests. Expected products include development of publications, as well as models and projections useful for federal agencies managing cottonwood forests along the Missouri River. The postdoc will be housed in the lab of Dr. Mark Dixon at the University of South Dakota (http://www.usd.edu/arts-and-sciences/biology/mark-dixon.cfm ). Preferred Qualifications: * Ph.D. in ecology, wildlife biology, forestry, geography, zoology, or related fields * Experience using program DISTANCE to model bird densities from point count data * Familiarity with GIS and with interpreting land cover from aerial photography * Experience with modeling landscape change and/or succession through transition models (e.g., first-order Markov or multinomial logit models), dynamic simulation programs (e.g., STELLA, VDDT), or other approaches * Solid statistical skills (e.g., general linear models, occupancy modeling, CART, multiple regression, or other tools) using SAS, R, or other packages * Excellent writing (documented record of publication is a plus), communication and organizational skills. * Familiarity with or interest in concepts related to landscape and disturbance ecology, floodplain forests, large river ecology and management, avian ecology, or a combination of these. Salary: $40k plus benefits Starting Date: September 1, 2011 Duration: 1 year, with possibility of renewal for 2nd year (conditional on funding and performance) Questions regarding the position may be directed toward Dr. Dixon (Mark.Dixon@usd.edu). Applicants must provide a cover letter that describes background with respect to the qualifications listed above, along with a CV and names and contact information for at least three references. Applicants must apply online at https://yourfuture.sdbor.edu. Posted: 7/26/11.

Waterbird Population Monitoring: The U.S. Geological Survey, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center (Laurel, Maryland) is seeking candidates for a postdoctoral position to develop a predictive population model for Northern Pintails (Anas acuta) that integrates the effects of habitat and harvest management. The model will serve as a key component in addressing the challenges posed by recent reviews to better integrate objectives of waterfowl habitat and population management in a single modeling framework. The framework for the model has been developed; the focus of the postdoctoral work is on estimating the model parameters using Bayesian hierarchical methods. Relevant data exist at several spatial scales (continental, regional, and local) to inform population size, survival and reproductive rates, and harvest; these will need to be knit together to draw inference about other latent parameters in the model. The postdoctoral position will be part of an interagency research team, including scientists from USGS, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ducks Unlimited, Environment Canada, UC Davis, and Utah State University, among others. The research team will provide substantial support, including access to appropriate data and review of model details. The ideal candidate will have a background in population modeling, Bayesian hierarchical estimation, waterfowl population dynamics, structured decision making, and adaptive management. Proficient programming skills are required, particularly in WinBUGS and Program R, or an equivalent system for estimation. The successful candidate will also have excellent writing and personal communication skills. Applicants are expected to have earned a Ph.D. degree in a relevant discipline, preferably within the last 5 years. The position will be located in Laurel, Maryland. The desired start date is January 2012 or sooner, and the position is funded for 13 months. The salary level is very competitive. Applications are due no later than September 30, 2011. If you are interested, send a curriculum vitae, a letter describing your background and interests, and the names of three references to Michael Runge (mrunge@usgs.gov). For further information, contact either: Michael Runge (mrunge@usgs.gov), USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center 12100 Beech Forest Road, Laurel, MD 20708-4017, (301) 497-5748 or Scott Boomer (scott_boomer@fws.gov), USFWS Division of Migratory Bird Management, 11510 American Holly Drive, Laurel, MD 20708, (301) 497-5684. Posted: 9/12/11.

Waterbird Management and Monitoring: The Patuxent Wildlife Research Center and the NC Cooperative Research Unit, North Carolina State University, seek a research associate to support an integrated monitoring program for a broad suite of waterbirds across the Atlantic and Mississippi Flyways in the eastern United States. The monitoring program is driven by the decision-making needs of management agencies and their partners, at three spatial scales (flyway, regional, and local), and encompasses monitoring of waterbird populations and their habitats. The Integrated Waterbird Management & Monitoring (IWMM) initiative has completed one pilot season. Continued development of the monitoring program will require: development of appropriate sampling designs at multiple scales; data management and analysis; training field staff in monitoring and data management protocols; logistical oversight of the data collection; revision of sampling designs and methods in light of the pilot data; and consultation with database engineers to describe the performance requirements for a web-based database for long-term use. This position is located at Patuxent Wildlife Research Center. The successful applicant will work with Patuxent scientists and Dr. Jaime Collazo (NCSU), and will be part of an interagency research team, including scientists from U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Refuges, USFWS Division of Migratory Bird Management, and several Joint Ventures. The research team will provide substantial support in the overall framework for the monitoring program, logistical arrangements with field staff, and review of the details of the monitoring plan. Travel funds will be provided to support visits with study team members and other cooperators, and to attend regional training workshops. Qualifications Minimum: Master's degree plus 1-3 years of research assistant experience is required. Preferred: 1) Ph.D. in quantitative ecology, biostatistics, or other relevant field, preferably within the last 5 years; 2) Expertise in monitoring design for ecological problems and database management; 3) Knowledge of waterbird ecology, statistical analysis, and adaptive management; and 4) Excellent verbal and written communication skills to facilitate a collaborative research environment and dissemination of results in public forums and scientific outlets. The salary range is approximately $50-70k (includes 15% fringe benefits with the potential for a 5% annual increase) depending on qualifications. 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 If interested, please submit an online application for job announcement #61971 at https://jobs.ncsu.edu/. Posted; 9/12/11.

Genomic Ecology of Global Change: The Institute for Genomic Biology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign offers a number of fellowships for truly exceptional young scholars who have completed their Ph.D. within the last several years, and are looking for a stimulating and supportive interdisciplinary environment to carry out independent and collaborative research in the field of genomic biology. IGB Fellows will spend up to three years conducting research in one of several research themes in the Institute, and ideally this research will also overlap with two or more of these thematic areas. Visit www.igb.uiuc.edu/content/fellows-application for more information about the Institute, the research themes and the application procedures. The closing date for all positions is December 15, 2011. Fellows will be announced on or about January 15, 2012. The Genomic Ecology of Global Change Theme Fellow will be involved in a cross-disciplinary project investigating how changes in networks of genes affect plant and ecosystem function when challenged by elements of global change, including greater carbon dioxide, ozone, drought, temperature, disease and herbivory. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in plant biology and a record of expertise in molecular biology, genomic ecology, physiology or modeling of gene networks or ecosystem function. The ability to work creatively and productively in a highly interdisciplinary and collaborative environment is essential. (Don Ort, Theme Leader). Posted: 11/28/11.

Environmental Genomics: The University of Notre Dame Environmental Change Initiative (ND-ECI) is seeking three Postdoctoral Fellows (PDF) to work in the area of environmental genomics. The ND-ECI is a recent addition to a series of targeted investments to grow excellence in environmental science, genomics, and bioinformatics at the University of Notre Dame. Researchers in the ND-ECI will find a rich environment for collaboration through the Eck Institute for Global Health, the Interdisciplinary Center for Network Science and Applications, and state-of-the-art equipment in the Genomics and Bioinformatics Core Facility. Successful applicants will be integral members of a dynamic multidisciplinary team, including faculty, research staff, and graduate students, exploring genetic and genomic aspects of environmental change. There will be abundant opportunities for collaboration, granstmanship, mentoring of graduate students, and professional development. (1) We seek one PDF to work with a team of biologists and computer scientists to forge links between microbial ecophysiological traits, genome content, and the role of microbial communities in ecosystem function and global change scenarios. Applicants should have earned or will soon earn a Ph.D. in some area of biology or bioinformatics and possess experience in aquatic or soil microbial ecology and/or microbial genomics. A successful applicant would work closely with Drs. Stuart Jones, Michael Pfrender, and Scott Emrich. (2) We seek a second PDF with expertise in conservation genetics and molecular ecology to collaborate with faculty and graduate students on the early detection of aquatic invasive species using environmental DNA. Qualified candidates should have completed their Ph.D. by January 2012 and have a well-documented publication record. The ideal candidate would have experience in marker design, qPCR, and sample preparation for high-throughput sequencing. Experience with aquatic systems is preferred but not required. A successful applicant will be a member of the David M. Lodge Lab. (3) We seek a third PDF in the area of environmental genomics to examine the relationship between gene function and adaptation in changing environments. Applicants that have earned or will soon earn a Ph.D. in biology or bioinformatics and possess experience in genomics, population genetics, metagenetics, computational biology or related fields are encouraged to apply. Knowledge of statistics, in particular high-throughput sequence and microarray data analysis, is also highly desired. A successful applicant will be a member of the Michael Pfrender Lab. Applicants should send one single pdf with a cover letter explaining how their research experience and trajectory could contribute to ND-ECI and a CV, plus the names of at least three references, to the Environmental Change Initiative at eci@nd.edu. Please put “Environmental Genomics Application” in the subject line. Posted: 10/21/11.

Rhizosphere Microbial Ecology/Microbiomics: Post-doctoral Research Associate position is available at Virginia Polytechnic and State University. The post-doc will study the microbial community associated with the plant root-zone using genomic, transcriptomic, and proteomic tools. PhD’s with expertise in microbial molecular methods (e.g. PCR, stable isotope probing, pyrosequencing, cloning, metagenomics) and analysis are strongly encouraged to apply. Possibilities exist for training at Virginia Tech and other locations. Salaries and research support are competitive. The 1-year project will come with up to two years of additional support upon satisfactory completion of 1 year of research. Salary will range from $36-46k/year (plus benefits) depending upon the experience and qualifications of the researcher. Applications received by May 1, 2012 will be guaranteed full consideration, with a starting date in Summer or Spring 2012. The position is open to candidates with a background in plant molecular sciences, microbiology, ecology, agronomy, soil science, horticulture or experience in a related field. Virginia Tech is located in Blacksburg, VA (non-student population 50,000), a beautiful and growing progressive city nestled in the Blue Ridge mountains. Send a copy of C.V. and a one-page summary of interests to Dr. Mark Williams (markwill@vt.edu). C.V. should include contact information for 3 research related references. Posted: 3/27/12.

Soil Microbial Ecology: The newly-formed Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment at the University of Western Sydney conducts fundamental and applied research in a range of areas that include soil microbiology, plant-soil interactions, genomics and bioinformatics, plant physiology, climate change biology and plant-environment interactions. The Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Microbial Ecology is available for an active, dynamic individual, with expertise in molecular microbial ecology and plant-microbe interactions research. The candidate will conduct research in the role of soil-plant-microbe interactions in linking above- and below-ground processes within rehabilitated ecosystems to understand the interactions between soil microbes, biochar amendment and soil fertility. The work will involve experimentation in rehabilitation field trials in Western Australia, as well as performing a series of laboratory-based microcosm experiments. The successful candidate will, therefore, be required to possess both molecular microbial ecology skills, as well as skills in establishing laboratory microcosms with plants and symbiotic fungi. The position is funded by an Australian Research Council Linkage Project and is available for 2 years, with the possibility of extension thereafter, pending funding availability. Inquiries: Professor Ian Anderson (02 4570 1993; i.anderson@uws.edu.au). Closing Date: 2 July, 2012. How to Apply: Please visit the UWS website, Ref. 505/12, for full details on this position and how to apply. Posted: 6/21/12.

Agronomy - Soil Microbial Ecology: One of the most critical challenges faced by human society is producing more and healthier food at competitive prices while minimizing the ecological footprint. The Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre (SSMIC) in collaboration with the Plant and Soil Ecology Lab within the Biology Department at Algoma University is seeking an outstanding postdoctoral research associate with a strong interdisciplinary background in Soil Science, Agronomy, Soil Microbial Ecology and Ecological Statistics. This individual will carry out a research project on the potential of soil biota feedbacks with crops to improve crop management and value under northern Ontario conditions. In addition to carrying out primary research, the successful candidate is expected to actively contribute toward the advancement of crop research through SSMIC’s Rural Agri-Innovation Network (RAIN). The successful candidate will work closely with Professor Pedro M. Antunes (Principal Investigator) in the new Biosciences and Technology Convergence Centre on the campus of Algoma University. Candidates should be highly motivated, independent and have excellent interpersonal skills. A strong publication record in high impact journals is essential. The position is primarily funded through the Canadian Agricultural Adaptation Program. Funding is available for a 17 month period, from June 1st 2012 to October 31st 2013, including salary ($60k per year including benefits) for a total cost of the project of $128,750. The Postdoc is expected to: • Carry out primary research; • Support and build capacity within the RAIN organization and among related stakeholders for research of benefit to producers and the private sector; • Identify research priorities and work with stakeholders to secure project funding; • Work within the network organization to analyze research and project opportunities and develop user recommendations; • Carry out stakeholder and community education and knowledge transfer; • Prepare manuscripts and presentations on project activities and outcomes. Interested candidates should submit a CV, cover letter, and the contact information for two (2) recommendations before May 22nd, 2012 to: Dr. Pedro M. Antunes: pedro.antunes@algomau.ca OR Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre, 1520 Queen Street East, Suite BT 200, Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 2G4. Posted: 5/10/12.

Soil Microbial Ecology and Metagenomics Applications: Two positions are available at Los Alamos National Laboratory (starting within the next 2-6 months) for highly motivated postdoctoral researchers in a microbial ecology and metagenomics research program focused on soil microbial carbon cycling and climate change response. Positions are for two years with an option for a third year. The program includes a field research component where multiple metagenomic and transcriptomic strategies are used to examine the effects of climate change drivers on soil fungal and bacterial communities in different terrestrial ecosystems. Near term projects focus on the roles of soil fungal communities in temperate forests exposed to elevated carbon dioxide and/or nitrogen deposition, and on arid land ecosystems exposed to elevated carbon dioxide, warming, and/or altered precipitation. Parallel model system studies are being conducted to identify active populations and mechanisms controlling soil carbon storage and cycling. Successful candidates will work closely with a team of Ph.D. staff scientists, postdoctoral researchers, technicians, external collaborators, and members of the DOE Joint Genome Institute. Requirements for application are a recent (within past 5 yrs) Ph.D. in microbiology, biochemistry or related field, with research experience in microbial ecology, a demonstrated publication record, and excellent communication and writing skills. Bioinformatics and metagenome data analysis skills are desirable. More information about the postdoctoral research program at LANL. Outstanding candidates may be considered for a Director's Fellowship, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Richard P. Feynman, or Frederick Reines Fellowships. Please see Special Postdoctoral Fellowships for further details. Interested candidates should please e-mail a curriculum vitae and names of references to Cheryl Kuske (kuske@lanl.gov). Posted: 2/13/12.

Microbiologist: The USDA, Agricultural Research Service, Coastal Plains Soil, Water, and Plant Research Center in Florence, South Carolina, is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate, (Research Microbiologist) for a two year appointment. Ph.D. is required. Salary is $57-74k per annum plus benefits. Citizenship restrictions apply. The incumbent will conduct research directed at analyzing the bacterial and fungal communities involved in soil and water management systems, including livestock and cropping systems. Skill in the areas of microbial genomics and microbial ecology, as well as the use of quantitative PCR and high-throughput DNA sequencing methods is desirable. Refer to: http://www.afm.ars.usda.gov/hrd/jobs/postdocs/pd962.html for further information on Postdoctoral Research Associate Jobs, for complete application instructions, and the full text announcement (RA-12-021-H). Send application materials and reference to Dr. Thomas F. Ducey, USDA/ARS, 2611 West Lucas Street, Florence, SC 29501 or e-mail (Thomas.Ducey@ars.usda.gov). Posted: 2/24/12.

Deep Subsurface Microbiology: The Deep Life Directorate of the Deep Carbon Observatory (sponsored by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation) will investigate the microbiology of the rock-hosted subsurface biosphere. Microbial communities contained within rock-hosted subsurface environments may be important conduits for the exchange of carbon and energy between the deep Earth and the biosphere- yet surprisingly little is known of their extent, their identities, or their activities. The research specifically addresses microbial carbon transformations in environments influenced by high hydrogen fluxes and abiogenic production of organic molecules. The research team consists of 17 scientists from 7 countries and contains both field and laboratory components. The Directorate seeks candidates for multiple Postdoctoral positions to work within this cooperative framework. High Pressure Microbiology: Recently, unique environments deep beneath the continents and oceans have been sampled and we invite applications for a postdoctoral position to develop experimental approaches that will provide novel piezophilic cultivars whose activities can be investigated under in situ pressure-temperature conditions. This is a joint project between Isabelle Daniel’s Lab at the Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 (France) and Doug Bartlett’s lab at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, San Diego, CA (USA). Candidates should be highly motivated by research on the subsurface biosphere and have experience with experimental microbiology and/or spectroscopy under high pressure conditions. Contact: Prof. Isabelle Daniel (isabelle.daniel@univ-lyon1.fr). Molecular Geomicrobiology: We invite applications for a postdoctoral position that will link stable isotope based approaches with metagenomic and transcriptomic studies of microbial metabolism of specific carbon compounds. The postdoc will be based in Matt Schrenk’s lab at East Carolina University (North Carolina, USA) with collaborators at the Marine Biological Laboratory (J. Huber). The postdoc will participate in analysis of samples from the high pH Coast Range Ophiolite serpentinite ecosystem and the Mid Cayman Rise deep-sea hydrothermal system. Applicants should have experience with microbial cultivation, molecular biology, and stable isotope analysis. Contact: Matt Schrenk (schrenkm@ecu.edu). Hydrothermal Vent Microbiology: We invite applications for a postdoctoral position in hydrothermal vent microbiology in Julie Huber’s lab at the Marine Biological Laboratory (Woods Hole, MA). The postdoc will participate in analysis of samples from the Mid Cayman Spreading Center, Earth’s deepest mid-ocean ridge, with an emphasis on using next generation sequencing tools to determine microbial community structure and functional repertoire at the site. These data will serve as a vital input for models of energy flow through deep-sea hydrothermal systems and help to constrain the pathways and controlling factors for microbially-mediated carbon cycling in subsurface ecosystems fueled by water-rock reactions. The successful applicant must hold a Ph.D. in microbiology, oceanography, or a related field and possess experience with metagenomic datasets, bioinformatics, and molecular biology. Contact: Julie Huber (jhuber@mbl.edu). Deep Subsurface Microbial Biogeography and Evolutionary Processes: We invite applications for two postdoctoral positions focusing on the application of single cell genomic analyses to subsurface communities sampled from deep boreholes and mine sites located in Finland, Canada and South Africa. The postdoctoral research associates will be based at the University of the Free State (Bloemfontein, South Africa) and Princeton University (Princeton, NJ, USA) and also spend time working at the Single Cell Genomics Center at the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences (Maine, USA). This 2 year research project will involve collection, single cell screening, genome sequencing and bioinformatic comparisons of communities from continental subsurface biospheres. A successful applicant must hold a Ph.D. in microbiology or a related field and have experience in assembly, annotation, and bioinformatics analyses of genomes. Contact: T.C. Onstott (tullis@princeton.edu). For any of the positions please submit three items to the appropriate contact listed above: (i) a cover letter describing your research goals and your specific motivation to join the project, (ii) a CV, and (iii) contact information for three references, including your Ph.D. supervisor. Applications should be received by March 1, 2012, but will be considered on an ongoing basis. Posted: 1/6/12.

Aquatic Microbe Ecologist: – Visiting Scientist. The National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) is a $430 million dollar observatory project dedicated to understanding how changes in climate, land use and invasive species impact ecology. The Aquatic Microbe Ecologist will design and document the freshwater microbial components of the NEON Observatory including detailed sampling designs and analytical protocols for freshwater microbial measurements in streams/rivers and lakes; refining measurements; documenting procedures and protocols for field data collection, and analytical laboratory processing; lab contract technical input. This is a 6-month position. Work can be done remotely. Apply to: www.neoninc.org. Posted: 11/14/11.

Microbial Ecology and Evolution: Institute of Ecology & Evolution, University of Oregon. Jessica Green and Brendan Bohannan are currently seeking a bioinformatics postdoctoral researcher to explore fundamental questions in microbial ecology and evolution. Applicants should have a PhD with extensive training using bioinformatics to understand the ecology and/or evolution of complex biological communities, and strong writing skills. The ideal candidate will have experience developing and applying quantitative community and population ecological methods to the analysis of environmental sequence data and next-generation sequence data. The successful candidate will play a key role in the Biology and Built Environment (BioBE) Center, funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The BioBE Center is training a new generation of innovators to study the built environment microbiome - the diversity of indoor microbial life, their genetic elements and their interactions. The vision of this national research center is to understand buildings as complex ecosystems and to explore how architectural design mediates urban microbial ecology and evolution. For a description of partner projects see http://www.microbe.net/. The position is available for 1 year with the possibility for renewal depending on performance. The start date is flexible. Please email questions regarding the position to Jessica Green (jlgreen@uoregon.edu). To apply: A complete application will consist of the following materials: * A brief cover letter explaining your background and career interests * CV (including publications), * Names and contact information for three references. Submit materials to ceebjobs@uoregon.edu. Subject: Posting #11377 To be assured full consideration, applications must be received by October 26, 2011, but position will remain open until filled. http://hr.uoregon.edu/jobs/. Posted: 9/26/11.

Microbial Ecologist and Microbial Genetic Bioinformaticist: Two positions at FSU with the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON). See Microbial Ecologist or Microbial Genetic Bioinformaticist for details and to apply. Posted: 8/16/11.

Environmental Microbiology: A postdoctoral position in Environmental Microbiology is available at the University of Haifa, Oranim, Tivon, Israel in the group of Dr. Malka Halpern. The overall objective of the project is to advance current knowledge on the ecology and virulence factors of Legionella spp. populations in freshwater systems. The project is financially supported by the DFG (German Research Association) and is a trilateral cooperation between German, Israeli, and Palestinian scientists. Postdoctoral fellows and recent PhD students with skills in molecular biology and biochemistry are encouraged to apply. Applicants should respond by mail with curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, copies of two representative publications/manuscripts, and a list of three individuals who can serve as referees before 10 November, 2011 to: Dr. Malka Halpern (mhalpern@research.haifa.ac.il). Posted: 10/12/11.

Microbial Ecology/Environmental Microbiology: The U.S. Geological Survey National Research Program seeks candidates for a full-time permanent research position in microbial ecology at the GS-11, GS-12 or GS-13 grades in Reston, Virginia. This is an interdisciplinary position and may be filled under any of several job series: Geologist / Microbiologist / Microbial Ecologist / Soil Scientist. Grade and salary (in the range of $60,000 to $100,000) will be based on education and experience. Prior to starting employment with the USGS, a successful applicant will have demonstrated educational and research accomplishments, through the obtainment of a Ph.D or equivalent doctoral degree, or through equivalent experience and knowledge, in a field related to microbial ecology or environmental microbiology. Environments of interest include surface water, ground water and soils, in disturbed and pristine terrains. The selected individual will formulate and execute laboratory and field studies in order to determine the identity and characteristics of microorganisms involved in microbial transformations, and to measure reaction rates and pathways of microbial processes in these environments. By characterizing the microbial diversity and functional capability of microbial communities, the ultimate goal of the research is to establish an understanding of microbial processes that impact water quality, ecological habitats, and other natural resources. A full range of observational and experimental techniques in both the laboratory and the field is applied to the research problems. Tools and techniques used include molecular methods, such as qPCR and DNA fingerprinting, microarray technology, and stable isotope probing techniques. The on-line vacancy announcement contains additional information regarding these and other qualifications requirements. The opening date of this vacancy announcement is October 16, 2011. Applications (resumes and questionnaire responses) must be received online BEFORE midnight Eastern Time December 1, 2011. For further information, please contact: Edward Landa, 703-648-5898, erlanda@usgs.gov, Harry Jenter, 703-648-5916, hjenter@usgs.gov, or Pierre Glynn, 703-648-5823, pglynn@usgs.gov in the Branch of Regional Research, or Aleecia Leyba, 303-236-9573, aleyba@usgs.gov, Human Resources Specialist. View the full job description at USAjobs, and note the two different Vacancy Announcement numbers: ATL-2011-0745 - DEU (Open to all US Citizens), and ATL-2011-0744 - Merit Promotion (for current or former Federal employees with competitive status or who are eligible under a special appointing authority such as VRA, Severely Physically Disabled, Returning Peace Corp Volunteers and VEOA eligibles.) Posted: 10/18/11.

Microbial Community Ecology: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN. The selected candidate(s) will join an international team of investigators focused on understanding microbial community responses to various anthropogenically induced changes (climate, contaminants, land use, etc) in multiple terrestrial systems. The available project positions focus on 1) Understanding community structure and function of microbes associated with Populus sp. as driven by host genotypic and environmental factors [more at: Plant-Microbe Interfaces] 2) and the microbiology and biogeochemistry of low pH groundwater systems contaminated with metals and radionuclides [more at: Integrated Field-scale Subsurface Research Challenge]. Research is facilitated by a full range of state-of-the-art equipment/facilities for aerobic and anaerobic microbiology, molecular biology, and genomics tools including Roche-454 and Illumina HiSeq next generation sequencing platforms, in a professional environment with excellent technical and bioinformatic support. Qualifications: Ph.D. degree in microbiology, ecology, molecular biology, or related fields. Demonstrated expertise in both modern molecular ecology methods such as quantitative PCR, sequence analysis, and field and laboratory biogeochemical process level measurement techniques are required. Previous experience working in field sampling and analysis methods is also desired. Applicants cannot have received the most recent degree more than five years prior to the date of application and must complete all degree requirements before starting their appointment. How to Apply: Qualified applicants must apply online, Reference Code ORNL11-103-BSD. All applicants will need to register before they can begin the online application. Application instructions. Specific questions about project details should be addressed to Dr. Christopher Schadt (schadtc@ornl.gov). Posted: 8/5/11.

Biogeochemistry and Microbial Ecology: Queens College, The City University of New York The Bird terrestrial biogeochemistry lab is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to work on a NSF-funded project in terrestrial biogeochemistry and microbial ecology. The 5-yr project will investigate the fundamental biological, chemical and physical controls on black carbon (BC) degradation and transport processes in a northern forest soil. This research will link the charring temperature of BC materials to their chemical and physical structures and their resulting decay rates, the activity of the main degraders, enzyme activities, transport dynamics, and its stabilization mechanisms in soil. In addition, the postdoc would complete soil analysis for a second, recently completed field study funded by DOE, which is examining the fate of aboveground versus belowground plant C and N inputs to a temperate forest soil. We seek a highly motivated PhD with demonstrated ability to carry out research in terrestrial biogeochemistry and microbial ecology. The successful candidate will be responsible for 1) quantifying soil microbial utilization of BC, 2) determining enzyme activities and dynamics of BC biomarkers, 3) tracking the movement of BC into soil organic matter fractions, and 4) assisting with field activities. The postdoc will also have the opportunity to develop new, complementary projects. Field work will take place at The University of Michigan Biological Station in Pellston, MI, and the postdoc will be expected to lead field sampling trips at the site along with a second postdoc working with co-PI Knute Nadelhoffer (University of Michigan) and graduate students. Applicants should have a PhD in biogeochemistry, soil microbiology, chemistry, or a related field. Demonstrated experience in stable isotope biogeochemistry and undertaking field experiments will be preferred. The position requires an independent, organized, creative individual who is personable and enthusiastic about working in a collaborative group environment. The postdoc should be comfortable training and mentoring graduate and undergraduate students related to the projects. Interested candidates should send a single pdf file containing the following to Dr. Jeff Bird at jbird@qc.cuny.edu: (i) A cover letter indicating interest in the project, (ii) a curriculum vitae, (iii) a list of three references including names, email addresses, and telephone numbers, and (iv) two representative publications. Applications will be reviewed beginning March 15, 2012 and will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found. The position will be for one year, renewable up to two years based on performance. Start date for the position is June/early summer 2012. Posted: 2/14/12.

Microbial Ecology and Biogeochemistry of Tropical Forests: University of Texas at Austin. The Hawkes lab is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to work on a NSF-funded project in tropical soil microbial ecology. The goal of the project is to understand belowground drivers of aboveground nutrient cycling and productivity in highly productive tropical forests. We are looking for a highly motivated PhD with the demonstrated ability to carry out outstanding research in microbial ecology. The work will include characterization of soil microbial communities and their activities, with a focus on fungi. The successful candidate must have experience in molecular approaches to microbial community characterization (including 454 pyrosequencing and qPCR) and related skills in bioinformatics and phylogenetics. The postdoc will also be responsible for quantifying soil enzyme activity and fungal abundance, for which training can be provided if necessary. Training will also be available in biogeochemical approaches, depending on interest.The postdocwill have the opportunityto develop new, complementary projects and to participate in other related ongoing and new projects. Field work will take place at La Selva Biological Station in Costa Rica, and the postdoc will be expected to lead field sampling trips to the site with Dr. Ann Russell (Iowa State University). Applicants should have a PhD in ecology, microbiology, chemistry, or a related field and demonstrated experience in molecular microbial ecology. The position requires an independent, organized, creative individual who ispersonable and enthusiastic about working in a collaborative group environment.The postdoc should be comfortable training and mentoring undergraduates and graduate students in methods related to the project. Interested candidates should send a single pdf file containing the following to Dr. Christine Hawkes (chawkes@mail.utexas.edu): -cover letter indicating interest in the project -curriculum vitae -list of three references including names, email addresses, and telephone numbers -two representative publications. Applications will be reviewed beginning July 20, 2011 and will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found. The position will be for one year, renewable up to three years based on performance. Posted: 7/12/11.

Flora Ecologist: The Centre for Mined Land Rehabilitation at the University of Queensland, Australia seeks a post-doctoral or research fellow to investigate the habitat, climate and floristic interactions of temperate treeless palustrine swamps in South Eastern Australia, in particular anthropogenic threats and classification systems. Applicants should possess a PhD in ecology, environmental science, botany or related fields, as well as have the ability to work with GIS data and conduct spatially based statistical analyses. Candidates who have competence with ArcGIS and eCognition will be preferred. The total remuneration package in the range of $82,692-88,766 p.a. for Research Academic Level A and $93,438-110,957 p.a. for Research Academic Level B. See the full job ad for more details and to apply for the position. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses. Position closes March 4, 2012. Posted: 2/23/12.

Forest Ecologist: USFS Rocky Mountain Research Station, Ogden, UT. A Post-doctoral forest ecologist is sought to contribute to a national-scale assessment of carbon stored in the National Forest System. Research is needed on the landscape-level impact of specific disturbance processes (harvest, fire, insects) on forest carbon storage. Experience with forest growth models such as the Forest Vegetation Simulator (FVS) and/or other applied ecological tools is preferred. There will be ample opportunity to conduct and publish ecological research, and demonstrated ability to communicate in writing is essential. The successful candidate will become a Forest Service employee and must be a US citizen. An awarded PhD in a relevant field is required. Experience in GIS and/or remote sensing would be helpful but is not required. The position’s initial term, beginning as soon as possible, is 2 years with a possibility of extension. Please send a CV and list of 3 references to Dr. Sean Healey (seanhealey@fs.fed.us). Review of applications will begin approximately June 20th. Posted: 5/23/12.

Forest Ecology Lecturer: The School of Agricultural, Forest, and Environmental Sciences at Clemson University is seeking to fill a full-time, 9-month, non-tenure track Lecturer position, with the possibility of summer salary for teaching summer courses. The primary responsibility of this position is to teach classes for the degree program in Forest Resources Management. Other responsibilities may include: advising undergraduate students, serving as a general mentor for students, and performing other assigned tasks in support of teaching programs in the School. The person selected will report directly to the Director of the School. This position is a year to year appointment that is 100% teaching. The applicant should have a Ph.D degree (at a minimum must be ABD) in Forestry. The successful candidate must have excellent working knowledge of forest ecology and plant identification, and the ability to teach effectively. Specific course responsibilities include: • Fall Semester: Dendrology (FOR 205), Forest Landscape Ecosystems (FOR 805) • Spring Semester: Forest Ecology (FOR 206) • Both Semesters: Natural Resources Seminar (FNR 499), Creative Inquiry (FNR 490) • Summer (possible): Forest Communities (FOR 251), Forest Operations (FOR 252). The successful candidate must: • be able to work independently, • have excellent oral and written communication skills, and • be proficient in the use of computers (presentation software such as PowerPoint, word processing, spreadsheet, etc.). • Documented experience in teaching undergraduate students is desired. The application package will include the following: a letter of interest, curriculum vita, academic transcripts, and names and addresses of four professional references. In addition, the search committee requires each applicant to include a 1 to 2 page paper that defines the applicant’s professional goals and teaching philosophy. Send to: Dr. Tamara Cushing, Search Committee Chair, School of Agricultural, Forest, and Environmental Sciences, Clemson University, 261 Lehotsky Hall, Clemson, SC 29634. Phone: (864) 656-0878, Fax: (864) 656-0334, tcushin@clemson.edu. The initial deadline for application materials is June 1, 2012. Posted: 5/18/12.

Tropical Forest Successional Vegetation Dynamics: A postdoctoral position is available to work with an international team of tropical plant ecologists on a comparative study of long-term vegetation dynamics during secondary succession in tropical forest areas of Mexico, Costa Rica, Bolivia, and Brazil. Project investigators work in NE Costa Rica (Robin Chazdon, Bryan Finegan), Chiapas, México (Miguel Martínez-Ramos, Frans Bongers), Manaus, Brazil (Rita Mesquita, Bruce Williamson), Oaxaca, Mexico (Jorge Meave), and Bolivia (Lourens Poorter). The postdoctoral associate will be supervised by principal investigator Robin Chazdon, but will work closely with all project investigators and graduate students. The major duties of the postdoctoral associate are to: 1) coordinate data analysis, writing of manuscripts, and timely publication of joint research by all project participants 2) develop new line of research in collaboration with project investigators using data from multiple study areas 3) collaborate with project investigators on comparative studies 4) update and standardize vegetation dynamics databases from each study area 5) work with project investigators to assemble a database on functional traits and demographic responses for species in the study areas 6) update the project website (http://www.neoselvas.org), including posting updated databases, metadata, and project results. Requirements: A Ph.D. degree in ecology, forestry, or related field, research experience and publication record in tropical forest ecology, proficiency in Spanish or Portuguese. Experience with data analysis using R and database management is strongly encouraged. Travel to study areas in Latin America will be required. The postdoctoral position is guaranteed funding for two years through an NSF grant to the University of Connecticut. Start date is flexible, but preferably before 1 January 2013. Review of applications will begin on May 31, 2012. Application materials: Detailed CV, reprints of publications, statement of research interest and goals (1-2 pages), and names and contact information for 3 references. Send to: Robin L. Chazdon (chazdon@uconn.edu), Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Unit 3043, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269-3043. Phone: 860-486-4057, Fax: 860-486-6364. Posted: 3/6/12.

Tropical Plant Ecology & Diversity: The Biodiversity, Macroecology & Conservation Biogeography Group at the Georg-August-University Gottingen is offering a Postdoc position in the Scientific Project of the CRC 990: B06 / Taxonomic, phylogenetic, functional, and biogeographical diversity of vascular plants in rainforest transformation systems on Sumatra (Indonesia). The position will be limited for 3 years and should be filled as soon as possible. Salary: Pay grade 100 % TVL 13 of German state regulated public service salary scale. The project will investigate local to landscape-level changes in plant diversity and community composition across four different land use systems (rainforest, jungle rubber, rubber and oil palm plantations) in the lowlands of Sumatra (Indonesia). The postdoctoral researcher will be responsible for establishing jointly investigated plots, organizing and conducting the collection of occurrence and abundance data as well as select plant traits, species identification and the integration of morphological identifications and DNA barcoding data (collected by other groups in the CRC). The project includes extensive field work in Sumatra and analytical work in Germany. In collaboration with other projects of the CRC, this project aims at providing a scientific basis to assess ecological and socioeconomic changes associated with the transformation of lowland rainforest. Your profile. PhD degree in biology, ecology, or a related field. research focus on the ecology and diversity of tropical plant communities. experience in determination of plant species; knowledge of the SE Asian flora is a plus. strong quantitative skills and advanced knowledge of statistical packages such as R. compelling publication record. strong communicative skills and willingness to collaborate with other researchers of the CRC and local partners. proficiency in English; basic knowledge of Bahasa Indonesia is a plus. working experience in the tropics, ability to work in the tropics and under field conditions. Please send your application electronically as a single pdf containing the usual documents by January 06, 2012 to hkreft@uni-goettingen.de. If you have any questions about the position, please contact Mr. Holger Kreft (phone: +49-551-3910727, e-mail: hkreft@uni-goettingen.de). Posted: 12/13/11.

Tropical Cloud Forest Ecology: A three-year Post-doctoral Associate position is available in the Department of Biology at the University of Utah, in Salt Lake City, in the lab of Dr. Nalini Nadkarni. As part of an ongoing and long-term study (27 years) of forest canopy ecology, the Post-doc will work closely with Dr. Nadkarni to: 1) design and implement a field study - observational, experimental, and/or modelling - on the ecological roles of canopy biota in tropical cloud forest ecosystem ecology; 2) co-author a series of review papers on aspects of tropical montane forest ecology, and; 3) develop research dissemination and outreach materials for public audiences, including visitors to regional canopy zipline facilities, Monteverde Reserve Visitor Center, and/or local K-12 schools. Both of these tasks will draw upon over 25 years of research in the Monteverde landscape on topics that include forest dynamics, epiphyte biology, bird/plant interactions, canopy invertebrates, effects of climate change on canopy organisms, and canopy and forest floor soils. This work has been supported by the National Science Foundation (Ecology, Ecosystems, Long-term Studies, International, Informal Science Education Programs), the Mellon Foundation (Plant Sciences), the Whitehall Foundation, and the National Geographic Society (Committee for Research and Exploration). Field and research resources available include: In Monteverde: * Research plots in which trees have been tagged, identified to species, and mapped (4 ha of primary forest; 1 ha of secondary forest; 6 ha of pasture with relict trees); * Over 60 papers and one scholarly book (The Ecology and Conservation of a Tropical Montane Forest, Oxford University Press, 2000) published on Monteverde forest ecology * Excellent field lab 1 km from study site, with electricity, Internet, and drying ovens, dissecting scopes, and support from Monteverde Reserve field staff; * Datasets over 25+ yr on climate, soils, forest and epiphyte composition and dynamics, nutrient pools and fluxes (N, P, K, Ca, Mg, Al) * Excellent relations with local and regional organizations and individuals. At the University of Utah: * Access to large, newly renovated lab space with nutrient and general lab analysis; * Support to attend 1-2 professional meetings/yr * Excellent data analysis and computer support * Opportunities to carry out broader impacts and dissemination to public audiences, facilitated by the Center for Science and Math Education * Interactions with vibrant Biology Department faculty, including an active tropical biology research group * Generous leave and benefits package . The candidate must be able to: * live and work in Monteverde for extended periods of time (2-5 months/yr); * manage, coordinate, and mentor local field assistants and undergraduate and graduate students; * foster positive informal interactions with Monteverde community members; * be conversant in Spanish (fluency preferable); * write peer-reviewed proposals and papers independently and in collaboration with the senior ecologist; * carry out the design, implementation, and communication of high-quality original and synthetic work * present research to scientific audiences, and help engage undergraduates, graduate students, and scientific colleagues * enthusiastically carry out broader impacts by disseminating research to traditional and non-traditional public audiences * show leadership in communicating with and guiding the forest canopy and the tropical montane forest research communities. Position is funded for up to three years. Start date is flexible anytime after November 1, 2011. Post-doc is expected to co-write a grant proposal for the NSF LTREB program for the January 2012 deadline in partial support of this work. Please contact: Nalini M. Nadkarni, Ph.D. Member of the Faculty President, International Canopy Network, The Evergreen State College, 2700 Evergreen Parkway NW, Lab II, Olympia, Washington 98505. (360) 867-6621, nadkarnn@evergreen.edu. Posted: 8/25/11.

African Savanna Ecology: Applications are being accepted for a postdoctoral position in African savanna tree community dynamics, with a target start date of 01 February 2011 (start date flexible). The position will initially be for one year, with a second year contingent upon performance. The successful applicant will take a leading role in an NSF-funded project led by T. Michael Anderson, from Wake Forest University, and Ricardo Holdo, from the University of Missouri, aimed at elucidating the factors that limit tree recruitment across a savanna soil moisture gradient. The project will be conducted in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, and the successful candidate will use our facilities there as a base of operations for the majority of their time on the project. In addition to training as a savanna plant ecologist, other desirable skills include strong quantitative expertise or a willingness to acquire them and GIS. Knowledge of Swahili is a plus. Due to the logistical difficulties of managing a project in a remote field location in east Africa, candidates with prior experience working under similar conditions in a foreign country will be highly favored. Salary is $40k per yr with a competitive benefits package. Interested applicants should submit a 1-2 page cover letter describing their prior research experience and suitability for the project and a curriculum vita (including contact information for three references) as a single pdf file to: andersonlabwfu@gmail.com. Posted: 12/2/11.

California Oak Ecology: The Bird Population Studies Program at the Lab of Ornithology is seeking a Postdoctoral Associate. Duties include: Join in a long-term study of the proximate factors affecting reproduction in California oaks. Work with the PI and collaborators to test alternative hypotheses for highly variable and spatially synchronized seed production (mast-fruiting or masting behavior), focusing in particular on the valley oak (Quercus lobata). Set up and maintain pollen traps from early February to late April each year. Perform weekly phenology surveys at three sites (Hastings Reservation, Jasper Ridge, and Sedgwick Reserve) in central coastal California. Follow flower development in a series of marked trees at Hastings Reservation in Monterey County, California. Quantify pollen collected from traps during the spring. Assist with the quantification of the acorn crop at 18 sites in California each September. Assist in developing questions, analyzing data, and writing up results to better fulfill the goal of understanding the proximate factors affecting variable reproduction in California oaks. We are particularly interested in hiring a candidate who will not only conduct the requisite fieldwork but who will contribute intellectually to the project's further development and success. Position will be based at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, but will involve fieldwork for 4 months per year in central coastal California. One year term appointment with possibility of renewal based upon performance and availability of funding. Person selected must be able to start by February 1, 2012. Required Qualifications: PhD in plant ecology, behavioral ecology, or related discipline. Demonstrated ability to conduct a field-based project focusing on plant ecology essential. Ability and willingness to drive among field sites and live for 4 months a year at a field station (Hastings Reservation near Monterey, California) essential. Preferred Qualifications: Proficiency in spoken and written English. Interest in the evolution and ecological consequences of masting behavior desirable along with knowledge of the reproductive biology of oaks. Application Procedure: •Please send a single pdf file containing a letter of application outlining qualifications and experience for the position, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact details for three references. •Email to set2@cornell.edu or in hard copy to Susan Taggart, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, 159 Sapsucker Woods Road, 283A Johnson Center for Birds & Biodiversity, Ithaca, NY 14850. •Inquiries about position specifics can be directed to Walter Koenig, Senior Scientist (wdk4@cornell.edu). Posted: 9/23/11.

Forest Canopy Biometeorology: One NSF funded Post-Doctoral fellowship. Successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary team of researchers examining the feedbacks between a forest canopy in motion and coherent eddies. Analysis will focus on data from an unprecedented field experiment monitoring of the wind and sway motion of a large array of trees. Crucial to biosphere/atmosphere interactions, a motivated individual has the opportunity to contribute to a fundamental understanding to this least understood layer of the atmosphere. Interested persons should contact Dr. Mark Rudnicki, University of Connecticut, mark.rudnicki@uconn.edu. Along with a letter which highlights your interest and experience, please send your C.V. and contact information for three references. Posted: 9/19/11.

Fire Ecologist/Remote Sensing: The School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science at Michigan Technological University is seeking a postdoctoral scientist to help support a recently funded NASA project focused on understating fire and related CO2 emissions in peatland ecosystems. The project is focused on exploring the utility of diverse remote sensing systems (e.g., SAR and AVIRIS) for assessing the vulnerability of northern peatland ecosystems to severe burning, and employing thermal remote sensing (Fire Radiative Energy) to characterize and predict biomass consumption and emissions from peatland fires. Ability to work with diverse remote sensing systems is desired, including thermal data, SAR and airborne hyperspectral data. Experience in field data collection is also desired. There will be ample opportunity to conduct and publish fire ecology and remote sensing research; thus, demonstrated ability to communicate in writing is essential. The successful candidate will collaborate with researchers at Michigan Tech, Michigan Tech Research Institute, the US Forest Service Northern Research Station, and Rochester Institute of Technology. A PhD in a relevant field is required, and experience in fire ecology and remote sensing is ideal. The position is 3 years in duration with a possibility of extension, and will be supervised by Dr. Michael Falkowski and Dr. Evan Kane. Please send a cover letter, CV, and list of 3 references to Dr. Michael J. Falkowski (mjfalkow@mtu.edu). Review of applications will begin in June 2012. Posted: 5/25/12.

Vegetation Remote Sensing: postdoc opportunity on remote sensing of chlorophyll fluorescence at Freie Universitaet Berlin. The title of the post is "Analysis of global maps of terrestrial chlorophyll fluorescence derived from space measurments". More information. Review date: 6/8/12. Posted: 5/18/12.

Remote Sensing/Ecology: The National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON), Inc. As a member of the Data Products Group (DPG), the Staff Scientist will be responsible for contributing to the development and generation of all data products that will be released by NEON to the community. This collaborative effort requires a broadly-trained scientist well-versed in and eager to learn the breadth of NEON scientific efforts, since the DPG works with the NEON’s science, cyberinfrastructure, and education teams, as well as the external community, to define and create the data products and manage their lifecycle. Specifically, this Staff Scientist position will act as the subject-matter expert supporting the development of NEON data products derived from and/or informed by waveform LiDAR and hyperspectral data collected by NEON’s Airborne Observation Platform (AOP). This position, within the Data Products Group, will work closely with the members of the AOP team. See the full job ad for details. Posted: 5/2/12.

Remote Sensing Specialist: The Department of Geographical Sciences at the University of Maryland is seeking a remote sensing specialist with strong programming skills and a background in remote sensing of land cover and vegetation dynamics. The focus of this position is on developing/improving algorithms to monitor and detect wetland changes combining multiple types of remotely sensed data (e.g., Landsat time series data/SAR/LiDAR) at various spatial and temporal scales. The candidate will also synthesize a number of geospatial and field data to calibrate/validate the map products, help quantify the capacity of wetlands to improve water quality, and assess the vulnerability, impact, and adaptation (VIA) of wetlands under future climate change, land cover change, and other adaptation/mitigation scenarios. This research is in direct response to a call for improved information to support decision making at the local, state, and regional levels and the candidate will interact with environmental managers within the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. We specifically seek candidates with the ability to: 1) manage large geospatial datasets, 2) process and integrate regional scale remotely sensed datasets, 3) statistically assess various mapping and modeling outputs, facilitate interactions between research collaborators to meet project goals, and 4) write and publish peer-reviewed journal papers. For further information, please contact Dr. In-Young Yeo, Assistant Professor, Department of Geographical Sciences, University of Maryland, College Park. [iyeo@umd.edu] PhD required for Research Associate or Master’s degree for Faculty Research Associate. Appropriate experience working on related research projects (2 or more years with a PhD degree for Research Associate position, or 4 or more years with a Master’s degree for Faculty Research Associate position) is preferred. Ability to use, improve, and/or develop computer programs using C, IDL, Linux/UNIX scripts and/or other similar programming languages is a must, as the encumbrance will need to process and analyze large quantities of remote sensing datasets. Prior experience should demonstrate the skills listed above. For best consideration, submit letter of application and a resume with the names and telephone numbers of three references via the full job ad by May 15, 2012. Posted: 4/27/12.

Automated Remote Sensing Image Analysis: Postdoctoral Scholar Position to Support Ecosystem Studies. Location: CSTARS, University of California, Davis, Start Date: available immediately (negotiable). Appointment Term: Initially 1 year, renewable for up to 4 more years upon satisfactory performance and availability of funds. Salary: up to $49k a year plus benefits. U.S. Citizenship: Not required; Foreign candidates may be sponsored for US non-immigrant visas. Prof. Susan Ustin's Center for Spatial Technologies and Remote Sensing (CSTARS) at UC Davis is known for more than two decades to be one of strongest environmental remote sensing groups in the U.S. CSTARS scientists come from various disciplines including GIS, Computer Science, Applied Math, Geography, Botany, Ecology, Soil, Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences. Currently, CSTARS is looking for a Postdoctoral Scholar with excellent quantitative algorithm development and computer programming skills. The postdoctoral scientist will collaborate with CSTARS scientists to contribute to: * enhancement, implementation, and testing of a real-time remote sensing thermal anomaly detection and classification system prototype: the GOES Early Fire Detection (GOES-EFD) system; * developing and testing the conceptual version of the MODIS Daily Fuel Moisture Content algorithm; * other projects in the lab. The ideal candidate will have: A. Ph. D. degree (or near completion) in Remote Sensing/GIS/Computer Science/Physics/Engineering/Applied Mathematics or a similar field; B. Excellent problem-solving skills applied to developing image-processing and pattern-recognition algorithms. C. Multi-year experience and fluency with computer programming in MATLAB language (esp. for image/video processing/analysis). D. Solid theoretical understanding of the following concepts: * Anomaly Detection, Target Detection, and their underlying mathematical and statistical principles; * Machine Learning from examples and Statistical Pattern Recognition, incl. Feature Selection/Extraction, Supervised/Unsupervised learning, classifiers and their ensembles; * Image time series processing and analysis (automatic image-to-sequence registration, time-series modeling) * Multivariate Statistical Analysis. E. Excellent communication skills (written and spoken) in English language, and good inter-personal skills. Desired: I. Working knowledge of IDL/C/C++/GRASS/GDAL II. Working knowledge of ArcGIS, ENVI, III. Previous post-doctoral research experience. IV. Strong peer-reviewed publication record. V. Vegetation biophysical property retrieval from remote sensing. VI. Thermal Physics. VII. Experience with AVIRIS, MODIS, Landsat. VIII. Background in Remote Sensing (hyperspectral, multitemporal). Applications should be sent by email and include: 1) Cover Letter which must specifically address the applicant's qualification with respect to the above requirements A)-F) and I)-VIII). 2) Curriculum Vitae (up to 3 pages) including contact information for at least two references 3) List of Publications 4) Statement of Research Interests (1-2 pages) 5) Up to three representative publications. Selected candidates may be contacted to arrange a telephone or an in-person interview. Please email your applications materials to: Dr. Alexander Koltunov (akoltunov at ucdavis.edu) with the subject line: "Postdoc in Remote Sensing: your family name". Posted: 2/6/12.

Remote Sensing or Ecosystem-Climate Modeling: A postdoctoral position is available at Los Alamos National Laboratory to investigate interactions between vegetation mortality, the terrestrial carbon cycle, and climate. Specifically, we are looking for expertise in either remote sensing or terrestrial modeling at ecosystem to global scales, thus we solicit applications from candidates with interests and skills in either remote sensing or modeling. Depending on expertise, the successful candidate will either: 1) develop and test remote sensing approaches to detect vegetation mortality at large scales, or 2) test and apply a new cutting-edge model of vegetation physiology, survival, and mortality within the framework of the Community Land Model (CLM) and the Community Earth System Model (CESM). This position is part of an interdisciplinary project utilizing remote sensing, field observations, ecosystem modeling, and climate modeling to understand the drivers and consequences of vegetation mortality. The successful applicant will work within an interdisciplinary team of staff members, postdocs, and technicians from LANL as well as the National Center for Atmospheric Research, the University of Idaho, the University of Montana, and Lawrence-Berkeley National Lab. Required: a Ph.D. pending or received within the last five years; experience with vegetation remote sensing using fine spatial resolution data or using Landsat and MODIS; or, modeling land-atmosphere interactions, preferably with the CESM and CLM in high-performance computing environments. They should have demonstrated ability to publish peer-reviewed papers, effective written and oral communication skills, and a willingness to work in a team environment. For the modeling focus, the applicant should also have a working knowledge of FORTRAN, C or C++ and analysis/visualization packages such as NCL, MATLAB, and/or IDL. Desired: include knowledge of physiological or ecosystem ecology, hydrology, and experience working with remotely sensed data. Salary and benefits. For more information or to apply please contact Nate McDowell (mcdowell@lanl.gov) with your CV and potential start date. Note: this position is intended to fill a vacancy and has guaranteed funding from now through September 2013, with potential extensions. Candidates may also be considered for prestigious Director's, Oppenheimer, Feynman or Reines Fellowships. For general information refer to Postdocs. Posted: 12/19/11.

Remote Sensing of Global Vegetation: The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management at the University of Hawaii at Manoa seeks a recent PhD interested in working to generate climate research-quality satellite data records of global vegetation indices. The post-doctoral fellow will develop and evaluate a methodology of relating/coupling satellite data with in situ tower-based measurements of flux and reflectance to validate vegetation index products from multiple sensors (VIIRS, MODIS, and AVHRR), including the performance and effectiveness of algorithmic improvements and multi-sensor continuity/compatibility, and to establish their biophysical uncertainties. The position will give the successful candidate the opportunity to build research capacities in ecological remote sensing, scaling, and phenology studies. The major challenges for this position will be to efficiently handle a wide variety of datasets and to develop sound relationships with the external data providers required for the project. Minimum Qualifications: -. Ph.D. with a background in using remotely sensed data for vegetation ecological, ecosystem, or climate studies. -. Excellent oral/written communication skills. -. Experience in conducting field work involving remote sensing. -. Experience in programming (e.g., C, Fortran, Matlab, etc.). -. Experience working with a Unix/Linux environment. Desirable Qualifications: -. Experience in processing a wide variety of datasets. -. Experience in handling large datasets. -. Familiarity with HDF-EOS. -. Experiences in developing research proposals. To apply, please submit electronically a statement of research interest including how you meet the minimum and/or desirable qualifications, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information (including email address) of three professional references to the contact below. For further information of the position, please see the full job ad or contact Dr. Tomoaki Miura (tomoakim@hawaii.edu; +1-808-956-7333). Application review begins November 14, 2011. Posted: 10/25/11.

Remote Sensing of Wetland Carbon: The Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management at the University of California, Berkeley has an opening for a post-doctoral researcher. Join a team of U.C. Berkeley and USGS researchers to develop methods to quantify and map belowground biomass and belowground net primary productivity (BNPP) of emergent marsh vegetation from remotely sensed estimates of aboveground plant characteristics and aboveground net primary productivity (ANPP) under controlled experimental treatments. Research will be conducted at a USGS long-term experimental wetland restoration site on drained peatland in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta and surrounding areas. See more about this on the Kelly Research & Outreach Lab webite. This project is in conjunction with Kristin Byrd, USGS, under a NASA New Investigator in Earth Sciences award, and the USGS Carbon Capture Wetland Farm project. Required Qualifications: • Ph.D. in remote sensing, geography, or equivalent. Preferred: • Experience with field work; • Knowledge of plant ecology/botany, especially wetland; • Remote sensing background, experience with hyperspectral and field spectrometry a plus; • Extensive experience with: • ESRI GIS software and applications (ArcGIS Desktop); • Statistical analysis software (e.g. SAS, R); and • Remote sensing software (e.g. Erdas Imagine, eCognition, ENVI). Salary & Benefits: Annual salary of $41,496 plus benefits, commensurate upon experience and qualification. Start Date: January 1, 2012; Duration 15 to 18 months, renewed after 12 months. For Questions Contact: Dr. Kristin Byrd, USGS Western Geographic Science Center Menlo Park, CA (kbyrd@usgs.gov); 650-329-4279 or Dr. Maggi Kelly, Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management U.C. Berkeley, (maggi@berkeley.edu); 510-642-7272. To Apply Contact Maggi Kelly (maggi@berkeley.edu), please put “Wetland Postdoc” in subject line, and cc. Kristin Byrd (kbyrd@usgs.gov). Full job posting. Posted: 10/13/11, revised: 11/1/11.

Carbon Cycling in Agroforestry Systems: The successful candidate will participate in a project that aims to understand the controls on carbon storage and sequestration and greenhouse gas emissions in agroforestry systems across different climatic regions in Alberta. Extensive field work will be involved. The project is in collaboration with Professor Edward Bork in the Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutritional Sciences at the University of Alberta and is funded by the Agriculture Greenhouse Gases Program of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. In addition to working within the project, independent lines of research in associated areas can be accommodated as well. Funding is available for up to three and half years and a competitive salary will be provided. The position is located at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. Persons with training in biogeochemistry, ecology, forestry, soil science, global change biology or other related areas are encouraged to apply. Ability to communicate effectively in English with diverse groups of people and evidence of productivity from previous work are essential. You must be highly motivated, able to work independently but at the same time be a good team player. You also need to have a valid driver's license and a good driving record. The position is available now and need to be filled as soon as possible. To be considered, please send a copy of your curriculum vitae, names and contact details of two referees, and a research statement to (by email): Dr. Scott Chang, Professor, Forest Soils and Nutrient Dynamics, 442 Earth Sciences Building, Department of Renewable Resources, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2E3. Tel: (780) 492-6375; Fax: (780) 492-1767, Email: scott.chang@ualberta.ca. Posted: 11/18/11.

Forest Carbon Cycling: The University of Minnesota Department of Forest Resources and the USFS Northern Research Station are seeking a postdoctoral scientist to conduct research examining the biological and environmental controls over carbon cycling and storage in forest ecosystems. The postdoctoral scientist will integrate field measurements of carbon storage and cycling with statistical and simulation models to gain insight into long-term, regional-scale patterns of carbon storage in forests. Experience with and/or interest in gas flux measurements and statistical modeling is preferred. This work includes the opportunity for independent field work across the northern Lake States and the postdoctoral scientist will be responsible for conducting field and lab work in support of project goals, supervising field and lab assistants, analyzing data and preparing peer-reviewed publications. The position is available immediately, funded for two years, and will be located in St. Paul MN. Qualifications: Ph.D. in ecosystem ecology, forestry, silviculture, biology or a closely related field. Applicants should be able to work independently, but also cooperatively with other researchers. Applications and required documents must be submitted online at http://employment.umn.edu, requisition 175192. Attach a cover letter, statement of interest and goals, resume/CV, and names and contact information for three references. Specific questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Anthony D'Amato (damato@umn.edu) and/or Dr. Chris Woodall (cwoodall@fs.fed.us). Review of applications will begin January 9, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled. Posted: 11/16/11.

Spatial Modeling of Forest Biomass/Carbon: Michigan State University A postdoctoral scientist position is available to work on a jointly funded USDA and NASA project. The project integrates forest inventory and remotely sensed data with ecosystem models to improve prediction of forest carbon sources and sinks over large domains. A strong candidate will have experience in geostatistical modeling, forest ecology, ecosystem modeling, statistical programming, and analysis of remotely sensed data including LiDAR. The postdoctoral scientist will work collaboratively with researchers at Michigan State University, USDA, and USGS. The initial appointment period is one year. Applications should be submitted to Dr. Andrew Finley (finleya@msu.edu). Include a cover letter, statement of interest and goals, resume/CV, two relevant reprints or pre-prints, and names and contact information for two references. Review of applications will begin immediately. Posted: 9/8/11, revised: 12/5/11.

Spatial Modeling: The Conservation Lands/Development by Design global program of the Nature Conservancy seeks a broadly trained spatial scientist with expertise in complex spatial analysis, statistical modeling and landscape scenario analysis. This hire will work on projects related to spatial modeling and planning associated with sage grouse conservation in support of the USDA-NRCS Sage Grouse Initiative (SGI). He/She will focus on impacts that incorporate current and future projections of impacts such as tillage conversion, climate change, oil/gas development, and confer encroachment. Funding for this hire has been secured for 2 years with the possibility of longer term employment. The Scientist participates as a team member on various projects (particularly those involving sage grouse conservation) and serves as the primary analyst for one or more of these projects. He/She is responsible for various project-related tasks, including project planning, analysis, report preparation and publication of results. A graduate degree in ecology, wildlife biology, geography or relate field is required. Knowledge of the statistical software R and a publication record are highly desirable. This position will be based in Fort Collins, Colorado. Applicants MUST apply through TNC’s online application process by April 18th. Posted: 4/11/12.

Management Impacts on Forest Response to Climate Variability: The University of Minnesota, Department of Forest Resources, and the U.S. Forest Service are seeking a postdoctoral scientist to contribute to research assessing the impacts of various long-term forest management regimes on forest-level responses to weather fluctuations and disturbance in forests of the northern Lake States and New England. This position is part of a larger project examining the capacity of forest management strategies to impart resilience and resistance of ecological processes to changing climate and increasing weather variability on several Experimental Forests in the upper Lake States and New England. This work will capitalize on a network of existing research sites with a rich suite of existing detailed field measurements and dendrochronological data. The post-doc will work closely with scientists at the University of Minnesota and the USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station. The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in forest ecology, forestry, silviculture, ecosystem ecology, or a closely related field, experience with dendrochronology, as well as a strong work ethic, demonstrated writing and quantitative capabilities, a record of leadership, and a proven ability to work independently. Applications or questions can be directed to Dr. Anthony D'Amato (damato@umn.edu, 612-625-3733). Applications and required documents must be submitted online at the University of Minnesota Employment website: http://employment.umn.edu, requisition 173761. Applications should include a cover letter, statement of interest and goals, resume/CV, and names and contact information for three references. This position is available immediately, is funded for at least one year, and is located in either St. Paul, MN. Review of applications will begin October 15, 2011 and will continue until the position is filled. Posted: 8/31/11.

Nitrogen Sources and Impacts/Life Cycle Assessment: National Research Council Post-doctoral position with the US Environmental Protection Agency in Corvallis, Oregon: Nitrogen sources and impacts in the US: Foundation for life cycle assessment. Inputs of reactive nitrogen (N) to the terrestrial biosphere have increased by nearly five-fold under human influence in the conterminous US due to activities associated with food, fiber, energy production, and transportation. While much of this N is used to benefit people, some is unintentionally released of to the environment where it impacts to human health, air, land, streams, lakes and coastal ecosystem services. The EPA is engaged in a research effort to inform sustainable management of nitrogen within the US. EPA’s Science Advisory Board recently recommended that nitrogen inputs to the US could be reduced by 25% by a combination of best management practices. We seek a post-doc to conduct life cycle assessments to examine the social, environmental and economic implications of different options or interventions in the N cycle designed to achieve these reductions in N inputs. Related prior work has focused on the spatial and temporal patterns of N input to the landscape and N transfer from land to water, and complementary efforts to model N inputs to surface waters using SPARROW, NEWS, and other models. In combination with this basic biogeochemical N inventory and tracking, EPA researchers have been collecting information on ecosystem service response functions and the environmental impacts of nitrogen. We seek a post-doc to combine this information with the N source data to conduct life cycle assessments of nitrogen use and options for reducing N inputs at national or large regional scales. The post-doc would contribute to and maintain a recently developed database of ecosystem service response functions related to nitrogen loads. Analyses are expected to focus on spatially explicit data sets (both existing and emerging) to enhance understanding of spatial and temporal dynamics of N impacts on ecosystem services. Life cycle assessments could be targeted to address agricultural N management, grey and green infrastructure, or options for reducing N emissions to air. Candidates are expected to have experience and interest in biogeochemistry, and experience with large data sets. GIS skills and experience with life cycle assessment are requested. The primary duty station will be the Freshwater Ecology Branch of the Western Ecology Division (WED) located in Corvallis, Oregon. The Associate will work closely with EPA scientists and scientists at other agencies as part of a national EPA program examining the impacts of nitrogen within EPA's Ecosystem Services Research Program. Please pass this information to those who might be interested. Closing date is February 1, 2012, with supporting materials due February 15. For more information see the NRC website. Contact EPA adviser: Jana Compton compton.jana@epa.gov 541-754-4620. Posted: 1/17/12.

Tidal Marshes and Climate Change: Villanova University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences invites applications for a Mendel Science Experience Post-doctoral Fellow. The Fellows program is designed to enhance the College’s teaching of science to non-science majors through the Mendel Science Experience program and to foster the professional development of recent Ph.D. recipients on a career path leading to faculty positions. Positions are 50:50 teaching and research. Fellows will team-teach a non-science-majors course with their faculty mentor as well as upper level undergraduate course, will conduct research in collaboration with the faculty mentor, and will have opportunities to supervise undergraduate research. The position begins in August 2011. Applicants who have an interest in research focused on the response of tidal marshes to climate change and land use alterations are encouraged to apply to work with Nathaniel Weston in the Department of Geography and the Environment. We’re especially interested in the response of microbial and plant communities to rising sea-levels and salt-water intrusion, changing organic matter sequestration and sediment accretion rates, and the resultant alterations to ecosystem function. I teach a Mendel Science Experience course focused on climate change. Applicants interested in working in my lab and developing and teaching courses in the Department of Geography and the Environment should contact me prior to submitting applications. The application must include a research plan and a teaching proposal that should be developed in coordination with me. Please contact me via email (nathaniel.weston@villanova.edu) to discuss the position and your interests. Applications must include a curriculum vitae, official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work, and a cover letter that includes: a statement of career goals, a personal professional development plan, a plan for research that indicates collaboration with the potential faculty mentor, a proposal for teaching that includes a Mendel Science Experience course for non-science-majors and an upper level course (possibly team-taught with the faculty mentor) for science, and names and contact information for three references. Applicants must apply online at https://jobs.villanova.edu. Review of applications will begin on 2 March 2012; the search will remain open until the position is filled. Posted: 2/17/12.

Carbon and Climate Change in Semiarid Ecosystems: As part of the 2013 USGS Mendenhall postdoctoral fellowship program, we are seeking a postdoctoral scientist to work with USGS scientists at the USGS Southwest Biological Science Center to assess regional-scale carbon cycling patterns in semi-arid ecosystems and the potential impact of climate change on ecosystem carbon storage and cycling. Details of this specific opportunity. Interested candidates are encouraged to contact John Bradford (jbradford@usgs.gov) or any of the research advisors listed below for further information. This position will be based in Flagstaff, AZ, and will begin on or after October 2012. Mendenhall Fellows are appointed to the USGS for two years and receive full salary and benefits at the GS-12 level. Research funds are also included in the proposal. Research Advisors: John Bradford, (925) 523-7766, jbradford@usgs.gov; Sasha Reed, (406) 243-4325, screed@usgs.gov; Michael Duniway, (435) 719-2330, mduniway@usgs.gov; Jayne Belnap, (435) 719-2333, jayne_belnap@usgs.gov. Deadline: 2/21/12. Posted: 1/26/12.

Climate Change Impacts on Grassland Carbon and Nutrient Cycling: The University of Wyoming, Department of Botany, is soliciting applications for a full-time Postdoctoral Research Associate to conduct research on the responses of a semiarid grassland ecosystem to global change. The postdoc will lead studies on belowground processes mediating carbon and nitrogen cycle responses in the Prairie Heating and CO2 Enrichment (PHACE) experiment now underway near Laramie, Wyoming. Specific research questions are flexible and may utilize ongoing CO2 flux measurements, design new experiments testing the role of priming in decomposition, characterize rhizosphere biochemistry, etc. The postdoc will work directly with Elise Pendall at UW, and collaborate with a team of ecophysiologists, ecosystem modelers, microbial ecologists, and plant ecologists from Arizona State University, Colorado State University, and the USDA Agricultural Research Service in Fort Collins, Colorado. A background in ecosystem ecology, soil science or biogeochemistry, and familiarity with CO2 flux measurements, modeling, and/or stable isotope tracers are desired. Requirements for the position include: good communication and organizational skills; demonstrated ability to publish manuscripts, conduct field and laboratory research, and work collaboratively; and willingness to travel. The initial appointment is for one year, with the potential for 1 – 2 additional years. A Ph.D. at the time of appointment and valid driver’s license are required. The position is available immediately and offers a competitive salary and benefits. Review of applications begins February 3, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, please compile into one pdf file: a current CV, contact information for three references, and a brief description of research interests, and send to Dr. Pendall (pendall@uwyo.edu). Posted: 1/13/12.

Biogeochemical Cycles: The Pennsylvania State University is recruiting an exceptional postdoctoral research fellow to pursue cutting edge research in Biogeochemical Cycles. Position will be supported by the Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment (PSIEE) at Penn State, University Park, PA, and will include a highly competitive salary, funds for travel and supplies, and the opportunity to participate in an innovative future faculty development program. Biogeochemists at Penn State are a diverse and collaborative group working at the leading edge of their fields in areas including carbon cycle science, nutrient and acid pollution, environmental genomics, and sustainable agriculture. A partial listing of biogeochemistry faculty can be found at http://www.biogeochemistry.psu.edu/people.asp. Cutting-edge facilities for biological sequencing, stable isotope analysis, and geochemistry are available on campus. Applicants proposing omics-enabled research can take advantage of expertise and resources available through the Center for Environmental geoChemistry and Genomics. For more information contact Jenn Macalady (jlm80@psu.edu) or Jason Kaye (jpk12@psu.edu). Position is for two years, with a start date in Fall Semester 2012. An excellent publication record and a Ph.D. in a relevant field are required. Please submit curriculum vitae, a three-page research concept (proposal) that leverages the faculty and facilities at Penn State and three letters of recommendation to Judy Cranage at jvc9@psu.edu by July 27, 2012. MUST SEND ALL REQUESTED MATERIAL TO BE CONSIDERED FOR EMPLOYMENT. For more information please visit www.psiee.psu.edu/open_positions.asp. Posted: 6/28/12.

N Biogeochemistry: Start date: 1st October 2012. Duration: Fixed term for 30 months. Salary: Grade 7, £30,122. The School of Physical and Geographical Sciences at Keele University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in N biogeochemistry with a focus on investigating the impact of land-use type and landscape position on soil denitrification rates in catchments. This research will link and identify soil indices as predictors of denitrification rates at catchment scale. This post is part of a large NERC-funded consortium project titled "Analysis and simulation of long-term/large-scale interactions of C, N and P in UK land, freshwater and atmosphere". This consortium project is led by the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH) at Lancaster and involves 7 other national institutes including Keele University, Liverpool University, Lancaster University, University College London, Rothamsted Research, British Geological Survey and James Hutton Institute. This post at Keele University represents an exciting opportunity to work alongside other project partners during field research campaigns and integration of data for C, N, P budgeting and modelling. The successful candidate will conduct field work and laboratory analyses including measurement of in-situ denitrification rates using 15N techniques in response to spatio-temporal dynamics in soil mineral N, organic carbon, temperature and soil moisture contents as influenced by landscape position and land-use types in two catchments. The candidate will be expected to manage project activities and sampling campaign in remote sites, manage data, analyse results and coordinate with project partners. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in environmental, biogeochemical sciences or ecological sciences supplemented by research experience in N biogeochemistry and stable isotope analytical techniques. Due to the nature of the research work, travel to catchment sites in England and Wales including overnight stays for extended field sampling campaigns is required. For further informal information please contact Dr. Sami Ullah (s.ullah@esci.keele.ac.uk) Phone: 01782-733987. Job packs available: www.keele.ac.uk/jobs, vacancies@keele.ac.uk, Human Resources, Keele University, Staffordshire, ST5 5BG or Fax: 01782 733471. Closing date for applications 17th July 2012. Please quote post reference: RE12/08UK. Posted: 6/19/12.

Microbial Controls on Organic Nitrogen Cycling: A postdoctoral research position is available immediately in the Microbial Ecology Laboratory of Kirsten Hofmockel at Iowa State University. The Postdoctoral scientist will collaborate with a team of scientists to understand the role of microorganisms in regulating ecosystem responses to climate change. The successful applicant will be joining a new climate and environmental change research project that explores the role of microbial communities in organic nitrogen cycling. Applicants must have a Ph.D. and experience in a molecular biology-related field with a strong record of productivity. Experience with molecular techniques (DNA and RNA extraction, PCR, qPCR, cloning, and primer development, tag sequencing) and basic bioinformatics skills (processing and analyzing illumina sequence data) are strongly desirable. Work will require travel to the Spruce and Peatland Responses Under Climatic and Environmental Change (SPRUCE) experiment in the Marcell Experimental Forest (Minnesota). The applicant will work with project collaborators at Iowa State University, University of New Hampshire, and Argonne and Oak Ridge National Labs. Job details are available at: http://kirstenhofmockel.org/opportunities. To apply, please provide a CV, references, and a cover letter including a brief statement of short- and long-term goals. For more information or to apply for the position, please contact Kirsten Hofmockel khof@iastate.edu. Posted: 6/5/12.

Soils, Water, Landscapes: The International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) is embarking on a new collaborative project in Nairobi, Kenya on "Water, Land, and Ecosystems". For details on the 8 open positions, see CIAT Jobs. For most positions the closing date is 15 June 2012. Posted: 5/7/12.

Soil Biogeochemistry and Ecology: A position at the postdoctoral level is available in the Earth Research Institute and the Schimel Research Lab at the University of California, Santa Barbara. The successful candidate will work on an NSF-funded project evaluating the effects of soil moisture and soil structure on the fate of microbial carbon. A Ph.D. in Soil Microbiology, Environmental Chemistry, Microbial Ecology or similar with a strong foundation in biogeochemistry, microbial ecology, soil physics and chemistry is required. Experience with GC-MS, isotope tracers, or HPLC techniques is desired. This position requires working independently and constructively in teams through performing original research, report writing, meeting participation, and interdisciplinary collaboration. Strong written and oral communication skills are essential, including a demonstrated ability to publish research results as peer-reviewed journal articles. The initial appointment is for one year beginning as soon as July 1, 2012; continuation beyond one year will be based on performance. The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service. Please send a cover letter describing your research interests and experience, curriculum vitae, names of three referees including names, email addresses, and telephone numbers, and representative publications to: recruit@eri.ucsb.edu, please include code "Soil Biogeochemistry" in the subject line of the email. For more information, please contact Joshua Schimel (Schimel@lifesci.ucsb.edu). Posted: 6/14/12.

Soil Carbon Biogeochemistry: The University of Pennsylvania is currently accepting applications for Postdoctoral Fellowship for Academic Diversity. Candidates must be US citizens or permanent residents. Fellows will receive three years of funding starting at $43k/year with annual increases, annual travel ($2k) and research ($5k) allowances, and a one-time relocation allowance ($5k). Our laboratory uses a suite of techniques to study the various mechanisms and processes that act to stabilize and destabilize soil organic matter in surface soils from various ecosystems ranging from tropical forests in Puerto Rico to manure amended soils from agroecosystems in Canada and China. Recent emphases have been on the role of mineral sorption processes and the development of new thermal analysis techniques. The application deadline is August 1st, 2012. For more information contact Dr. Alain Plante directly by email at aplante@sas.upenn.edu. Posted: 6/14/12.

Soil Carbon Dynamics: A post-doctoral position is available on a multi-investigator project that is synthesizing diverse data sets to understand the direct and indirect effects of elevated CO2, warming, and soil water on belowground carbon cycling in a prairie ecosystem. The post-doc will be involved in developing and implementing process models of soil carbon dynamics informed by experimental data within a Bayesian framework, and will contribute to the compilation of a project database that can be used for model development. The data (e.g., leaf, soil, root and ecosystem carbon and water fluxes, stable isotopes, soil physiochemical properties, plant productivity, microbial activity) are from the Prairie Heating And CO2 Enrichment (PHACE) experiment. The post-doc will work with Kiona Ogle at Arizona State University and will collaborate with other project leaders, including Elise Pendall at the University of Wyoming. Applicants should have a PhD in ecology, biology, or related field, and have skills in modeling, statistics, or related field; a PhD in a quantitative field with relevant ecological knowledge may also be suitable. To apply, email an application (pdf) that includes a letter describing professional interests, research experience and goals, CV, reprints (maximum 3 papers), and contact information for three references to Kiona Ogle. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2011. The position is anticipated to last for three years, depending on funding and performance. Posted: 10/11/11.

Soil Ecology and Biogeochemistry: The Nadelhoffer ecosystems ecology laboratory is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to work on an NSF-funded project in soil ecology and biogeochemistry based at the University of Michigan Biological Station. This project will investigate fundamental biological, chemical and physical controls on black carbon (BC) degradation and transport processes in a temperate forest soil. Research will link the charring temperature of BC materials to their chemical and physical structures and their resulting decay rates, activities of microbial and faunal degraders, enzyme activities, transport dynamics, and stabilization mechanisms in soil. We seek a highly motivated PhD with a demonstrated ability to conduct research in soil ecology and biogeochemistry. The successful candidate will be responsible for 1) quantifying the utilization of BC and its woody precursor material by soil fauna, 2) quantifying fluxes of CO2 and DOC/DON and 3) coordinating field research activities. She/he will also work with other project personnel to measure C and N fluxes from isotopically labeled BC materials incubated in the field and to interpret shifts in biochemical composition of precursor and BC materials during this long-term study. The successful candidate will work and reside at UMBS during the field season (~May–September), and will relocate to Ann Arbor during the academic year where she/he will work in the Nadelhoffer laboratory. This postdoctoral researcher will be expected to lead field sampling along with a second postdoc working with co-PI Jeffrey Bird (Queens College-CUNY) and graduate students. This researcher will have opportunities to develop complementary projects and to participate in related ongoing and new projects. Applicants should have a PhD in biogeochemistry, soil ecology, or a related field. Experience in field research on soil micro-, meio-, and/or mesofauna is required. Experience in undertaking field experiments and in the use of stable isotope techniques will be preferred. The position requires an independent, organized, creative individual who is enthusiastic about working in a collaborative group environment. Interested candidates should email a single PDF file as an attachment to umbs@umich.edu with a subject line titled “Soil Postdoc Application”. The PDF should contain: 1) a cover letter indicating interest in the project, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a list of three references including names, email addresses, and telephone numbers, and 4) two representative publications. Applications will be reviewed beginning March 1, 2012 and will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found. The position will be for one year, renewable up to three years based on performance. Start date for the position is May or early summer 2012. Posted: 2/14/12.

Soil Biogeochemistry and Hydrology: The DOE Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) has postdoctoral openings at Michigan State University’s Kellogg Biological Station (KBS) for fundamental research on the environmental sustainability of cellulosic biofuel cropping systems. One position is in soil biogeochemistry and the other in soil hydrology. The positions begin summer or fall 2012. The positions require a PhD and experience with field and lab measurements in hydrology or aquatic biogeochemistry (hydrology position) or in soil biology or terrestrial ecosystem ecology (soil biogeochemistry position). A portion of the second position involves coordination of project-wide field sampling activities, expected to require a 25% time commitment. KBS is located in SW Michigan midway between Detroit and Chicago, about 60 miles from the MSU main campus in East Lansing. Applications should be submitted as a single pdf file and include a statement of interest, vitae, and contact information for 3 professional references. For further information contact Dr. Phil Robertson (soil biogeochemistry) or Dr. Steve Hamilton (hydrology; see KBS web site for emails). Application review will begin June 15, 2012; apply to biofuel@kbs.msu.edu. Posted: 5/15/12.

Soil Biogeochemistry: The Department of Forestry at Michigan State University invites applications for a Post-Doctoral Research Associate. This person will be a key player on an NSF-funded project investigating the effects of winter climate, snowfall, and snowpack depth on the production, transport and stabilization of dissolved organic carbon (DOC) in northern forest soils. The successful candidate will conduct field work and laboratory analyses including examination of the distribution and chemical structure of soil C across lake-effect snowfall gradients in the Upper Great Lakes region, as well as measurements of DOC fluxes and DOC chemistry under experimentally-imposed snow removal and augmentation treatments. The candidate will be expected to manage activities on the project in consultation with the PIs, collect samples in the field and analyze them in the lab, work cooperatively with laboratory technicians, supervise undergraduate assistants, manage data and analyze results, and prepare reports and manuscripts for publication. We will also consider applications from Assistant Professors who meet the qualifications below and who can arrange for a leave of absence from their current position. The position will be based in the lab of Dr. David Rothstein (biogeochemistry) at Michigan State University. The successful candidate will also work collaboratively with the labs of Dr. Randall Schaetzl (soil geomorphology) at MSU and Dr. Stuart Grandy (soil organic matter dynamics and soil ecology) at the University of New Hampshire. Starting salary is $37-$40k, depending on experience and qualifications. The position includes health benefits. This is a full-time, 12-month, fixed-term position, with reappointment dependent on satisfactory performance. Funding is available for 2 years. Qualifications: Ph.D. in Soil Science, Geochemistry, Ecosystem Ecology, or related discipline is expected, including demonstrated skill in related field and laboratory techniques. The successful candidate must be able to work independently, conduct statistical analyses, utilize library resources, and communicate results in the form of professional presentations and publications. Demonstrated ability to write peer-reviewed papers and communicate fluently in English is assumed. Preferred qualifications include experience with installation and sampling of lysimeters for measurement of hydrologic fluxes of nutrients and/or C and experience with laboratory techniques for analyzing the chemical composition of soil C and DOC. How to Apply: For full consideration, apply by October 31, 2011. Please send cover letter, CV, pdf(s) of relevant publications and names and contact information for three references to David Rothstein (rothste2@msu.edu) Please include “Postdoctoral Research Associate” in the subject line of your email. Posted: 10/10/11.

Forest/Soil Ecology: The Centro de Ecología of the Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Cientificas (IVIC) announces the search for an investigator or post-doc in forest ecology to join the Laboratory of Soil Ecology. Candidates must have a doctorate as well as research experience in the dynamics and functioning of forests, impacts of disturbance on vegetation and soils, and/or restoration of degraded ecosystems. Those interested should send a CV and letter of intent to Dr. Nelda Dezzeo (ndezzeo@ivic.gob.ve), prior to March 16, 2012.

Biomass Harvesting Impacts on Forest Soils: The University of Minnesota Department of Forest Resources is seeking a postdoctoral scientist to contribute to research assessing the regional capacity and sustainability of forest biomass harvesting in the Northern Lake States. This position will join a team of collaborators from the University of Minnesota, USFS, Northern Research Station, USGS, University of Wisconsin, and University of Missouri working to assess the environmental sustainability of woody biomass feedstock procurement from regionally important forest types (aspen, jack pine, and northern hardwoods) within the Lake States. This postdoctoral position will contribute to a network of replicated, operational-scale field experiments to quantify the impact of biomass harvesting on soil carbon and nutrient cycling. This work will build upon a rich suite of existing detailed field measurements, including soil nutrients, micrometeorological measurements, and soil respiration. The post-doc will work closely with scientists at the University of Minnesota, USGS, and the USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station. The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in forest soils, forest ecology, forestry, ecosystem ecology, or a closely related field, experience with forest soils and biogeochemistry, as well as a strong work ethic, demonstrated writing and quantitative capabilities, a record of leadership, and a proven ability to work independently. Applications or questions can be directed to Dr. Anthony D'Amato (damato@umn.edu, 612-625-3733). Applications and required documents must be submitted online at http://employment.umn.edu, requisition 175191. Applications should include a cover letter, statement of interest and goals, resume/CV, and names and contact information for three references. This position is available immediately, is funded for at least two years, and is located in St. Paul, MN. Review of applications will begin January 9, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled. Posted: 11/16/11.

Forest Soils/Ecosystem Ecology: A Postdoctoral Research Fellowship is available at the University of Maine studying the biogeochemistry of northern forested watersheds. The focus of this position is the long-term evolution of ecosystem response to a changing chemical and physical environment. The Research Associate will have primary responsibilities on a long-term paired watershed program of biogeochemical research, including a whole ecosystem stable isotope experiment, and will also have opportunities to be involved in climate change adaptation work in the Climate Change Institute. The Research Associate will be part of a collaborative team of soil scientists, stream ecologists, geochemists, and microbiologists. Collaborators directly involved with these programs represent the Department of Plant, Soil and Environmental Sciences, School of Biology and Ecology, Department of Earth Sciences, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, the Climate Change Institute, and the USDA Forest Service. The successful candidate must have an earned Ph.D. in forest soils, ecology, biogeochemistry, or related discipline. Strong interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies, are required. Experience in both field and laboratory ecological research, and in the application of stable isotope tracer techniques in ecological research, are highly desirable. The ability to develop manuscripts and proposals, deliver presentations, and conduct field research and travel (requiring a valid driver’s license) are critical to this position. The initial appointment is for one year, with the potential for an additional year of reappointment. Finalists for this position must complete necessary background checks. Review of applications begins September 16, 2011. To apply, please send a cover letter, CV, and three letters of reference to: Dr. Ivan J. Fernandez, University of Maine, 5722 Deering Hall – Room 1, Orono, ME 04469-5722. Tel: 207-581-2932, Fax: 207-581-2999, ivanjf@maine.edu. Posted: 8/17/11.

Temporal and Spatial Patterns of Pine Mortality: One post-doctoral fellow is sought to conduct research within a funded research project entitled "Temporal and Spatial Patterns of Pine Mortality in the Southeastern United States". The project will address two questions: (1) is there a decline in southern pine forests that are different from historical (healthy) patterns of growth and mortality? (2) what are the patterns of decline in time and space? These questions will be addressed at stand, landscape, and regional scales using data obtained from remote sensing, forest inventory, and field sampling. Aerial photos and various satellite images will be used to reconstruct the historic forest dynamics to explore possible pine decline. Tree ring analysis (dendrochronology) will be used to study historical growth pattern and investigate possible role of global/climatic change on pine decline. Working closely with the Pis (Dr. Geoff Wang of Clemson University and Dr. Joan Walker of U5FS Southern Research Station) and other collaborators, the post-doc will oversee the project with assistance from other project personnel (including graduate students, technicians and summer research assistants). We are seeking an outstanding candidate with a PhD in Forestry, Biology, Ecology, Geography, or Environmental Sciences. The person should be experienced in dendrochronology or in remote sensing techniques (e.g., forest classification, land use change, and ground truth data sampling). A past record of scientific publication and presentation is essential. Good skills in statistical data analysis, literature synthesis, and scientific writing are required. Good people skills are important since this person must interact with land managers on many National Forests and Department of Defense installations. The position is for 1.5 years starting as soon as possible after 5/1/2012. The salary of the position is $40k/year plus benefits. Electronically submit a letter of interest, vita/resume, graduate school transcripts (unofficial), and contact information for three references to Dr. Geoff Wang at gwang@clemson.edu. Closing date for applications is 03/31/2012. Review begins April 1, 2012. Posted: 3/9/12.

Senior Forest Ecologist: The Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center at Ichauway invites nominations or letters of inquiry for a Senior Forest Ecologist (Associate or Full level). The Center is interested in highly experienced individuals with integrative skills willing to contribute to a field-oriented and multidisciplinary long-term research program in Longleaf Pine ecosystems. A senior candidate is sought to pursue ecosystem and landscape scale studies in integrated forest and wildlife management with particular interest in linking ecological forest management to restoration, disturbance, and fire ecology. Experience and inclination to apply basic ecological principles to regional conservation and management priorities are essential, as well as a willingness to work in a collaborative team-oriented setting. The successful candidate is expected to have a successful track record obtaining extramural funding and will be expected to support their research, in part, from external sources. The Center is affiliated with several regional universities, as well as numerous state and federal natural resource agencies. The position is a 12-month appointment, includes a permanent research technician (M.S. level), graduate assistantship support, and internal research funds to support research related to the Jones Center mission. Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience, including excellent health care benefits and 403b retirement. More information can be found at website: www.jonesctr.org. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident. Letters of nomination or inquiry should be sent electronically to: Dr. Lindsay Boring, Director, Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center, directly by email to: foresteco_search@jonesctr.org with attention noted on the subject line as: Senior Forest Ecologist. Posted: 8/9/11.

Forestry: The School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences at Auburn University is seeking candidates for the position of Post-Doctoral Fellow in the topic area of economic analysis of tree spacing and rotation length of loblolly plantations grown for a biomass feedstock. This is a one year, limited non-tenure track position and is funded from external sources. Continued employment is contingent on availability of funding and satisfactory performance for a maximum period of four years. The minimum qualification is a PhD from an accredited institution in Forestry or a related field. The candidate selected for the position must be able to meet eligibility requirements for work in the United States at the time appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of the appointment: excellent communication skills required, both written and oral. Oral presentations and publications in refereed journals are required. The successful applicant will participate in and coordinate evaluating optimum tree spacing for loblolly plantations established with a biomass objective. Determining rotation age that will maximize harvesting production and minimize delivered cost will be a key element. Evaluation of plantations with multi-product objectives will also be considered. Responsibility will include collaborating with researchers in the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences and the Department of Biosystems Engineering in the College of Agriculture. The successful applicant will be expected to assist with grant proposals in the biomass feedstock area and to produce refereed journal publications in high quality outlets. Interested applicants should provide a formal letter of application, a complete biographical resume, transcripts, and the names of four references (name, address, phone number and email addresses) who may be contacted for letters of recommendation. This information should be sent to the following: Pam Beasley, Executive Coordinator, Auburn University, School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, 602 Duncan Drive, Auburn, AL 36849-5418. For additional information about the position, please contact Dr. Tom Gallagher, Associate Professor, Forest Operations (tgallagher@auburn.edu). Only complete application materials will be considered. Review of applications will begin August 1, 2011 and will continue until a suitable applicant is identified. Posted: 7/21/11.

International Forestry Resources and Institutions Network: The International Forestry Resources and Institutions (IFRI) Network, located at the University of Michigan's School of Natural Resources and Environment, seeks a postdoctoral fellow for a one-year appointment beginning Fall 2011. The Postdoctoral Fellow will work under the direct supervision of Professor Arun Agrawal who coordinates the IFRI network. The Fellow will conduct and support research for several existing projects on institutional and social dimensions of forest outcomes and climate adaptation, community forest governance, and land cover change. As necessary, the Fellow will also assist with the preparation of new grant proposals, coordination of IFRI field research, and organization of research workshops in national and international contexts. A combination of scholarly imagination and rigorous interdisciplinary empirical and analytical skills will provide applicants a competitive edge. Strong statistical training, experience working with complex social-ecological datasets, and some spatial analysis skills (GIS and Remote Sensing) are especially desirable. Qualified applicants may come from a range of fields, including Political Science, Public Policy, Geography, Sociology, Economics, Ecology, and Environment programs. To apply, please send a 1-page cover letter, names of two recommendation letter writers, and a copy of a recent publication (all as a single file with your full name in the filename) to Joan Wolf at ifri@umich.edu. The initial appointment will be for a year, with the possibility of renewal for a second year contingent on satisfactory performance and final approval of funds. We will begin reviewing applications August 15, and will accept applications until Sept. 1, or until the position is filled. Posted: 7/11/11.

Land-Atmosphere Modeling: Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement (LSCE, Gif-sur-Yvette) Two post-doctoral positions in land-atmosphere modeling with a focus on (1) carbon dynamics of land use and land-cover change and (2) climate interactions and forest management. Position 1 will conduct research as part of LSCE’s involvement in the EU FP7 GEOCARBON research program. The candidate will be involved with model simulations that concentrate on the ORCHIDEE dynamic global vegetation model. Carbon fluxes for forests and pastureland will be tracked from various land-cover change scenarios, and the transformation of carbon from forests to product pools. Satellite remote sensing and land-use statistics (i.e., FAO) will be used within a model data assimilation and benchmarking framework. The position is available for up to 24 months with a possibility of an extension. Position 2 will strengthen an ERC research team that aims to quantify and understand the role of forest management in mitigating climate change. Specifically, the team wants to challenge the current focus on the carbon cycle and replace it with a total climate impact approach. Climate response of forest will be quantified by means of albedo, evapotranspiration, greenhouse gas sources and sinks and their resulting climate feedback mechanisms. The successful candidate will merge and test four new model developments (two biophysical, one biogeochemical and one anthropogenic module) and prepare coupled simulations. The position is available for up to 30 months. The major focus of both positions is placed on research and to a lesser extent supervision of research students. The successful candidates will thus reinforce and widen the expertise of the team while strengthening synergies within the LSCE. Research duties include literature study, data processing, model development (ORCHIDEE), model validation (ORCHIDEE-IPSL; a coupled climate land-surface model), participation in scientific conferences and publication in peer reviewed international journals. The successful candidates will be encouraged to generate external funding in her/his area and as such contribute to further establishing the team. Qualifications: we are seeking for highly motivated individuals with a Ph.D. and broad interest in natural sciences, more specifically, forest ecology (biogeochemistry, land management, ecosystem services), climatology (boundary layer, albedo, roughness length, cloud formation) and their mutual interactions. Rather than for a specific training, we are looking for a candidate who is able to demonstrate her/his ability to publish peer-reviewed papers and communicate in English. Priority will be given to candidates who can demonstrate experience in programming, statistical analysis and manipulating large data sets. Of special relevance is proven ability to be dynamic, creative, open and work collaboratively with a team of scientists. Application: There are no specified forms. All applications and inquiries should be sent to Sebastiaan Luyssaert (Sebastiaan.Luyssaert@lsce.ipsl.fr), Ben Poulter (benjamin.poulter@lsce.ipsl.fr) and Philippe Peylin (philippe.peylin@lsce.ipsl.fr). In your cover letter, specify whether the application is for Position 1 and/or Position 2, and include a curriculum vita, a 1-page statement of research interests and expertise, and names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of three references. Position is available three months after selection of the candidate and will remain open until filled. Continuous review of applications starts June 8th, 2012. Posted: 5/14/12.

Modeling Forest Carbon and Water Cycles in Southern Pines: A postdoctoral vacancy in modeling forest carbon and water cycles in southern pines is available jointly at the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources in North Carolina State University and USDA Forest Service Eastern Forest Environmental Threat Assessment Center (EFETAC). The position serves a large collaborative effort from 11 universities and USDA Forest Service, and is responsible for modeling forest growth at multiple scales. The goal of the study is to evaluate and recommend genotypes and management strategies to meet the competing demands for wood products, carbon sequestration, clean water, and other ecosystem services under expected climate conditions, and quantify uncertainties in key processes. The successful candidate will be responsible for converting 3PG and WaSSI-C models to Bayesian framework, and working closely with ecophysiologists and modelers from different collaborating institutions. The validation data include both regionally extensive genotype-specific productivity (>500 locations) as well as intensive physiological and ancillary biogeochemical cycling information from climatic endmembers. Although specific duties relate to plant-ecosystem interactions, there is room within the scope of the project to pursue additional lines of work according to the candidate's interests. We seek a bright and motivated individual with a PhD degree in ecological modeling, plant ecophysiology, ecohydrology or biogeochemistry. Prior modeling experience and familiarity with Bayesian concepts is strongly desired but not required. The candidates must be fluent in at least one programming language and provide evidence thereof. Strong communication and organization skills are expected. Funding is available for up to five years, but is contingent on satisfactory performance and is evaluated annually. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is found. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, brief statement of research interests, curriculum vitae, names and contact information of three references, and up to three examples of their programming skills through NCSU Employment Opportunities page (position #: 00102216). For additional information about the position, please e-mail Dr. Asko Noormets (anoormets@gmail.com) and Dr. Jean-Christophe Domec (jdomec@ncsu.edu), with a subject line: AFRI Postdoctoral fellowship. Posted: 2/17/12.

Modeling Tree Responses to Environment/Management: The Genetic and Silvicultural Foundations for Management Team, USFS Pacific Northwest Research Station in Olympia, WA is advertising to fill 1 or 2 research positions on modeling plant responses to environment or management. The candidate will contribute to on-going studies that focus on testing hypotheses related to the growth and survival of Douglas-fir and other northwest tree species. The candidate will also develop statistical models based on research results. Examples of on-going studies include examining the impacts of bole damage on growth of Douglas-fir, modeling growth of small trees, and evaluating the impacts of genetic and environmental factors on growth and phenology. This involves data collection, compilation of data from multiple data sets, editing, and analysis of large data sets (>100,000 records) as well as providing training and equipment support to field crews. More information on the team can be found at: http://www.fs.fed.us/pnw/olympia/silv/. Information about the Olympia area is at: http://www.ci.olympia.wa.us/. Initial appointment will be 10 months. Position will be filled approximately Dec 1, 2011. Salary ~$73k per year. Qualifications: (1) US citizen with a PhD in natural resources completed prior to beginning of employment. (2) High proficiency in the R statistical language. Skills in R should include: a) writing scripts to automate the process of combining, querying, and updating large databases and generating graphical reports; b) model fitting using nonlinear mixed-effects models; and c) developing graphical user interfaces for data exploration and model fitting. (3) Experience and proficiency working with Campbell data loggers such as the CR10X and CR1000. This means experience in programming and wiring data loggers with a wide range of sensors. (4) Demonstarted proficiency in developing field and laboratory data collection applications for touch screen handheld computers using SprintDB or similar program. It would be desirable if the applicant also had knowledge of regional growth models such as the forest vegetation simulator (FVS) and ORGANON and experience developing model components and knowledge of forest genetics including tree improvement programs and provenance studies. To apply, Send one pdf document which includes a letter of interest, resume, list of references, and transcripts to: Connie Harrington (charrington@fs.fed.us). You may send a second document which includes a recently authored publication related to the position if that publication would not be readily available online. If the document is available online, just provide the hyperlink in your resume. Posted: 8/19/11. Updated: 10/17/11.

Forest Ecosystem Modeling: University of Florida, Gainesville, Department of Biology. Supervisors: Jeremy Lichstein, Kaoru Kitajima, and Stefan Gerber. We are pleased to announce an exciting opportunity for a postdoctoral researcher with expertise in forest ecosystem modeling. This project will make use of a recently developed next-generation global ecosystem model that represents individual-level height-structured competition for light. The research questions are broadly defined to encompass the response of the forest carbon cycle to climate change, rising atmospheric CO2 concentrations, and other aspects of global change. The successful candidate will actively participate in developing a research program tailored to their specific interests. We are particularly interested in assimilating data sources that span multiple spatial and temporal scales, including plant trait databases, eddy-covariance tower networks, and forest inventories. We are currently collecting a novel data set as part of an NSF-funded study on the temperature response of tropical trees to experimental warming (pdf). This data set provides new observational constraints on the response of tropical forests to climate change. The new model, developed in collaboration with Princeton University and the NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL), combines the NOAA-GFDL LM3V land model (Shevliakova et al. 2009, Global Biogeochem. Cy. 23:GB2022; Gerber et al. 2010, Global Biogeochem. Cy. 24:GB1001) with the mathematically and computationally tractable PPA forest dynamics model (Strigul et al. 2008, Ecol. Monog.78:523-545; Purves et al. 2008, PNAS 105:17018-17022). Because the model is formulated at the scale of individual trees, it naturally accommodates successional diversity (e.g., pioneer and shade-tolerant tree species) and links directly to the millions of individual-level observations of tree growth and mortality available from forest inventory plots. We will encourage the successful candidate to take advantage of the new unique opportunities afforded by this new model, but we remain open to other models and modeling approaches. Qualifications: PhD in ecology, plant physiology, geosciences, applied mathematics, or related field; strong quantitative and writing skills. Preference will be given to applicants with (1) research experience in terrestrial ecosystem ecology or plant physiology, and (2) strong mathematical, statistical, and computational skills (i.e., proficiency with one or more scientific programming languages, such as C, FORTRAN, or R). Applicants who lack these qualifications should explain in a cover letter their motivation for transitioning to ecosystem modeling research and their preparation for doing so. Start date is flexible, with a preferred date before October 2012. Funding: two years. To Apply: Email a single pdf to Jeremy Lichstein (jlichstein@ufl.edu) with subject POSTDOC: ECOSYSTEM MODELING including (1) cover letter with a 1-2 page statement of research interests and goals; (2) CV; and (3) contact information for three references. Posted: 1/19/12.

Forest Ecosystem Modeling: The Earth Systems Ecology Lab in the School of Forest Resources at The Pennsylvania State University is currently recruiting for the fixed-term position of Post-Doctoral Researcher in the area of forest ecosystem modeling. The initial appointment will be for one year, with the possibility of a one year renewal. The expected start date is winter/spring 2012. Salary range: $40-42, plus benefits. Qualifications: The minimum qualification is a Ph.D. in Biogeochemistry, Ecology, Environmental Science, or a related field. Preference will be given to candidates that have a strong quantitative background, modeling experience, proficiency in R and/or one or more high level languages, and strong writing skills. Responsibilities: This position will play a leadership role in a project modeling carbon trade-offs of different management actions in fire-prone forests. The successful applicant will 1) work with the multi-institution research team to coordinate data collection and integration in the modeling framework; 2) develop additional model experiments; 3) run simulations; 4) serve both a lead and supporting role in manuscript preparation; and 5) contribute to proposal writing. Additionally, the successful applicant will be an active member of the Earth Systems Ecology Lab and the larger research community at Penn State. To apply e-mail a cover letter, CV, unofficial transcripts, and the names and contact information for three references to: matthew.hurteau@psu.edu Review of applications will continue until filled. Job Number: 35710. Closing Date: 2/3/2012. Posted: 1/12/12, revised: 1/17/12.

Forest Ecosystem Modeling: Post-doc and graduate positions. The Department of Forestry and Natural Resources at Purdue University invites applications for a post-doctoral position in ecosystem modeling and spatial analysis. The incumbent will conduct research on forest ecosystem dynamic under changing climate. More details. Review date: 10/1/11. Two Graduate Assistantships: Position 1 – Population Response to Climate Change, Position 2 – Woody Biomass Modeling. More details. Apply by: September 15, 2011. Posted: 8/4/11.

Forest Ecosystem Modeling/Life Cycle Assessment of Bioenergy: The Faculty of Forestry at the University of Toronto is seeking a post-doctoral scientist with experience in forest ecosystem modeling and/or life cycle assessment. The post-doc will examine how increased harvesting for the production of bioenergy will affect carbon storage in forests, with the goal of quantifying the net benefit of displacing fossil fuels. The post-doc will also contribute to life cycle assessments of various bioenergy systems, including systems that couple the production of wood products and alternate forms of bioenergy, including heat, electricity, and biofuels. Qualifications: Applicants must have a PhD in ecology, forestry, or a related science/engineering discipline. Preference will be given to applicants with 1) experience in forest ecosystem modeling and/or life cycle assessment; 2) strong computational skills, including proficiency with one or more scientific programming languages (such as C); and 3) a strong publication record. Application materials should be sent as a single .PDF file to John Caspersen (john.caspersen@utoronto.ca) with the words POSTDOC APPLICATION on the subject line. The .PDF file should include a cover letter, a CV, a statement of research interests and goals, and contact information for three references. Applications will be reviewed beginning August 7th, but the start date is flexible and the position will remain open until filled. Posted: 7/22/11.

Ecological-Economic Modelling in Sumatra: The Ecosystem Modelling group at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen is offering a Postdoctoral position in the Collaborative Research Centre (CRC 990) Ecological and socioeconomic functions of tropical lowland rainforest transformation systems (Sumatra, Indonesia). Landscape-Level Assessment Of Ecological And Socio-Economic Functions Of Rainforest Transformation Systems In Sumatra (Indonesia). The position will be limited to 2 years with possibility of extension and should be filled as soon as possible. Salary: Pay grade 100 % TVL 13 of German state-regulated public service salary scale. The project will focus on the ecological and socio-economic effects of land-use transformation in lowland Sumatra, Indonesia. The guiding question of the project is: what kind of landscape mosaic do we need so as to balance biodiversity, ecosystem functioning, and economic benefits? The main goal of the project is to develop and use models integrating ecological and socio-economic components to simulate the spatiotemporal dynamics of land uses and individual households. More precisely, the models should consider lowland forest, jungle rubber (resembling secondary forest), rubber plantations, and oil palm plantations. Within this project the postdoctoral researcher will be in charge of developing the ecological part of the project and of the integration of ecological and economic model components. These latter economic components are currently being developed by a PhD student. The project plays a central role in integrating the interdisciplinary research of the CRC 990. Your Profile: - PhD degree and experience in ecological modelling, that is to say in the development, programming, and analysis of simulation models - good command of statistics and mathematics - experience in research into socio-economics, tropical ecology, or biodiversity and ecosystem functioning are a plus - willingness to take on a leading role in the collaboration among the interdisciplinary researchers of the CRC - proficient in English. The project will be based in Göttingen, Germany, but short stays in Indonesia are expected. Please send your application electronically as a single pdf containing the usual documents by April 9, 2012 to kwiegan1*uni-goettingen.de (Prof. Dr. Kerstin Wiegand, Ecosystem Modelling Group, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Büsgenweg 4, 37077 Göttingen). If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Kerstin Wiegand or Katrin Meyer (kmeyer5*uni-goettingen.de). Posted: 3/13/12.

Carbon, Water, and Energy Flux and Temperate Forest Disturbances: The Oregon State University Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society is seeking applicants for a Post Doctoral Research Associate focused on quantifying carbon, water, and energy flux consequences of temperate forest disturbances and regrowth. The position is located in the Terrestrial Ecosystem Research and Regional Analysis group (TERRA-PNW) of Prof. Beverly Law. We aim to quantify and understand the influence of disturbance, land management and climate on carbon sequestration, productivity, and the exchange of carbon dioxide and water vapor between forests and the atmosphere. Full-time, 12-month, fixed term position. For details, see Posting #0009206. Closes July 13. Posted: 6/21/12.

[position filled] Carbon and Water Cycling of Woody Biofuel Feedstocks: The University of Illinois seeks a creative and energetic postdoctoral associate, ideally with a strong background in ecosystem ecology and plant physiology and/or strong modeling and computational skills to facilitate analysis of how the widespread deployment of woody biofuel crops will affect ecosystem carbon and water cycling in the U.S. The position is within the Energy Bioscience Institute and the successful applicant is expected to actively interact with a large team of experimentalists and modelers exploring the sustainability of next-generation biofuels. Funding is available for three years beginning spring/summer 2012. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is an equal opportunity employer and offers highly competitive salary and health care benefits. Questions about this position should be addressed to Dr. Andrew Leakey (leakey@illinois.edu). Interested parties should send a letter of application, CV and the names of three referees via email to Melinda Laborg (laborg@uiuc.edu). Applications will be reviewed starting May 10, 2012. Posted: 4/20/12.

Ecology, Agronomy and Economic Modeling of Biofuel Production: The University of Illinois seeks a creative and energetic postdoctoral associate, ideally, with a strong background in ecosystem ecology and plant physiology. Solid mathematical and computational skills will also be necessary to participate in ongoing research that aims to understand how the widespread deployment of biofuel crops will affect the biogeochemistry of carbon, nitrogen and water, and how these attributes and biomass production interact with the economic system to drive land use change. Facility with modeling, theoretical or synthesis approaches is essential. This is a collaborative project between Evan DeLucia, Stephen Long and Madhu Khanna at the University of Illinois and William Parton at Colorado State University. The associate will be located at the University of Illinois. Funding is available for two years beginning August 2010. Questions about this position should be addressed to Evan DeLucia (delucia@illinois.edu) or Steve Long (slong@illinois.edu). Interested parties should send a letter of application, CV and the names of three referees via email to Melinda Laborg (laborg@uiuc.edu). Applications will be reviewed starting 23 January 2012. Posted: 12/22/11.

Modeling/Climate Change/Conservation, Puerto Rico: Modeling future scenarios: Climate Change Assessment and Strategic Habitat Conservation in the Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands. A two year joint appointment with the USDA Forest Service International Institute of Tropical Forestry and North Carolina State University collaborating as a partner of the Caribbean Landscape Conservation Cooperative. The successful applicant will have a Ph.D. in natural sciences and strong skills and interest in computer modeling, statistical analyses, modeling vegetation dynamics, GIS and remote sensing analyses, biodiversity and conservation research. The position may begin immediately. To apply, see the full job ad. For further information contact William Gould (wgould@fs.fed.us). Posted: 12/9/11, revised: 3/20/12.

Vegetation Monitoring Using Radiative Transfer Models/Data Assimilation: Research Associate - Ref:1244119. Salary (inclusive of London allowance) £32-35k per annum. University College London Department of Geography has a vacancy for a post-doctoral scientist funded by a European Space Agency (ESA) Data Assimilation (DA) project to join Professor Philip Lewis of UCL Geography, in collaboration with colleagues at the University of Reading. The project involves developing an Earth Observation Land Data assimilation System (EOLDAS), developing from work in a previous ESA project. The successful applicant will conduct research in vegetation dynamics, optical radiative transfer for vegetation canopies and soil, and data assimilation; Software development (python and interfaces to other languages), computer-based experimentation and data analysis. They will also be expected to contribute to specific peer reviewed papers as well as to project documentation and regular reporting to ESA. The post is funded initially for 22 months commencing as soon as possible after the 1st May 2012. Applicants should have a PhD (or be at the stage of having submitted) in an appropriate science area and significant experience, preferably related to vegetation monitoring using radiative transfer models and EO. They should also have extensive experience of programming in Pyton or a high level of competence in another computer language. Details/application | Further particulars. Closes: 4/20/12. Posted: 4/10/12.

Ecosystem Modeling: A 2-year Research Assistant Professor position is available with the Jornada Basin Long Term Ecological Research Program and in collaboration with a recently funded National Science Foundation Macrosystems Project to study effects of changes in the North American monsoon on ecosystems of the American Southwest. The position is located on the campus of New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, NM. The successful applicant must have a Ph.D. (in hand by hire date) in biology, natural resources, or closely related field; and one year experience in using or developing quantitative tools, such as simulation models, statistical models, GIS, or remote sensing. Responsibilities include to: (1) Develop biotic parameters to run complex ecosystems simulation models for important native grasses and shrubs currently found in the deserts of the Southwestern US, as well as important exotic grasses likely to be found in the future in these deserts; (2) Apply knowledge of soils, vegetation, climate, and other national databases to obtain model parameters for the Southwestern region; (3) Develop improved approaches for mapping the presence and abundance of exotic grasses using remote sensing and other geospatial data; (4) Develop or modify model routines for simulating conditional plot sizes and spatial extents in the models; (5) Work with data from diverse sources while applying knowledge of various field data collection procedures related to vegetation and soils; (6) Access and analyze long-term data from many sites relevant to ecosystem dynamics in the SW region; and (7) Collaborate with team members from the University of Arizona, NMSU, and other state institutions and federal agencies. Benefits. Applications should be emailed to: Dr. Debra Peters (debpeter@nmsu.edu), USDA ARS Jornada Experimental Range, NMSU, PO Box 30003, MSC 3JER, Las Cruces, NM 88003. Posted: 2/16/12.

Terrestrial Ecosystem/Global Change Ecology: The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks a creative and energetic postdoctoral associate to participate in research on carbon dynamics of forest recovery and how these are shaped by climate. Desired qualifications include a background in ecosystem ecology, global ecology, or theoretical ecology; solid mathematical and computational skills; and experience with data synthesis and/or ecosystem modeling. The associate will be jointly advised by Kristina Anderson-Teixeira and Evan DeLucia (University of Illinois). Pending final authorization, funding will be available for two years beginning August 2012. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign offers highly competitive salary and excellent health care benefits. Questions about this position should be addressed to Kristina Anderson-Teixeira (kateixei@illinois.edu) or Evan DeLucia (delucia@illinois.edu). Interested parties should send a letter of application, CV and the names of three referees via email to Melinda Laborg (laborg@uiuc.edu). Female and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. Applications will be reviewed starting 1 May 2012. Posted: 4/11/12.

Terrestrial Ecosystem Function and Environmental Change: The Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment is based on the Hawkesbury campus of the University of Western Sydney at the foot of Blue Mountains. The Institute is seeking to appoint a high quality, energetic researcher to the position of Research Fellow for 5 years. Applicants should have expertise within the broad areas of: ecology, biodiversity and sustainability of terrestrial ecosystems; soil science and microbial ecology; and, physiological processes underpinning adaptation of plants to a changing environment. This is an exciting opportunity to undertake research in areas targeted towards the interests of Professor Peter Reich and Professor Mark Tjoelker. A range of relevant projects are suggested on the Hawkesbury Institute website. The project need not be limited to one of these. Remuneration Package: Academic Level A $86,942 (AUD) to $92,239 (AUD) comprising salary $73,467(AUD) to $77,943 (AUD) p.a. plus 17% Superannuation and Leave Loading. Position Enquiries: Professor Peter Reich, p.reich@uws.edu.au. Closing Date: 23 October 2011. How to Apply: Go to the web site http://uws.nga.net.au/cp/ and scroll to the job reference 696/11. Click on the reference number and follow the instructions at the bottom of the page on ‘How To Apply’. Posted: 9/29/11.

Terrestrial Ecosystem Modeling: The Climate Science Department of the Earth Sciences Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has an exciting opportunity for a postdoctoral researcher with expertise in terrestrial ecosystem modeling with an emphasis on tropical forests. Structural process-level uncertainty in terrestrial carbon cycling processes will be a key focus, and identifying key terrestrial ecosystem processes for next-generation model development will be an important research goal. The work will be part of the DOE-sponsored Climate Science for a Sustainable Energy Future (CSSEF) project. The position offers an excellent environment for working with a highly skilled interdisciplinary team and will require strong motivation and excellent oral and written communication skills. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory is a renowned center of scientific expertise in many facets of climate-related fundamental and applied science. The successful candidate will focus on characterizing and reducing uncertainty in CLM, the land-surface model integrated in CESM. The research will address several sources of uncertainty, including: (1) representation and parameterization of ecosystem processes in CLM, with an emphasis on processes affecting trees; (2) spatial heterogeneity; and (3) climate forcing and CO2 fertilization. Developing and applying inverse methods, sensitivity analyses, and data assimilation approaches is also of interest. The work will require an applicant with a wide range of skills, which may include: (1) use and development of state-of-the-art terrestrial ecosystem models; (2) knowledge of uncertainty, sensitivity, inverse modeling, and data assimilation (including remote sensing) methods; (3) oral and written presentation of results; and (4) ability to work in an integrated team environment. A recent PhD is required. Note: This is a one-year term appointment with the possibility of renewal based upon performance, funding, and operational need. Apply online (job 74051) and follow the instructions to complete the application process. Posted: 1/17/12.

Terrestrial Ecosystem Modeling: The Earth & Environmental Sciences Department at Lehigh University has an opening for one or two postdostoral associates as part of NSF Macrosystems Biology (MSB) and DOE MIT sponsored funding. The MSB project aims to explore nonlinear responses of ecosystems to climate extremes, such as floods and droughts. We will make extensive use of the Ameriflux network and new NEON data to enhance our development of the Terrestrial Ecosystem Model (TEM), as well as IPCC AR5 climate data for experiments with future scenarios. The DOE-MIT project focuses on using these data to improve NCAR’s CLM-CN model. The postdoctoral associate(s) will have the opportunity to use the CLM-CN within the NCAR CESM or the MIT Integrated Global Systems Model (IGSM) to explore questions related to carbon cycling within coupled atmosphere-land systems. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in earth sciences or related fields. Knowledge of Fortran or C++ as well as IDL (or Matlab or grads), and experience in scientific computing, are desired. Starting date is September or earlier. All interested applicants please send your CV and contact information for at least 3 references to Benjamin Felzer (bsf208@lehigh.edu). Posted: 9/9/11, revised: 5/30/12.

Boundary Layer Meteorology, Agricultural Ecology/Engineering: A post-doc position is available to join a research group at Tennessee State University (Nashville, TN) focused on eddy covariance and chamber measurements, and modeling of greenhouse gases (GHGs) emissions, plant growth, irrigation and fertilization for agricultural lands. Prospective candidates need to have a strong background in boundary layer meteorology, as well as extensive IT and programming skills. The position is aimed to improve the capabilities of an existing plant growth model to simulate the soil-water-fertilizer-plant-air interaction to improve water and fertilizer efficiency and yield, and reduce GHGs. Finally, the model will be converted to an online geospatial tool so that stakeholders can easily access and use. > Requires a PhD in boundary-layer meteorology, computer science, ecology, agricultural engineering, geospatial information, or related field; modeling and instrumentation (eddy covariance) experience preferred; demonstrated record of writing and/or publishing of manuscripts. Online App. Form: https://jobs.tnstate.edu. Please contact Dr. Junming Wang (jwang2@tnstate.edu) if you have any questions. Application Due: 3/13/2012. Posted: 3/2/12.

Biosphere-Atmosphere Interactions: Three post-doctoral positions are available starting in the spring of 2012 in the groups of Professors Gabriel Katul, Ram Oren, and Sari Palmroth (Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University) and Amilcare Porporato (Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Duke University). The positions are for 1 year each, renewable up to 2-3 years depending on funding. We are looking for motivated candidates, having strong background in one or more of the following areas: Computational fluid mechanics or hydraulics, biosphere-atmosphere numerical modeling, and field research/experience in eddy-covariance methods and corollary approaches. Background in engineering or physics is desirable but not required. The successful candidates will join a team of students and post-doctoral fellows working on constraining the simultaneous effects of elevated atmospheric CO2, temperature, and shifts in rainfall patterns on ecosystem carbon fluxes using multi-scale resource optimization theories, hydraulic controls on carbon cycling and water/energy exchange rates of Southern Conifers, and Micrometeorological methods for inferring whole canopy evapotranspiration in large agricultural structures. For further information, see the full job ad or e-mail gaby at duke dot edu. Interested applicants should send a curriculum vitae, and the names of three references to Prof. Gabriel Katul, Nicholas School of the Environment, Box 90328, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708-0328. Applications will be considered until the positions are filled. Posted: 11/8/11.

Forest Biogeochemistry Modeling: A 30-month post-doctoral position (1st June 2012 -- 30th November 2014) in forest biogeochemistry modeling is available at the Earth and Life Institute (Universite catholique de Louvain, Belgium) EcoRisk is a 4-year project funded by the Belgian Science Policy, involving 4 research teams (University of Antwerp, Universite catholique de Louvain, Royal Meteorological Institute, Belgian Nuclear Research Centre). It aims at designing a decision support tool capable of modeling scenarios of forest growth, nutrient uptake and pollutant behaviour under different forest, soil, groundwater and climate conditions in Belgian forests. Within this project, the candidate will develop a specific nutrient module and will ensure its coupling to the existing ANAFORE stand growth model. This module will concentrate on P and base cations, using a mechanistic approach allowing to take into account major soil feedbacks while considering forest response to global change. Qualifications: - Ph.D in soil science, forest science or related fields; - Strong modeling capabilities and knowledge of at least one programming language; - Indepth knowledge of forest ecosystem processes, especially of biogeochemistry; - Ability to communicate/report clearly in English, both orally and in writing. Some knowledge of French or willingness to learn French language expected; - Ability to work in a team and independently; - A laboratory and field experience in soil /plant / forest science is an additional advantage. Hosting team: The Earth and Life Institute comprises more than 300 scientists --bioengineers, physicists, agronomists, ecologists, geographers, microbiologists -- working on the understanding and management of natural and anthropized systems, at various spatial and temporal scales. Within the Pole 'Environmental Sciences' of this institute, the candidate will be attached to a team working on the biogeochemistry of forest ecosystems. He will strongly interact with the other partners of the project, as well as with internal and external collaborators. Potential candidates are invited to send a curriculum vitae and a letter of recommendation by email (quentin.ponette@uclouvain.be) as soon as possible, and before May 7th (closing date). Based on this, a short list of candidates will be retained for an interview (video conference is possible for foreign candidates) between May 9th and May 11th. Expected starting date is 1st June 2012. For further information: quentin.ponette@uclouvain.be, mathieu.jonard@uclouvain.be. Posted: 4/17/12.

Land-Surface Biogeochemical Modeler: Postdoctoral Researcher - 74047. The Climate Sciences Department of the Earth Sciences Division has an exciting opportunity for a postdoctoral researcher with expertise in development, testing, and application of below- and aboveground biogeochemical models, with focus on high-latitude systems and atmospheric feedbacks. The work will be part of the DOE-sponsored Next Generation Ecosystem Experiment (NGEE), whose ultimate goals include the development of a mechanistic high-latitude land model capable of integration with CESM and characterization of potential atmospheric feedbacks under expected climate change. The position offers an excellent environment for working with a highly skilled interdisciplinary team and will require strong motivation and excellent oral and written communication skills. Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory is a renowned center of scientific expertise in many facets of climate-related fundamental and applied science. The successful candidate will work on, in CLM, static and dynamic vegetation, soil biogeochemistry, testing the model against extant and new NGEE observations, and applying the model to characterize feedbacks. The work will focus on several groups of important high-latitude processes, including: (1) characterization of high-latitude vegetation; (2) prediction of future vegetation distributions; (3) vegetation-mediated biophysical feedbacks with the atmosphere; (4) interactions between vegetation and soil microbial N demands; and (5) impacts on the surface energy and GHG budgets due to decadal-scale changes in vegetation, biogeochemistry, and hydrology. The work will require an applicant with a wide range of skills: (1) use of state-of-the-art land-surface models (i.e., CLM); (2) understanding of methods to model vegetation and belowground processes and dynamics; (3) oral and written presentation of results; and (4) ability to work in an integrated team environment. Must have a recent PhD in applicable discipline. Note: This is a one-year term appointment with the possibility of renewal annually based upon performance, funding, and operational need. Apply online. Posted: 1/19/12.

Biogeochemistry/Hydrology, Transport Models: Postdoctoral Researcher - 3D Reactive Transport Models - 74048. The Climate Sciences Department of the Earth Sciences Division has an exciting opportunity for a scientist with expertise in development, testing, and application of three-dimensional (3D) reactive transport models, with specific focus on high-latitude biogeochemistry and hydrology. The work will be part of the DOE-sponsored Next Generation Ecosystem Experiment (NGEE), whose ultimate goals include the development of a mechanistic high-latitude land model capable of integration with CESM and characterization of potential atmospheric feedbacks under expected climate change. The position offers an excellent environment for working with a highly skilled interdisciplinary team and will require strong motivation and excellent oral and written communication skills. Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory is a renowned center of scientific expertise in many facets of climate-related fundamental and applied science. The successful candidate will focus on integration of C and N biogeochemical reaction networks in a 3D model (e.g., PFLOTRAN, Amanzi), testing of the model against extant and new NGEE observations, application of the model to characterize feedbacks, and scaling approaches applicable to an ESM-scale land model (i.e., CLM). The work will focus on several groups of important high-latitude processes, including: (1) biogeochemistry of GHG fluxes from thawing permafrost, wetlands, and thermokarst lakes; (2) interactions between vegetation and microbial N demands; and (3) impacts on the surface energy and GHG budgets due to decadal-scale changes in vegetation, biogeochemistry, and hydrology. The work will require an applicant with a wide range of skills: (1) use of state-of-the-art land-surface models (i.e., CLM); (2) understanding of methods to model vegetation and belowground processes and dynamics; (3) oral and written presentation of results; and (4) ability to work in an integrated team environment. Must have a recent PhD in applicable discipline. Note: This is a one-year term appointment with the possibility of renewal annually based upon performance, funding, and operational need. Apply online. Posted: 1/19/12.

High-Latitude Terrestrial Ecosystems and Atmospheric Feedbacks: Postdoctoral Researcher - 73493. The Earth Science Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has an exciting opportunity for a Postdoctoral Fellow who will analyze interactions between terrestrial ecosystems and the atmosphere, with a particular emphasis on high-latitude feedbacks. The position offers an excellent environment for working with a highly skilled interdisciplinary team and will require strong motivation and excellent oral and written communication skills. Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory is a renowned center of scientific expertise in many facets of climate-related fundamental and applied science. The successful candidate will focus on several groups of important high-latitude processes, including: (1) biogeochemistry of CO2 and CH4 from thawing permafrost, wetlands, and thermokarst lakes; (2) boreal forest fires and subsequent effects on GHG emissions, aerosols, black carbon, and surface albedo; and (3) impacts on the surface energy and CO2 budgets due to changes in vegetation and nutrient cycling. Analyzing and quantifying uncertainty in feedbacks between the atmosphere and terrestrial biosphere will be an important component of the research. The successful candidate may also work on related projects that require land-surface, biogeochemical, and atmospheric modeling expertise. The work will require an applicant with a wide range of skills: (1) use of state-of-the-art land-surface biogeochemical models (preferably CLM); (2) ability to develop representations of complex inter-related terrestrial ecosystem processes suitable for global scale models; (3) development and use of coupled atmosphere and land-surface models to characterize feedbacks; (4) oral and written presentation of results; and (5) ability to work in an integrated team environment. As a Postdoctoral Researcher, you will: • Develop and apply new conceptual models and implement them into numerical land-surface models. • Evaluate uncertainty in land-surface models. • Evaluate land-surface and atmospheric biogeophysical feedbacks and their uncertainty. • Work as a member of a large multidisciplinary research team. • Author technical reports and peer-reviewed journal articles. Qualifications: • Recent PhD. • Ability to develop representations of complex inter-related terrestrial ecosystem processes suitable for global scale models. • Analysis of coupled atmosphere and land-surface models to characterize feedbacks; • Oral and written presentation of results; and • Ability to work in an integrated team environment. Note: This is a full-time one-year term appointment that may be renewed annually based on performance, funding, and operational need. Apply directly online. Posted: 8/22/11.

UV-B Monitoring and Research: The USDA UV-B Monitoring and Research Program at the Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory, Colorado State University seeks a full-time Postdoctoral Fellow. The successful applicant will join a team of scientists, engineers, and programmers and conduct research related to the interaction of aerosols and gases with UV and visible solar radiation. This position is supported by a USDA grant that funds the UVMRP and operation of a UV and visible radiation monitoring network that collects direct, diffuse and total solar radiation at 37 locations in the US, Canada and New Zealand. Qualifications: The successful candidate must have earned a Ph.D. degree in Atmospheric Science, Applied Physics, Mathematics or a related discipline. The applicant should understand important processes affecting the transfer of solar radiation in the atmosphere. A familiarity with radiation transport models is desirable as well as a basic understanding of the role of radiation in climate change scenarios. A background that includes the measurement of atmospheric radiation or processing of radiation data is preferred. The applicant should have a background that includes basic knowledge of the interaction of solar radiation and with aerosols and proficiency in one of the common programming languages such as FORTRAN, C, C++, IDL, or MATLAB, and have good written communication skills. This long-term program has been running for over 17 years, funding of the position is dependent upon continued federal support that is renewed on an annual basis. The position will be filled based on qualifications with a salary in the range of $40-48k per year with benefits. Start date will be as soon as practical upon selection of a candidate. This detailed job description can be found at http://uvb.nrel.colostate.edu under Latest News. To apply, send a PDF of your CV, statement of research interest cover letter that addresses qualifications listed in job announcement and list of publications and three references by e-mail to openposition@uvb.nrel.colostate.edu; or a hard copy of all documents to Rita Deike, Program Assistant, USDA UV-B Monitoring and Research Program, Colorado State University, 419 Canyon Avenue, Suite 226, Fort Collins, CO 80521-2671. Applications will be considered until the position is filled; however, applicants should submit by 5:00 pm MST, on November 30, 2011, for full consideration. Availability for an in person interview is required. Posted: 11/17/11.

Hydrological and biogeochemical modelling: The University of Saskatchewan Global Institute for Water Security is launching a field and model-based program to address issues of agricultural land management in prairie landscapes. The goal of this research program is to develop hydrological and process-based biogeochemical models suited to prairie environments. We will then use these models to develop monitoring programs to characterize the effects of agricultural beneficial management practices on hydrology, biogeochemistry, and indicators of ecosystem health. We are seeking 3 masters students, 1 PhD student and 1 postdoctoral fellow to be a part of a project team, led by Drs. Howard Wheater, John Pomeroy, Cherie Westbrook and Helen Baulch. This project will provide excellent opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration with researchers in both academia, and government, and will build upon existing, long-term monitoring programs at two prairie research sites. Applicants should have a background in a relevant science or engineering discipline. To apply, please send a cover letter outlining your background and interests (including which position you are applying for), your CV, and a list of three references (with their contact information) to water.security@usask.ca. Review of applications will begin January 16, 2012. The anticipated start date is May or Sept 2012. Informal inquiries are welcome – please contact Helen Baulch (helen.baulch@usask.ca) for additional information regarding all positions listed. Hydrological and biogeochemical modelling positions: Postdoctoral fellow - with Dr. John Pomeroy/Dr. Howard Wheater (3 years funding available) We are seeking a postdoctoral fellow with strong programming and numerical modelling skills and experience in water quality modelling or hydrological modelling. Posted: 1/17/12.

Ecohydrology, Geochemistry, Soil Science: The Penn State Shale Hills Critical Zone Observatory (CZO) seeks postdocs to pursue multidisciplinary projects at the CZO. A PhD is required. The applicants should have interest in one or more of the following areas: geomorphology, geochemistry, soil science, tracer or computational hydrology, ecohydrology, hydropedology, or hydrogeophysics. Interested candidates should write to any faculty member at the CZO and send a copy to Susan Brantley (sxb7@psu.edu) and Jennifer Williams (jzw126@psu.edu). The application should include 1) cover letter describing experience/interests/date of availability; 2) CV; 3) email addresses for 4 references. See the full job ad at the CZO link above. Posted: 4/23/12.

Hydrology, Geomorphology, and Riparian Habitat: The USGS Mendenhall Research Fellowship Program provides an opportunity for postdoctoral fellows to conduct concentrated research in association with USGS professional staff, as well as with staff in sister agencies. Mendenhall Fellows are appointed to the USGS for two years and receive full salary and benefits at the GS-12 level. Detailed descriptions of each research opportunity and information about how to apply are available at http://geology.usgs.gov/postdoc/. 21. Hydrology, Geomorphology, and Riparian Habitat in the Upper and Middle Verde River The Verde River basin in central Arizona is a prime example of an area experiencing a severe and growing problem that will become increasingly critical for Arizona and the Nation: the need to balance the water supply needs of a growing population and vibrant economy against the water supply required to maintain an acceptable state of ecological health in the riparian environment. Numerous stakeholders, including local governments, State agencies, municipal water providers, environmental groups, and citizen work groups, have participated in attempting to guide the future of water resources in the Verde River basin, at times with conflicting views and goals. For more details, see the links above. The application deadline is February 21, 2012. Posted: 1/17/12.

Ecohydrology: Post-doc, University of Wyoming — Impacts of Bark Beetles on Rocky Mountain Forest Hydrology. The regional epidemic of bark beetles in western North America is affecting multiple conifer species across a wide elevation range with profound implications for regional hydrology. Funding is available for three years from the Wyoming Water Development commission for a post-doc to study how the peaking bark beetle epidemic changes water budgets at scales ranging from individual trees to mountain ranges. The post-doc would synthesize data from multiple years before and during the bark beetle outbreak using the Terrestrial Regional Ecosystem Exchange Simulator (TREES) model and use their expertise to supervise new measurements and analyses of the response of forest hydrology to succession after the bark beetle outbreak. Appropriate expertise includes any of the following: measurement, analytical or predictive modeling tools related to plant ecophysiology, ecosystem ecology or ecohydrology. Applicants should send a cv and a brief letter stating specific research interests, research accomplishments, and future research objectives as well as the names and contact information for three professional references as a single pdf file to Brent Ewers (beewers@uwyo.edu) and Elise Pendall (pendall@uwyo.edu). Review of applications will begin Mar. 1, 2012 and continue until suitable candidates are identified. Posted: 2/2/12.

Ecohydrology: Postdoctoral Researcher, Stanford University. Are you a hydrologist or ecologist with a desire to make game-changing contributions at the nexus of water, development and conservation? Do you have a personal desire to solve some of our biggest environmental problems at local and global scales? Do you thrive in an environment where your ideas are refined by interactions with experts from other fields, and where your work is tested and applied in real-world decisions? The Natural Capital Project (NatCap) is a partnership among Stanford University’s Woods Institute for the Environment, University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment, The Nature Conservancy, and World Wildlife Fund developing tools to model and map the distribution of biodiversity and the flow of multiple ecosystem services across land- and seascapes. Our freshwater team is based in Stanford, CA and we have active partners around the globe. We now have an open position for a postdoctoral researcher starting Jan 1st 2012. Come help us make a global impact on major decisions about human well-being, sustainability, and the use of our lands and waters. Duties will include developing, implementing, testing and reporting in peer-reviewed journals our water-related ecosystem services models. Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in hydrology, ecohydrology, agricultural engineering, civil engineering, quantitative/spatial ecology or a related field. Established publication record in peer-reviewed journals. Strong interest in, and commitment to using science to inform policy. Experience in ArcGIS geographic information system and familiarity with MATLAB, Python, FORTRAN, C++, VB, or Java. Experience working with collaborators from diverse backgrounds and the capacity and interest to work with interdisciplinary teams. Excellent verbal and written communication skills with both technical and non-technical audiences. Interested applicants are invited to send CV and cover letter by email to Guy Ziv, Scientific Development Lead: guyziv@stanford.edu. Posted: 12/14/11.

Ecohydrologist/Ecosystem Ecologist: The Environment and Natural Resources Institute at the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA)is seeking an Ecohydrologist/Ecosystem Ecologist for a 2-year postdoctoral fellow position with field studies at Toolik Lake, Alaska. The research is an Office of Polar Programs Arctic Observing Network EAGER funded project. The study will quantify ecosystem and landscape-scale ecohydrology with a focus on using water vapor isotopes as tools to understand biosphere-atmosphere interactions and as a basis to estimate the magnitudes and patterns of evaporation and transpiration. The project will focus on measuring and monitoring ecosystem water vapor isotope characteristics using a Picarro water vapor isotope analyzer on a micrometerological tower in concert with periodic aircraft campaigns that will simultaneously be measuring water vapor isotope traits at the landscape-scale. The incumbent will operate and maintain a Picarro 2120i water vapor isotope analyzer from mid-May to mid-September 2013 at Toolik Lake. He/she will be responsible for the daily operation and will be comparing and contrasting the isotopic values (and estimated fluxes) to those periodically measured by a research aircraft with over flights in June, July and August. The individual will be stationed at the Toolik Lake Field Station during the summer and at UAA in winter. He/she will become a member of a research team involving colleagues from UAA (Welker) and the University of Alaska Fairbanks (Drs. Jessie Cable and Jessica Cherry). A Ph.D. or previous postdoctoral research experience in hydrology, micrometerology, ecosystem ecology, biogeochemistry, physiological plant ecology is preferred as is prior use of Picarro liquid or water vapor isotope analyzers. The appointment is expected to begin March 2013. Screening of applicants will begin 1 September 2012 and will continue until filled. To be considered please apply to the CAS/Environment and Natural Resources Institute Postdoctoral pool posting #0062261 at http://www.uakjobs.com/. If you have questions, you may contact Jeff Welker at afjmw1@uaa.alaska.edu. Posted: 11/29/11, revised: 6/18/12.

Arctic Climate Downscaling and Arctic Hydrology: The University of Alaska, Fairbanks is soliciting applicants for post doctoral positions in Arctic climate downscaling and Arctic hydrology. Positions are funded by the Alaska Climate Science Center. For full details, see: http://www.snap.uaf.edu/postdocadvert. Application review date set for 9/30/2011. Posted: 9/16/11.

Boreal/Arctic Ecosystem Modeling and Abrupt Climate Change: Postdoc Researcher - 73245. The Earth Sciences Division at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory is seeking a post-doctoral researcher to join our team studying the potential for abrupt climate change in the Arctic. The post-doctoral researcher will focus on the improvement, testing and application of static and dynamic vegetation and biogeochemical models integrated in a global land-surface model. The research will be performed within a team that studies coupled land-surface and climate interactions at regional, circumpolar, and global scales. Analyzing feedbacks between the atmosphere and terrestrial biosphere will be an important component of the research. The position is in collaboration with researchers at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories, the National Center for Atmospheric Research, and U.C. Berkeley. The work will require an applicant with a wide range of skills, including: (1) ability to develop representations of vegetation and inter-related terrestrial ecosystem processes suitable for regional to global scale models; (2) use of state-of-the-art land-surface biogeochemical models (preferably CLM); (3) development and use of coupled atmosphere and land-surface models; (4) oral and written presentation of results; and (5) ability to work in a large and integrated team. The applicant should have a recent Ph.D. in biogeophysics, biometeorology, hydrology, or closely related field. Notes: This is a one-year term appointment with the possibility of renewal based on performance and continuation of funding. Should be available to start as soon as possible. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Apply directly online. Posted: 8/22/11.

Phosphorus Dynamics in Terrestrial and Aquatic Ecosystems: The National Center for Water Quality Research (NCWQR) of Heidelberg University (Tiffin, OH) seeks a highly motivated Research Scientist possessing (1) a Ph.D. degree with research publications and experience relating agricultural BMP programs and watershed export studies, including phosphorus dynamics in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems; (2) proven experience in successful grant-writing as lead writer, grant management and timely project completion; (3) documented leadership qualities and communication skills; and (4) evidence of creativity and innovation in addressing environmental research and information needs. Experience interacting with food producers, soil and water district personnel, and agricultural scientists is highly desirable. A detailed job description is available at the NCWQR link above. The successful applicant will be hired on a year-around appointment with full benefits. To apply, email as attachments (1) a letter explaining your qualifications for this position; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) academic transcripts; (4) up to three recent peer-reviewed publications on which you are the senior author; and (5) the name, affiliation, email address, and telephone number of three references to hr@heidelberg.edu, attention: Nancy Miller. Posted: 6/15/12.

Watershed Hydrology: The Hydrogeology Lab at Michigan State University seeks two postdoctoral researchers in hydrologic modeling, watershed biogeochemistry, and global change impacts. Candidates will join a rapidly growing multidisciplinary team examining the influence of changes in climate and land use on water resources, coastal invasive species, watershed nutrient and pathogen transport, near-shore harmful algal blooms, and the sustainability of agricultural practices. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in a related discipline, a demonstrated ability to conduct high-quality research and work effectively in interdisciplinary teams. Strong computer programming, GIS, remote sensing, and database management skills are desired. For more information visit http://hydrogeology.glg.msu.edu. Applicants should send a letter stating their research interests along with a CV and contact information for three references to Dr. David Hyndman (hyndman@msu.edu, copy to geosci@msu.edu). Applicants attending the fall AGU meeting should arrange for a meeting. Review of applications will begin on November 15th. Posted: 10/17/11.

Biophysical Modelling: The Ohio State University Drs. Jay F. Martin and Stuart A. Ludsin have 2+ years of support for a post-doctoral scientist to conduct biophysical modeling research on Lake Erie and an adjacent watershed. The incumbent will lead a major modeling effort in support of a funded 4-year NSF Combined Human and Natural Systems project that is investigating linkages among climate change, the ecology of western Lake Erie, and human behavior (e.g., farmers, decision-makers) in the largely agricultural Maumee River watershed, which is a primary source of sediments and nutrients to western Lake Erie. The Post-doc's primary responsibilities will be two-fold: 1) to predict how climate and watershed land use interact to affect downstream (Lake Erie) ecosystem attributes (e.g., water clarity, harmful algal blooms, fisheries production) by integrating an existing hydrology/watershed model that is driven by climate and land use/management with established statistical models from western Lake Erie; and 2) to determine if changes in human behavior across the watershed can offset expected impacts of climate change on downstream ecosystem services by conducting computer simulations that use regional climate models to drive linked, spatially-explicit models of public policy, farmer behavior, land management change, and the biophysical system. The Post-doc will be co-supervised by Drs. Martin and Ludsin and work closely with an interdisciplinary team of Ohio State faculty, researchers, and students that includes social scientists, economists and communication specialists. The post-doc also will collaborate with Dr. Carlo DeMarchi, a watershed modeler at Case Western. The Post-doc is expected to write manuscripts, present scientific papers, and help mentor students that are conducting related field, laboratory, and modeling research. Opportunities would exist to participate in field and lab work, gain university teaching experience, attend training workshops, and write research grants. Support to attend scientific meetings will be provided annually. The incumbent would join the Aquatic Ecology Laboratory, which is housed within the Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology, or the Ecological Engineering Program, which is located within the department of Food, Agricultural & Biological Engineering. A successful applicant will be creative, motivated, and capable of working well both independently and cooperatively within an interdisciplinary group. Minimum qualifications include a PhD in ecology, engineering, aquatic sciences, biostatistics, or a related field. Strong quantitative and communication skills are required. Ideal candidates will have biophysical modeling experience in hydrology, ecological engineering, or aquatic ecology, experience in developing/coding statistical and/or simulation models, and familiarity with GIS. To apply: Submit a cover letter, CV, and names/contact information of three references to Stuart Ludsin at ludsin.1@osu.edu and Jay Martin at martin.1130@osu.edu (please put "Post-Doc" somewhere in the subject line). Application review will begin on October 1, 2011 and will continue until a suitable candidate is found. An ideal start date would be fall 2011 or winter 2011-2012. Posted: 9/19/11.

Environmental Modeling/GIS/Bioenergy: Post Doctoral Fellow (100%), Environmental Resources and Policy/Agribusiness Economics, Southern Illinois University Carbondale. The post-doctoral will work within an interdisciplinary project on the provision of multiple ecosystem services on floodplains, funded by the Nature Conservancy. The fellow will be responsible for modeling and estimating the economic and ecosystem service effects of biomass plantings on floodplains along the Mississippi river using the EPIC model, and assist in report preparation. The effects will be mapped and compared with current crops and management choices. Required qualifications: Doctoral Degree in Geography, Agricultural or Environmental Engineering, Environmental or Natural Resource Economics or equivalent field. Preference will be given to applicants with modeling experience, GIS training and knowledge of US agriculture. Applicant must have good technical writing skills. Strong work ethic required. The annual salary range is $38-46k, based on experience, with full benefits. Term of appointment: Position begins fall 2011 and is expected to continue for two years; continuation is contingent upon performance and available contract/grant funding. Application Deadline: September 15, 2011, or until filled. Application Procedure: Submit a letter of application, vitae, and three letters of recommendation to: Silvia Secchi – ssecchi@siu.edu, Assistant Professor, Energy and Environmental Policy, Department of Agribusiness Economics, Co-Director, Environmental Resources & Policy Ph.D. Program, Agriculture Building – Mail Code 4410, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 1205 Lincoln Drive, Carbondale, IL 62901. Posted: 8/19/11.

Forest and Wetland Responses to Elevated CO2: Seeking a Post-Doctoral Associate to archive and synthesize data sets from two long-term elevated carbon dioxide experiments. The ideal candidate will have a background in ecosystem-level carbon cycling and skills relevant to data archiving, extraction, synthesis, and modeling. The candidate will use software designed for extracting and organizing varied and complex data sets, provide data to modelers for synthetic modeling exercises, and publish synthetic analyses of data from the two experiments. One experiment is ongoing and has 25 years of data from a tidal marsh; the other has 10 years of data from a scrub oak forest. The sets include data on carbon fluxes such as net ecosystem exchange and carbon pools in plants and soils. The Associate will interact with groups from other elevated carbon dioxide experiments engaged in synthetic modeling. The Associate will be based at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, a 2,650 acre complex of forests, farms, wetlands and Chesapeake Bay shoreline. The Center's 100+ employees commute from both nearby rural towns and nearby urban areas such as Annapolis, MD and Washington, DC. The appointment is for one year and may be renewed for one additional year, and the salary is $45k per year. To apply, e-mail a letter of interest and CV to the address below. Applications will be reviewed beginning Jun 29th until the position is filled. Dr. Patrick Megonigal, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, P.O. Box 28, Edgewater, MD 21037-0028. megonigal@serc.si.edu or 443-482-2346. Posted: 6/14/12.

Ecosystem Ecology/Biogeochemistry: We invite applications for a postdoctoral fellow to study ecosystem level interactions between elevated CO2, nitrogen pollution, and plant invasion. The successful applicant will be part of an interdisciplinary team that is investigating the effects of multiple interacting global change factors on plant invasion, intraspecific genetic diversity, plant ecophysiology, and ecosystem ecology. Ideally the postdoctoral fellow will quantify changes in nutrient biogeochemistry and/or plant ecophysiology in a tidal wetland ecosystem. The research will be conducted at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center in the newest global change experiment within the Smithsonian Global Change Research Wetland (GCReW). The GCReW is home to the world's longest continuously running elevated CO2 experiment and several other global change experiments. The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center is a 2,650 hectare complex of upland forest, farmland and wetlands. Many of the Center's 100+ full-time employees commute from nearby Annapolis, MD and Washington, DC. This is a one year, grant-funded position, and continuation for another year is possible given satisfactory performance. The post doctoral fellow will be based in Dr. J. Patrick Megonigal's Biogeochemistry lab. Candidates with research interests in terrestrial ecosystem ecology, biogeochemistry, or physiological plant ecology are preferred. The position comes with a stipend of $45k per year plus a health allowance. To apply, please e-mail a short letter of interest describing experience and qualifications (1-2 pages), CV, and list of references by March 23, 2012 to Dr. Thomas J. Mozdzer (mozdzert@si.edu). Review of applications will begin immediately, and the search will continue until a suitable applicant is found. Preferred start date would be in May or early June 2012. Posted: 3/9/12.

Global Change at the Marsh-Mangrove Ecotone: Department of Biology, Villanova University. We are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work on a new NASA-funded project examining the ecosystem implications of coastal species shifts. The postdoctoral researcher will undertake a series of global change manipulations at the interface of marshes and mangroves at Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge at Cape Canaveral, FL. The successful candidate must have completed a Ph.D. in ecology or related field and demonstrated the ability to publish high-quality papers. We seek a highly-motivated individual with abilities to work resourcefully in a remote field setting, implement and maintain field manipulations, interface with NASA personnel, and publish creative papers in ecosystem ecology. The postdoc will work primarily with Dr. Samantha Chapman and Dr. Adam Langley in the Department of Biology at Villanova University and should be comfortable training and mentoring undergraduates and graduate students. However, the project experimentation will require long stays in Florida. The successful candidate will have input in shaping future research directions for this project. The salary will be 44-47K + benefits (2 years of funding available, pending successful performance). Start date target is Fall 2012. Send a letter of interest, CV, up to three relevant reprints, and thenames and contact information of three references (electronic versions preferred) to samantha.chapman@villanova.edu. Review of applications will commence on June 15th and continue until the position is filled. Posted: 5/18/12.

Macrosystems Ecology: Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research scientist to join an NSF-funded group to address questions about the worldwide encroachment of saltmarsh ecosystems by mangroves. We seek an independent and motivated scientist with a record of scholarly productivity to (1) characterize the process of mangrove-invasion into saltmarshes globally and (2) test hypotheses for this process by integrating field studies with high-resolution satellite observations. The successful applicant will develop a research program related to the overarching goals of the project to understand the drivers of mangrove invasion across spatial scales and levels of ecological organization. This is a collaborative effort between the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) (Dr. Candy Feller, Dr. Richard Osman, and Dr. John Parker) and the University of Maryland College Park (Dr. Daniel Gruner and Dr. James Kellner) that is funded by the macrosystems biology program of NSF. Required: A PhD in biogeography, ecology, environmental science, geography, invasion biology, quantitative ecology, or a closely related discipline is required. The position requires strong statistical and computational skills, and proficiency with remote sensing and geographic information systems. Quantitative abilities should go beyond standard software packages. Proficiency in R and experience handling large datasets are desired. Excellent written and oral communication abilities are essential. Willingness to participate in field studies in mangrove/saltmarsh ecosystems is required. The initial appointment will be for two years subject to annual performance review. The position is based in the Department of Geographical Sciences at the University of Maryland and the successful applicant will work closely with collaborators at SERC in Edgewater, MD. Study sites are distributed worldwide, including the current range extent of mangroves in saltmarsh ecosystems in Florida, Texas, Mexico, Brazil, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Australia and New Zealand. UMD is in the Washington DC metropolitan area, and offers numerous opportunities for collaboration and professional development with scientists at federal and private agencies (e.g., NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Smithsonian Institution, the Joint Global Change Research Institute, and Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, among others). How to apply: (1) submit a cover letter outlining your research interests and your qualifications for the position; (2) a current curriculum vitae; (3) 1 – 3 relevant publications or other evidence of written communication abilities; and (4) names and contact information (email address, phone number) for three professional references. Email your application as a single PDF file to jkellner@umd.edu with “macrosystems postdoc” in the subject line. Review of applications will begin on 4/1/2012 and will continue until the position is filled. Start date is negotiable. Questions may be sent to Dr. James R. Kellner at jkellner@umd.edu with the words “macrosystems postdoc question” in the subject line. Posted: 3/6/12.

Plant/Ecosystem Ecology of Boreal Forests: A postdoctoral position is available at the Northern Plant Ecology Lab in the Department of Biology, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK Canada. Research will focus on landscape interactions of disturbance and succession, plant-soil interactions, and/or plant invasion and migration ecology in boreal forests (Alaska, Yukon, and Saskatchewan). Successful candidates should have demonstrated expertise in some of the following: dendrochronology, simulation modeling, advanced statistics, manipulative field experiments, nutrient cycling, and/or soil microbial ecology. Specific research topics will depend on applicant’s skills, interests, and fit with existing projects in the NPEL. Applicants are expected to be self-motivated, capable of working collegially with an interdisciplinary team, and have skills and interest in mentoring graduate and undergraduate students. Start date is flexible; however, applicants able to start in May-September 2012 may have an advantage. Salary: $40k/year for one year, with renewal of a second year dependent on performance and funding. Please send application materials in the form of a cover letter and CV with three references to Dr. Jill Johnstone by email at jill.johnstone@usask.ca. The position is open until filled; review of applications will begin on 15 April, 2012. Posted: 3/7/12.

Boreal Ecosystem Ecology: MS,PhD and postdoctoral positions in Ecosystem Ecology are available in the Department of Biology at the University of Florida. I am seeking students interested in the effects of climate warming on the ecology of Alaskan Boreal forests and Arctic tundra. Students will participate in ongoing studies and develop new research on the ecological impacts of changing fire regimes and permafrost thaw on vegetation dynamics, plant-soil interactions, nutrient and carbon cycling, or soil ecology. Candidates with field experience and interests in plant, soil, or fire ecology are encouraged to apply. Benefits include stipend, tuition waiver, health insurance, support for summer fieldwork in some of the most beautiful parts of Alaska, and winter in sunny Florida. Candidates should submit a cover letter describing their background, research interests, and qualifications for the position, as well as a current CV to Michelle Mack (mcmack@ufl.edu) and an application to the Department of Biology (due December 15, 2011). Posted: 12/1/11.

Ecosystem Ecology: We invite applications for a two year post-doctoral position in Ecosystem Ecology, on the topic of Responses of Ecosystem Properties to Elevation in Contrasting Mountain Systems (Ref. Nr. 1938/2012) at the Department of Forest Ecology and Management at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, at Umeå, Sweden. The position is fully financed, including salary and benefits. The intended start date is March 1 2013, although there is some flexibility around this. The postdoctoral researcher will be actively involved in a project on comparison of elevational gradients that transcend treelines in mountain systems in Europe, New Zealand, the USA and South America. Specifically, this project will explore how key ecosystem properties (particularly those related to nutrient availability) vary in response to elevation, and whether there are consistent or recurrent patterns across mountain systems in different regions. There is the expectation that the researcher will be actively involved in the design, fieldwork, data analysis, and write-up of this work. The project is collaborative, and has active involvement of researchers in the USA, UK and France as well as in Umeå. This position would be particularly ideal for researchers that have an interest in the community and ecosystem ecology of mountain ecosystems. The required qualification for this position is a PhD in Ecology or a related subject, preferably with experience in field-based ecology, and preferably completed in the previous three years. We would also expect the researcher to have a reasonable level of physical fitness for fieldwork in mountains, and to have the capacity to travel for fieldwork. Applications for this position should include a curriculum vitae including a full list of publications, a brief description of research interests, and a list of at least two references familiar with the applicant's qualifications and experience. Further information is available from Professor David Wardle SLU Umeå, Department of Forest Ecology and Management, e-mail: David.Wardle@.slu.se Applications, marked with Ref No SLU # 1938/2012, must arrive at the Registrar of SLU, P.O. Box 7070, S- 750 07 Uppsala or registrator@slu.se no later than 20 August 2012. Posted: 6/21/11, revised: 6/14/12.

Ecological Data Analysis and Modelling: A Postdoctoral Research Fellowship is available in Dr Ian Wright’s rapidly-growing plant ecology group at Macquarie University (Sydney, Australia). This position will include data compilation and statistical and graphical analysis of global plant trait datasets. The position is funded as part of the Australian Research Council Discovery Project “Next-generation vegetation model based on functional traits” (Chief Investigators: Colin Prentice and Ian Wright). The successful candidate will work closely with both Wright and Prentice as part of a large international team (including other members of the Prentice/Harrison Biosphere and Climate Dynamics group) undertaking data analysis and hypothesis testing on traits, model construction using these findings, and model evaluation using large-scale observational benchmarks. Essential criteria include a PhD in a relevant field (e.g. plant biology, ecology, biogeography, environmental science); excellent quantitative skills (data analysis, interpretation, statistics); proven ability to publish in well-regarded peer-reviewed journals; strong interpersonal skills; good written and spoken English. A background in plant ecophysiology or ecology would be an advantage, and experience in programming in R or a related language is highly desirable. This position is up to 2 years duration, with an attractive salary package (ca. $70k/year). Probationary conditions may apply (normally 12 months). Closing date for applications is June 10th. The position is available immediately. Further information can be found at: http://bio.mq.edu.au/~iwright/postdocinfo.htm. Candidates in their application must address the essential criteria specifically listed in the pre-screening questions, as well as provide a detailed curriculum vitae, academic record and publications list. Posted: 5/11/12, revised: 5/14/12.

Ecological Modeling: The University of Florida, Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center is accepting applications for a postdoctoral associate with expertise in ecological modeling to join a multi-agency team with researchers from the University of Florida, US Fish and Wildlife Service, US Geological Survey and National Park Service. Objectives for this position include (1) collaborating on the development of species distribution models for species of interest in the southeastern US (including threatened and endangered species, invasive species, and/or other species of concern); (2) integrating climate change and sea level rise parameters into spatially-explicit population models for selected species; (3) evaluating implications of landscape connectivity for climate change adaptation; (4) developing independent or side projects that complement or follow from objectives 1—3. The postdoc will collaborate on project objectives, help develop proposals to secure additional research support, write manuscripts, and present their work at scientific meetings. There will be abundant opportunities for interaction with scientists from UF, other universities and the federal government through partnerships with the Peninsular Florida Landscape Conservation Cooperative and Southeastern Climate Science Center among others. Candidates for this position should have (1) a Ph.D. in ecology or similar, (2) demonstrable experience in at least some of the following sub-disciplines: spatial ecology, conservation biology, landscape ecology, wildlife biology and population modeling; (3) proficiency with the R statistical package; (4) a publication record; and (5) the ability and desire to work as part of a collaborative team. The position will be supervised by Dr. James Watling. Start date is flexible, but ideally around 1 July 2012. Annual salary is $40-45K, depending on experience. To apply, please email a single pdf document including a cover letter describing your research interests and qualifications, CV and contact information for three references to watlingj@ufl.edu. Posted: 4/17/12.

Ecological Modeling: Funding is available for 2 post-docs via the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE). Research Participation Program, Office of Research and Development, National Exposure Research Laboratory, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Athens, GA, EPA-ORD/NERL-ERD-2011-05. Postdoctoral research training opportunities in ecological modeling for chemical exposures are currently available at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) National Environmental Exposure Laboratory in Athens, Georgia. This project involves the integration and application of existing ecological exposure models to assess pesticide risks to threatened and endangered species. Research under this project directly supports the EPA's Endangered Species Protection Program (ESPP) to help promote the recovery of listed species. Our objective is to integrate, improve, and further develop available EPA models for estimating chemical exposures in aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems while incorporating important fate and transport processes. Details on how to apply. Posted: 8/31/11.

Modeling Ecosystem Services: School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University. We are seeking an outstanding postdoctoral researcher to undertake research to assess the effects of woody-plant encroachment on multiple ecosystem services, determine how this shift is modulated by long-term precipitation, and understand how it affects the stakeholders benefitting from these ecosystems. The primary research project would involve modeling existing data available from the Chihuahuan Desert Grassland in New Mexico and the Tallgrass Prairie in Kansas as well as some collection and analysis of primary field data. A successful candidate will have a PhD in a related field (e.g., Geography, Ecology); experience in one or more of the following topics: ecosystem modeling techniques, woody plant encroachment, or ecosystem services. The applicant should have a good publication record and a demonstrated ability to work independently. The successful applicant would be primarily based in the lab of Dr. Osvaldo Sala in the School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University, but would also be co-supervised by co-PIs, Dr. Elena Bennett (McGill University) and Billie Turner (ASU). Applicants should submit a CV, a statement detailing how their research interests align with the focus of the project, and the names and contact information for three references. Estimated start date is October 1st, or as soon as the candidate is available. The position will be offered for one year, with potential for renewal for a second year. Please submit applications by September 1st to: Osvaldo Sala (Osvaldo.Sala@asu.edu) and Elena Bennett (Elena.bennett@mcgill.ca). Posted: 6/11/12.

Modeling Ecosystems and Human Health: The Gund Institute for Ecological Economics seeks a postdoctoral researcher to develop rigorous and practical models linking ecosystem changes with changes in human health. The position is part of a new international consortium, comprising more than 25 universities and NGOs, to analyze and quantify relationships between the state of ecosystems and public health. This "Health & Ecosystems: Analysis of Linkages" (HEAL) project aims both to understand these relationships better and to inform conservation and public health decisions with our findings. The 3-year position will be directed by Taylor Ricketts at The University of Vermont and co-advised by Sam Myers, Research Scientist at Harvard's School of Public Health. The postdoctoral researcher will: assess existing empirical and modeling efforts at the interface of ecosystem services and human health; identify promising ecosystems and health outcomes to focus on; and develop and test models linking ecosystem change with changes in human health. The post-doctoral researcher will interact closely with Dr. Myers and other HEAL members, as well as with the Natural Capital Project, another university-NGO partnership focused on mapping and modeling ecosystem services. Qualifications: Applicants must have a doctoral degree in ecology, economics, public health, epidemiology, or related fields by June 2012. Successful candidates will have strong quantitative skills, broad expertise in analyzing social-ecological systems, specific experience in ecological and/or public health modeling, and a commitment to connecting research to real-world issues. Applicants should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references to Taylor Ricketts, Director, Gund Institute (taylor.ricketts@uvm.edu). Review of applications will begin on April 2, 2012 and we anticipate a start date of summer 2012. Posted: 2/21/12.

Marine Environmental/Biogeochemical Modeling: The Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Ecology (Leibniz-ZMT GmbH) currently offers several positions within the frame of the BMBF funded German-Indonesian SPICE III Program (Science for the Protection of Indonesian Coastal Ecosystems).The overarching goal of the bilateral SPICE Program is to address the scientific, social and economic issues related to the management of the Indonesian coastal ecosystems and their resources. In addition to strengthening the existing scientific data base on coastal ecosystems, the program promotes capacity and infrastructure building in the maritime sector in Indonesia and Germany and contributes to education and public awareness. The program is being carried out in cooperation among partners from several Indonesian and German universities and government research institutions. Positions: 1) Research Assistant (PhD-Position) in Ecological Modelling: Modelling Coral reef dynamics in a resource use context Contact: Hauke Reuter, email: hauke.reuter@zmt-bremen.de 2) Research Associate (Post-doc): Reconstruction and modelling of environmental settings and biogeochemical cycles in the mangrove-fringed Segara Anaka Lagoon, Java, Indonesia Contact: Tim Jennerjahn, email: Tim.Jennerjahn@zmt-bremen.de More details of both positions. Review date: 3/20/12. Posted: 3/9/12.

Modelling Human Impacts on Aquatic Ecosystems: One postdoctoral position focusing on modelling the ecological and evolutionary consequences of human impact on aquatic ecosystems is available in the newly established group of Dr. David Boukal at the Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia, Ceske Budejovice (Czech Republic). The position is defined broadly and can be tailored to individual interests. Our ongoing theoretical work focuses mainly on size-, stage- and trait-based approaches to population dynamics and community assembly and on fisheries management and fisheries-induced evolution. Ongoing experiments deal with predator-prey interactions, life histories and phenotypic plasticity in freshwater insects, and community assembly in small pools. Basic qualifications are a PhD in ecology, mathematics or a related field, obtained after 28 March 2008, and a strong interest in quantitative ecology. Previous experience in fisheries, fish/insect population dynamics, studies of life history evolution or community dynamics is a plus. Candidates must be fluent in English (corresponding to CAE or equivalent) or Czech language. Young researchers interested in both experimental and theoretical work are particularly encouraged to apply. The position is funded through a European Social Fund project, and the salary is highly competitive. The position is available from 1 September 2012 for up to 34 months and includes funding for 4-5 months to stay in Prof. Mikko Heino's group at the University of Bergen, Norway and/or Dr. Andrew Beckerman's group at the University of Sheffield. To apply, please send a CV including the list of publications, research statement and contacts of two previous supervisors/colleagues to boukal@entu.cas.cz or dboukal@prf.jcu.cz. The call will be open until 15 July 2012 or until the position is filled. Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed in the second half of July and final decision made immediately afterwards. For more information, see the full job description or e-mail David Boukal (boukal@entu.cas.cz). Posted: 6/14/12.

Aquatic Ecological Modeler: Cardno ENTRIX is seeking a Senior Ecological Modeler to work with a multidisciplinary team of accomplished biologists, hydrologists, geologists, engineers and planners on a variety of projects, primarily in the Eastern Region of the U.S. Office location is open but the preferred location would be our Knoxville, TN. Responsibilities Include: 1. Client Interaction 2. Developing and applying ecological models 3. Performing numerical sensitivity and uncertainty analysis 4. Preparing reports/publications Qualifications: 1. PhD in aquatic ecology with emphasis on systems analysis and ecological modeling 2. Minimum of 5 years experience developing and applying ecological models (10-15 years preferred) 3. Prior experience performing numerical sensitivity and uncertainty analysis 4. Demonstrated ability to work directly with clients and initiating modeling projects 5. Work familiarity with current frameworks and guidelines for ecological risk assessment and natural resource damage assessment. 6. Experience in modeling diverse physical, chemical and biological stressors in aquatic systems. 7. Ability to program in Fortan, C++, Visual Basic or related programming languages 8. Must be authorized to work in the US without company sponsorship. Location: Knoxville, TN or any US office. Apply Online. Posted: 2/29/12.

Modeling Aquatic Ecosystem Services: The University of New Hampshire seeks a Postdoctoral Research Associate to lead an aquatic ecosystem modeling activity for the watersheds of New Hampshire. We seek individuals interested in modeling coupled hydrological and biogeochemical cycles in river systems at regional scales; linking terrestrial and aquatic ecosystem models; integrating novel in situ aquatic nutrient sensor data into aquatic models; and interacting with social scientists to quantify New Hampshire's ecosystem services. A terrestrial and aquatic sensor network will be deployed in a variety of New Hampshire watersheds as part of this project by other members of the project team. The overall goal of this project is to quantify terrestrial and aquatic ecosystem services for the state, and assess tradeoffs among terrestrial and aquatic services under different land management and future climate scenarios. The post doc will interact with terrestrial ecosystem modelers, field researchers, and social scientists. The position is funded through an NSF EPSCoR grant to the UNH, Dartmouth College, Plymouth State University and other New Hampshire colleges. Qualifications: The candidate must have a Ph.D. in ecology, aquatic science, hydrology, geography or closely related field. The preferred candidate will have experience with GIS and/or process-based environmental modeling. The ability and desire to collaborate with terrestrial ecosystem modelers, field scientists and social scientists is essential. Duration and Start Date: Initial appointment is for 1 year, and may be renewed for a total of 3 years depending upon satisfactory performance. Anticipated start date is September 2012, but start date is negotiable. To Apply: Send a letter of application, statement of research interests, curriculum vitae, up to three relevant reprints, and contact information for three references (electronic versions of all materials are required) to Dr. Richard Lammers (Richard.Lammers@unh.edu) with "EPSCoR Postdoc” in the subject line. For more information concerning the nature of this position, Dr. Wil Wollheim (wil.wollheim@unh.edu) or Dr. Lammers. Review of applications will commence 1 April and continue until the position is filled. Posted: 2/21/12.

Floodplain Ecosystem Services: The Ecosystem Services Scientist will lead a TNC (The Nature Conservancy) effort to improve our ability to quantify, map, and value ecosystem services in floodplains, supporting pilot projects throughout North America. Based on a solid understanding of alternative methods for the quantification and valuation of ecosystem services, the Ecosystem Services Scientist will advise TNC staff on the application of such methods as well as independently carrying out ecosystem service analyses. Work will include the use of tools such as InVEST or other modeling tools to quantify and value carbon, nutrient, habitat, recreation, biomass production and/or flood storage services. Where existing methods or tools are not well-suited to our purposes, the Ecosystem Services Scientist will contribute to the development of improved methods and tools. The Ecosystem Services Scientist will use ArcGIS to map spatial patterns of ecosystem service values and conduct analyses of the potential contribution of payments for ecosystem services toward various conservation activities. Research and develop viable approaches to monitoring and measuring changes in ecosystem services associated with conservation activities. The Floodplain Ecosystem Services Specialist will coordinate activities with TNC staff and pilot project partners and with staff of the Natural Capital project. This work will be performed under the guidance of The North American Freshwater Program in cooperation with the Great Rivers Partnership. Graduate degree in science-related field and 2-4 years related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. To apply, see the full job ad at https://careers.nature.org/, Job ID: 39538. Deadline: 12/23/11. Posted: 11/28/11.

Ecosystem Services/Habitat-Suitability Modelling: I am looking to find a recently graduated PhD ecologist or conservation biologist that is interested in applied, cross-disciplinary ecology, likes working in teams, and would be interested in work that uses habitat suitability modeling for threatened and endangered species with scenario modeling and economic valuation of different ecosystem services. The post-doc would have a good bit of flexibility to take the project their own direction, but the basic work is really well suited for someone who is considering a career track in the NGO and agency world but may also want to explore options along a more academic trajectory. The post-doc would be working with me and Josh Lawler at the University of Washington, providing a wide range of complimentary tools and approaches in applied ecology, as well as with Jon Hoekstra's team at Washington TNC, and Marc Conte, an economist at the Natural Capital Project. We are hoping to have someone start before March 1 (and we could start them as soon as December if the right person came along). Contact: Joshua J. Tewksbury (tewksjj@uw.edu). Posted: 11/21/11.

Ecosystem Services in Restoration & Planning: Applications are invited for a PostDoctoral Associate position at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Sciences, Chesapeake Biological Lab, in Solomons, MD. The candidate will work with Dr. Lisa Wainger and Dr. Margaret Palmer to develop an analysis framework, including model and database components, for assessing ecosystem services to inform restoration policies. Ecosystem services are increasingly becoming the currency for measuring the potential benefits of restoration and preservation decisions, yet rigorous and systematic guidance for their measurement remains elusive. This effort will involve leveraging existing literature, data and models to develop a guiding framework for ecosystem service measurement that is specific to the needs of US Army Corps of Engineers for evaluating aquatic restoration projects. Other ongoing research is developing integrated ecological and economic models to demonstrate cost-effective and evidence-based approaches for ecosystem service measurement using case studies in invasive species management, wetland mitigation and water quality trading or offsets. Successful applicants will be expected to integrate ongoing research to develop conceptual approaches and empirical models for measuring selected ecosystem processes in a manner that reflects socially beneficial outcomes. The applicant will be responsible for producing literature summaries, databases and models through collaborative efforts with other researchers, modelers and model end users. Field work is not expected but may be possible, if desired. The appointment will initially be for one year, with possibility of renewal. The position offers a competitive salary plus benefits. Start date is flexible but current or near-term availability is desirable. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a relevant area such as economics, decision science, engineering, or ecology; strong analytical skills including statistical modeling; interest or experience in environmental policy; and excellent communication skills. Applications, including a cover letter, CV, one-page summary of research interests, and the names and addresses of three references to: arthur@cbl.umces.edu. Please reference: ARS - Wainger in the subject line. Applications should be submitted by January 23, 2012. Posted: 10/20/11, revised: 12/22/11.

Ecosystem Services in an Agricultural Landscape: A multi-year postdoctoral position in ecology is available in the research group of Guillaume Decocq at Jules Verne University of Picardie (Amiens, France), beginning in early 2012. The fellowship is to work primarily on a pan-european project dedicated to ecosystem services associated to biodiversity of small forest patches in agricultural landscapes. There is sufficient latitude for the successful applicant to steer the project to align with her/his interests. Background: Climate and land use changes pose severe threats to biodiversity and the services they provide to human societies. In many parts of Europe, the original forest cover has strongly been reduced and in these regions forests presently occur as small fragments, often embedded in an intensively used agricultural matrix. Despite their small size, these forest patches often act as refuges for biodiversity and may provide a wide range of ecosystem services (ES) to populations and human society. Biodiversity and ES of small forest fragments are mutually dependent as they are determined by a similar set of drivers. However, the nature and strength of the relationships between biodiversity and ES will vary, depending on the taxonomic group and ES under consideration, and on the landscape context including the type and intensity of the surrounding land-use and the land-use history. Moreover, the value attributed to an ES will differ between different regions. All these sources of variation remain largely unknown and their effects on human perception, hence on decisions about management, planning and policy, is poorly understood. The main objective of this project is to quantify ES and biodiversity in small forest fragments among agricultural landscapes and across different regions in Europe, to analyse how their mutual relationships vary between landscapes and to assess the extent to which ES are valued differently. The project will build on a unique field experiment covering ~650 forest patches in 16 5 km x 5 km landscape sampling windows distributed across the entire European temperate forest biome. During the project, field data will be collected to quantify the structural, functional and taxonomic biodiversity and to determine a well-chosen set of ES (including provisioning, regulating and cultural services such as e.g. stemwood production, above- and below-ground carbon sequestration, plant-pest-beneficial insect interactions) delivered by the patches. In doing so, a series of proxy-measurements will allow covering all the ~650 patches. This research will occur in rural landscapes along a transect ranging from South France to Central Sweden and Estonia, through Belgium and Germany, but most of the field work will be done in North France, where the successful applicant will be based. Required: Ph.D. in Ecology, connferred by January 1st, 2012. Strong background in (forest) eccosystem ecology (plant ecology, plant-animal relationship, biogeochemistry/nutrient cycling). Experience in forest ecology and management, landscape ecology, soil science, field ecology, and related areas is also desirable. Intimate working knowledge of GIS. Excellent verbal and writtenn communication skills to facilitate a collaborative research environment and dissemination of results in scientific outlets. Significant field and laboratory experience and exxcellent analytical/statistical/modelling skills. Intimate working knowledge of R. Desire to take the lead role in writting several publications per year. Willingness to navigate thhe scientific, administrative and financial aspects of managing a research project within a pan-European network of scientists. Willingness to work together with stakeholders aand end-users of the research Desire to work closely with and mentor others, including undergraduate and Ph.D. students. A valid driiver's license. The salary is approximately 2100 net per month (ca. $2960). Position to begin January 1st, 2012 with an initial one-year commitment and the possibility of extension to two other years (full support is available for 3 years). To apply, please send a cover letter addressing each of the requested qualification, a CV, two or more references (contact information or letters), and relevant reprints (optional) to Prof. Guillaume Decocq (guillaume.decocq@u-picardie.fr). Posted: 9/12/11.

Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in Bioenergy Crops: We are looking to hire a postdoctoral researcher to study biodiversity and ecosystem services in bioenergy crops in southern Wisconsin. This two-year position will be with the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and will be supervised by Claudio Gratton with the GLBRC and the Department of Entomology. Research will involve two major components: (1) observational and manipulative field studies on the effects of candidate bioenergy crops (annual crops, perennial grasses, poplar plantations) on arthropod-mediated ecosystem services (suppression of crop pests and crop pollination) in bioenergy crops and in adjacent food crops, and (2) scaling of results from field to landscape levels using GIS and spatial modeling tools. Applicants should have a general interest in sustainable bioenergy production in agricultural landscapes, and a desire and ability to work with diverse stakeholders, including farmers, resource managers, biological and social scientists, and state and local policymakers. A strong background in field experimentation and data analysis is essential. Prior experience with GIS and spatial modeling is desirable. Some background in insect community ecology, conservation biology, landscape ecology, or agroecology will be helpful. To apply, please submit (1) a full CV, (2) up to two relevant publications, (3) the names of four potential references and their contact information, and (4) a two-page cover letter describing how this position fits into long-term career goals. Send all materials to Claudio Gratton (cgratton@wisc.edu), Tim Meehan (tmeeha@gmail.com), and Heidi Liere (liere@wisc.edu) in one single electronic file (PDF) with your last name as the filename. The position will start as early as October 1st, 2012. Posted: 4/5/12.

Historical Ecology & Ecosystem Services: The Montérégie Connection research group at McGill University is seeking a postdoctoral fellow (PDF) with experience in historical ecology, landscape ecology, and ecosystem services to join a dynamic multi-lab team that is mapping and modeling past, present, and future provision of ecosystem services and their relationship to biodiversity and connectivity in the agroforested landscapes around Montreal, Canada. The PDF will focus on quantifying and modeling historical ecosystem services, including finding and analyzing historical airphotos, maps, census data, and other records to estimate past provision of ecosystem services, and modeling the relationships between land use, spatial configuration, and ecosystem services through time. There is considerable room for the PDF to define the scope of the project within these general parameters, to collaborate with other team members (including co-PIs, three postdocs, and many graduate students) working on related aspects of the larger project, and to engage with the local community. The ideal candidate will hold a PhD in Ecology, Geography, Natural Resources, or a related field; have experience with historical research, GIS, remote sensing, or other ecosystem modeling techniques; and possess excellent quantitative and analytical skills. Candidates should also have strong communication (spoken and written) and interpersonal skills, and the ability to work independently and as part of a large team. Ability to read and speak French is a plus. The successful applicant will be appointed in the Dept. of Geography and co-supervised by Dr. Jeanine Rhemtulla and Dr. Elena Bennett (Dept. Natural Resource Sciences). McGill University is one of Canada’s top universities, and is located in Montreal, Quebec, a vibrant multi-cultural city with a distinctive European flavor. The position is available for 2 years, starting Fall 2012, with an annual stipend of $40k/year. To apply, please submit the following by email to jeanine.rhemtulla@mcgill.ca and elena.bennett@mcgill.ca using PDF APPLICATION in the subject line of your email: 1. Cover letter describing your interest in and fit for the project 2. Curriculum vitae 3. Research statement 4. Names and contact information of 3 referees. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the positions are filled, but those received by June 15, 2012 will be guaranteed full consideration. Posted: 5/25/12.

Resident Lecturer in Environmental Policy & Socioeconomic Values: The new School for Field Studies pilot program on Tropical Island Biodiversity Studies (TIBS), located in Bocas del Toro, Panama, seeks an enthusiastic, team-oriented individual to serve as part of a residential team of faculty and staff that delivers an interdisciplinary, hands-on learning experience to students spending a semester abroad. TIBS is a new initiative that complements our current Marine Resource Management Program in the Turks and Caicos Islands. This position is for a resident lecturer to teach the Environmental Policy and Socioeconomics course and co-teach Principles of Resource Management with another resident lecturer during the fall 2012 semester (September-December). Resident lecturers also lead designated components of the research plan and, as part of this, oversee, mentor, and grade the student Directed Research projects. The successful candidate will provide high quality, experiential teaching and participate fully in the implementation of the Center's multi-year research plan that addresses these issues. More information. Posted: 3/28/12, revised: 5/25/12.

Climate Adaptation Planning: Stanford University, The Nature Conservancy, World Wildlife Fund, and The University of Minnesota together seek a climate adaptation-planning specialist for the Natural Capital Project (NatCap). In collaboration with Stanford's Center for Ocean Solutions and The Nature Conservancy of California, we are working to help various decision-makers in Monterey Bay to include natural capital in climate adaptation planning for coastal communities. We seek a multi-talented individual for a 1-year position to help us apply marine InVEST, a spatially-explicit tool that tracks the production and valuation of ecosystem services, in the Monterey Bay region. The successful candidate will interact with local decision-makers and stakeholders, amass the best available local data, parameterize and run InVEST models, and clearly communicate results to diverse audiences. Multiple types of disciplinary expertise will be considered (e.g. ecology, oceanography, natural resource economics, coastal engineering). The position is based at Stanford University with Gretchen Daily, Mary Ruckelshaus (NatCap Managing Director), and Anne Guerry (NatCap lead scientist). Required Qualifications - A Ph.D. in ecology, oceanography, natural resource economics, coastal engineering or a related field - Excellent communication and computer skills - Strong quantitative skills - Experience working with collaborators from diverse backgrounds and capacity and interest to work with interdisciplinary teams Desired: - Experience working with stakeholders and/or decision-makers in real decision contexts - Adept at GIS, especially for coastal and marine ecosystems - Experience with climate change science, modeling, adaptation strategies, and/or assessing impacts to humans and ecosystems - Experience with the ecological, physical and/or social environment of Monterey Bay and surrounding communities. For full consideration, send applications including a cover letter, CV, and the names of three references to anne.guerry@stanford.edu with the subject line "Monterey Bay Position". We will begin reviewing applications on January 15, 2012, the position will remain open until filled. Posted: 1/5/12.

Lead Ecosystem Services Modeler: The Natural Capital Project. We are a partnership among *Stanford University’s Woods Institute for the Environment, University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment, The Nature Conservancy, and World Wildlife Fund developing tools to model and map the distribution of biodiversity and the flow of multiple ecosystem services across land- and seascapes. We seek a creative and talented ecologist or economist with strong leadership and communication skills to advance the development, testing and application of terrestrial and freshwater ecosystem service models. More details. Review date: 8/15/11. Posted: 8/4/11.

Lead Scientist, North & Central Coast Region, California: The Lead Scientist for the North and Central Coasts Region of California provides conservation science leadership for The Nature Conservancy, by effectively managing and mentoring a team of scientists and coordinating with a diverse team of non-scientist conservation professionals, to ensure that the conservation projects, priorities, and policies planned and implemented across the region have robust scientific foundations and achieve the greatest possible conservation outcomes. S/he develops and provides standardized approaches and methodologies, information, analyses, maps and expertise to help focus Conservancy and partner conservation efforts on the strategies that will deliver effective conservation at the greatest scale. S/he is a trained scientist, whose responsibility is to provide staff members with current scientific information and innovative science-based approaches required to address key conservation challenges related to sustaining biodiversity in natural and human-dominated landscapes. S/he supports the conservation program staff in activities including identification of priorities, multi-objective planning, monitoring-protocol development, easement development and monitoring, measures of success implementation, coordination of field research collaboratives, communication of our work to partners, funders, and community members, and general science guidance. S/he is responsible for working with TNC staff to communicate and publish findings of conservation research and practice. S/he is responsible for developing a network of research and agency scientific colleagues to ensure that priority conservation science needs are met across the region. S/he is responsible for delivering conservation science tools, biodiversity data and field services, technical support and training and development of best practices to Conservancy staff and partners. The full job description and application information can be found at http://www.nature.org/aboutus/careers/. Search for "Lead Scientist" or "California". Deadline: Friday, May 4, 2012. Posted: 11/4/11, revised: 4/10/12.

Geospatial Analyst: Delaware State University's College of Agriculture and Related Sciences seeks a self-motivated Post Doctoral Associate skilled in geospatial programming and analysis, with experience implementing field research projects (e.g., environmental monitoring, wildlife ecology). The Post Doctoral Associate will assist the Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources in the expansion and daily operation of a NOAA-EPP funded Environmental cooperative Science Center (ECSC). For details, see the full job ad. Posted: 2/8/12.

Spatial Ecology of Biofuel and Forage Species: The Center for Environmental Informatics within the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute at Penn State University invites applications for a post-doctoral scholar in the field of quantitative landscape (spatial) ecology as applied to the challenge of developing bio-fuel and forage species distribution and abundance models. We are seeking an outstanding scientist with strong statistical and modeling skills (knowledge of the R language) and familiarity with geospatial technology (GIS). The successful applicant will be a key team member in a joint project with the USDA-ARS Pasture Systems and Watershed Management Research Unit focused on the development of empirical statistical (spatial) models of bio-fuel and forage production in the Northeast US. Interested applicants should transmit, via e-mail, a single PDF file containing 1) a cover letter describing their experience and research interests and qualifications, 2) a curriculum vitae, and 3) the names and contact information for three references to: Dr. Douglas A. Miller, Director, Center for Environmental Informatics, Penn State University, 2217 Earth-Engineering Sciences Bldg., University Park, PA 16802. (miller@eesi.psu.edu). The initial appointment is for one year, with the possibility of continued support likely.Evaluation of applications will commence December 1, 2011 and continue until the position is successfully filled. Posted: 11/2/11.

Spatial Ecology of Ecosystem Services: A post-doctoral fellow with strong skills in spatially-explicit ecological modeling is sought to work on NSF and USGS-funded research on migratory species and ecosystem services. The post-doc will work under the supervision of Dr. Laura Lopez-Hoffman (School of Natural Resources and the Environment, University of Arizona) and will also collaborate closely with Drs. Darius Semmens and Jay Diffendorfer (Rocky Mountain Geographic Science Center, USGS). The post-doc will support ongoing efforts at the University of Arizona to model the population dynamics of Mexican free-tailed bats and the ecosystem services they provide. The post-doc will also take a leadership role in a USGS Powell Center for Analysis and Synthesis working group on spatial subsidies in the ecosystem services of migratory species. This interdisciplinary effort blends spatial ecology, economics, and the emerging field incentive-based conservation. Information on the Powell Center working group can be found at: Animal Migration and Spatial Subsidies: Establishing a Framework for Conservation Markets. The post-doc will be the primary coordinator of the Powell Center modeling efforts. This offers a unique opportunity to collaborate with many scientists in both ongoing research and in the development of new research on the spatial ecology of ecosystem services. The post-doc will participate in all aspects of the scientific venture, with ample opportunity to prepare publications and new grant proposals. A combination of rigorous modeling skills, a track record of publications, and experience with interdisciplinary research are required for this position. Experience in collaborative, team-oriented research is especially desirable, as is leadership experience or evidence of leadership potential. The position requires a highly motivated, organized and personable individual. Qualified applicants should have a PhD, and skills in conceptualizing and coding spatially-explicit population models. Please apply online. The required application materials are: a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a list of three references, and PDFs of 1-2 publications. The search committee will review applications beginning August 15th, 2011. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The position is for 2.5 years contingent on performance evaluations. The salary is $45k per year. Prospective applicants are encouraged to contact Laura Lopez-Hoffman (lauralh@email.arizona.edu) with questions. Posted: 7/28/11.

Spatial Ecologist: The National Audubon Society is recruiting for a spatial ecologist. View the description and apply online. The Spatial Ecologist will assist in the identification of Global Important Bird Areas across the United States. The Important Bird Area program has established criteria for identifying regions that hold the highest numbers of bird species of conservation concern. The employee will coordinate with the Important Bird Area program, other scientists and regional bird experts. Posted: 8/22/11.

GIS Landscape Ecology-Spatial analysis: University of Alaska Anchorage, Alaska Natural Heritage Program. AKNHP conducts applied and fundamental scientific research focused on native species, invasive species and biological systems of conservation concern in Alaska. We seek an individual with research experience in landscape ecology/spatial analysis to assist principal investigators on several projects. Previous experience in spatial modeling, raster-based GIS analysis, and ArcGIS software desired. A background in either botany, vegetation ecology, or zoology is also required. Education: BS, MS or PhD. Duration: Full time 40hrs/week, beginning October 1, 2011 for a one-year term. Potential for long-term funding and conversion of position to research. To apply: This position can be applied to through two web access points. (1) All applicants can apply at www.uakjobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=74725 (2) Or, for recent PhD’s, you can apply as a postdoctoral fellow at www.uakjobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=74705. Posted: 9/15/11.

Paleoceanography: (1st January 2012 application deadline, Ref. 1350) The Department of Geography at Durham University seeks a PostDoctoral Research Associate (PDRA) to work on a NERC-funded research project entitled“Reconstructing intermediate water temperature response to Pliocene-Pleistocene climates”. The overall aim of this project is to address key outstanding issues for understanding the mechanisms that drove climate change and marine extinction events over the last 4 million years of Earth History. The research team brings together expertise in micropalaeontology, organic and inorganic geochemistry (based at Durham University, British Geological Survey and Cambridge University). The focus of the Research Associate will be the generation of new records of intermediate water temperatures using benthic foraminifera Mg/Ca analyses. Working alongside the PI and other members of the research team, the successful candidate will play a key role in meeting the objectives of this research programme. The successful candidate should have: · experience in benthic foraminifera taxonomy, stable isotope analysis and/or analysis of trace metals in carbonates · a strong background in palaeoceanography · a PhD in Physical Geography / Earth Sciences or a closely related field by the time of the appointment. The person appointed will be based in Durham’s top-rated Geography Department and will join the internationally-recognised Quaternary Environmental Change (QEC) research group. The candidate will be supported by the Principal and Co-Investigators to generate a successful research profile, via conference attendance and publication of outputs from the research programme. The person appointed will be expected to travel to the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program repository in Texas to collect samples in the early stages of the project, and will also spend time at the Godwin Laboratory for Paleoclimate Research in the Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge. For further details please contact Erin McClymont (erin.mcclymont@durham.ac.uk). Posted: 12/5/11.

Paleoclimatology and Paleoceanography: The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University invites applications for three full-time post-doctoral research scientist positions in the field of paleoclimatology and paleoceanography. The successful candidates will join a dynamic and interdisciplinary group of scientists working on a wide range of interrelated problems examining Earth’s past climate history, ocean chemistry and circulation, ice sheet stability, sea level, and the interactions of the solid Earth, ocean, and cryosphere.The positions are full-time 1-year appointments, with the opportunity for continuation and growth depending on progress and availability of funding. We seek qualified, highly motivated candidates for the following research activities: Past sea level changes. The successful candidate will undertake field work and related analyses leading to a better understanding of Plio-Pleistocene sea level history. This work will be part of the larger collaborative PLIOMAX project, and target locations in the circum-Indian and Atlantic Ocean regions; field experience and dating expertise in carbonate sedimentary environments and coral reef ecology and structure is essential. Contact: Maureen Raymo (raymo@ldeo.columbia.edu) Sediment geochemistry. The successful candidate will investigate the history of the Laurentide ice sheet over the Plio-Pleistocene through analysis of Gulf of Mexico sediment cores; investigation of multiple proxies and innovative application of new proxies to core material is anticipated; expertise in foram geochemistry, clay mineralogy and/or XRF techniques desirable. Contact: Maureen Raymo (raymo@ldeo.columbia.edu) Foraminifer shell geochemistry/paleoceanographer. The successful candidate will work on one of several potential research areas including coretop calibrations of planktonic foraminifera and pteropods with oceanic carbon chemistry and physical parameters, Pliocene changes in the composition and ventilation of upper ocean waters, and high-resolution records of Holocene SST variability. The candidate will have experience with species identification, stable isotope geochemistry and analysis, and trace element analyses using ICP-MS (mid-2012 delivery). Contact Peter deMenocal (peter@ldeo.columbia.edu) Requirements: A recent Ph.D. in Earth Sciences or a related discipline is required. Experience directly relevant to the research activities described above desirable. Apply online. Applicants should submit a personal statement describing research experience and interests, including specific reference to the projects listed here, a curriculum vitae, and the names and addresses of three references online only. Posted: 10/31/11.

Amphibian Evolutionary Ecology: The Richards-Zawacki lab at Tulane University is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate to participate in an NSF funded project investigating the evolutionary ecology of Panamanian poison frogs. The successful applicant will collaborate on projects to investigate the roles of natural and sexual selection in driving diversification among poison frog populations in Panama. Potential projects could include (1) studies of mating behavior/sexual selection and/or natural selection on aposematic signal variants, (2) studies of the genetic/genomic architecture of variation in aposematic signals and their reception, or (3) studies of the impact of habitat quality on visual/chemical signals. The successful applicant will have (1) a Ph.D. in evolution, molecular biology, ecology or related field, (2) the ability to organize and lead field studies in Panama and/or molecular studies in New Orleans, (3) strong writing skills, and (4) the ability to work independently. Candidates with experience working with genomic/transcriptomic data and a working knowledge of Spanish are preferred. Funds are available for one year with the possibility of a second year pending satisfactory progress. Starting salary is dependent upon experience. The position is available starting May 2012 (negotiable). Review of applications will begin April 1, 2012 and continue until a suitable candidate is found. To apply, please send (1) a cover letter, (2) CV, (3) statement of research interests/experiences, and (4) names and contact information for three references to Dr. Corinne Richards-Zawacki (cori@tulane.edu). Posted: 3/8/12.

Molecular Population Genetics/Ecology: Postdoctoral Research Scientist. Position responsibilities involve development and assay of nuclear-encoded microsatellites and mitochondrial DNA sequences for projects involving population genetics and molecular ecology of marine fishes. Primary responsibilities include data acquisition and analysis, and preparation of reports and publications. Additional responsibilities will be participation in studies involving next-generation DNA sequencing. Qualifications: Dissertation or postdoctoral work in molecular population genetics and/or molecular ecology is required, as is documented experience with microsatellite and mtDNA data acquisition and analysis. Documented experience with major software programs (e.g., ARLEQUIN, GENEPOP, MIGRATE, LDNE, etc.) also is required. Individuals with experience in analysis of next-generation-sequencing data will be given high priority. Applicants should be ambitious, able to work collaboratively with other lab members, and capable of to taking initiative and assuming . Salary range is $35-40k/year and will depend on experience. Benefits include health care and retirement. Position is for 12-24 months. Contact: Send curriculum vitae, description of research experience/interests, and names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail address of three references to: Dr. John R. Gold, Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843-2258. Electronic submissions are preferred: goldfish@tamu.edu. International applicants will be considered if they hold the correct visa(s). Posted: 4/24/12.

Genomics of Ecological Speciation in Whitefish: 2-year post-doc position – Umeå University, Department of Ecology and Environmental Science. Scandinavian populations of whitefish form distinct ecomorphs with separate spawning sites within 50-100 years. This finding provides a unique opportunity to study sympatric speciation “as it happens”. In this project we study the degree of differentiation in genetic and morphological traits by comparing diverging whitefish populations of different age (50-10000 years). The objective is to produce a time line showing in which order different phenotypic and molecular traits change, and, ultimately, to provide a mechanistic understanding of the ecological and genetic mechanisms that leads to ecological speciation. We are now looking for a candidate with strong competence in molecular population genetics and genomics. To qualify for the position you should have a PhD degree in evolutionary biology or equivalent. Knowledge of population genetics, molecular genetic methods (e.g. RNAseq, qRT-PCR, and genotyping) and bioinformatics/statistics is highly desirable. From the successful candidate, we expect a documented capability of autonomous scientific research work and skills in writing scientific publications in English. International applicants are encouraged to apply. The application should include a short description of your research interests and why you are interested in the position, a CV, a publication list, copy of PhD certificate and publica-tions, and contact information to 3 reference persons. The application should be written in Swedish or English and can be submitted either electronically (MS Word or PDF for-mat) or in hard-copy (2 copies) form.For more information, contact Professor Göran Englund, phone: +46-(0)90-786 9728, e-mail: goran.englund@emg.umu.se, or Xiao-Ru Wang, phone: +46-(0)90-786 9955, e-mail: Xiao-Ru.Wang@emg.umu.se. Your complete application should be sent to goran.englund@emg.umu.se before May 15, 2012. Posted: 4/12/12.

Phenotypic Plasticity in Fish: Applications are sought for a postdoctoral fellow to work on phenotypic plasticity and intraspecific hybridization related questions regarding fish reproduction. The candidate must be able to start before April 2012 in order to design and lead several experiments related to population differences in the performance of Atlantic cod sperm (spawning March – May). Subsequently there is considerable scope for the fellow to design and undertake additional studies related to the above theme. Base funding is secure for 1 year at $42k. The fellow will work closely with Dr. Craig Purchase and Dr. Ian Fleming of Memorial University, and be situated primarily in the evolutionary ecology research lab of Dr. Purchase, and secondarily in the lab of Dr. Fleming. There will be close collaboration with Dr. Ed Trippel (Fisheries & Oceans Canada) and significant interaction with other scientists (including Dr. John Brattey – Fisheries & Oceans Canada), graduate and undergraduate students. The ideal candidate will hold a PhD in evolutionary, behavioural or fisheries ecology or a related field. Previous experience with plasticity, sperm or intraspecific hybridization research would be an asset but is not essential. The fellow is expected to disseminate results through refereed publications and be an activate participant in the research groups. Prospective candidates should email a cover letter, CV, & contact information for three people who can serve as references. Dr. Craig Purchase, Biology Department, Memorial University, St. John's, NL, A1B 3X9, Canada. T: (709)864-4452, F:(709)864-3018, craig.purchase@mun.ca. Posted: 12/21/11.

Food Web/Ecosystem Modeling: The Florida State University Coastal and Marine Laboratory) seeks a QUANTITATIVE ECOLOGIST OR FOOD WEB/ECOSYSTEM MODELER to contribute to an ecosystem-based trophic model. The work will focus on using data generated from research on the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on the food web dynamics to develop a spatially-explicit 3-D marine food web model that contains sub-models for hydrographic processes, chemical and biological factors that influence primary productivity, food-web interactions among species, habitat availability, nutrient loading, biomagnification of pollutants, and other chemical and biophysical features crucial for ecosystem functioning. The model will be used to evaluate ecological, social, and economic questions relevant to the DwH oil spill and other extreme events that influence ecosystem health. The candidate will be based at the FSU Coastal and Marine Laboratory and will liaison with scientists involved in other GoMRI consortia working in the same region, and with the National Marine Fisheries Service Southeast Fisheries Science Center's Ecosystem Assessment group for the Gulf of Mexico Large Marine Ecosystem. The candidate will also travel frequently to St. Petersburg, FL to receive training and support in model development at the University of South Florida College of Marine Science as part of the C-Image Research Consortium. To apply, please submit electronic copies (merged into a single PDF file preferred) of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names and e-mail addresses of three references to Dr. Felicia Coleman at fcoleman@fsu.edu (and copy cfeehrer@fsu.edu). Review of applicants will begin in June and will continue until a successful candidate is identified. Posted: 5/30/12.

Spatial Structure of Food Webs and Fish Communities: A postdoctoral fellow is sought to work on a research program examining the spatial structure of the food web and fish communities of the St. Lawrence River (Québec, Canada). The successful candidate will work in close collaboration with G. Cabana and M.A. Rodríguez, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, and will be responsible for the analysis and synthesis of a large, geo-referenced data set (quantitative trawl data on fish abundances, stable isotope ratios, and environmental variables) obtained from extensive surveys of the river. The position will provide ample opportunities for interaction with other members of the Research Centre for Watershed - Aquatic Ecosystem Interactions, which currently includes 10 faculty members in the fields of Aquatic Ecology and Physical Geography, as well as 40 M.Sc./Ph.D. students and postdoctoral fellows. A strong background in fish and trophic ecology, stable isotope ecology, and statistics is required; experience with programming and data analysis in the R environment as well as geospatial analysis will be considered a strong asset. The annual stipend is CAN $40k and the position may be renewed for one additional year. Candidates should send a CV together with the names and contact information of two references before 1 June 2012 to the address below. Fluency in French is not necessary for this fellowship. Posted: 4/27/12.

Drivers of Fish Productivity in Freshwater Ecosystems: We are seeking a highly-motivated individual to examine relationships between fish production, primary production, secondary production, and physical and chemical variables in these boreal lake ecosystems.The successful candidate will use the ELA long-term datasets, with the potential to conduct or participate in ongoing experiments at the ELA, with the goal of quantifying the drivers of variation in fish productivity. Given the experimental treatments imposed on ELA lakes, there are very good opportunities to evaluate the effects of ecological stressors both in isolation and in combination with potential background stress (e.g., climatic variability). Start date for the position is September 2012, but depending on the timing of release of funds and identification and availability of an appropriate candidate, could begin earlier. This is a 2–year position that will be based at the Freshwater Institute in Winnipeg, Manitoba with opportunities to conduct or assist with research activities at the ELA. Funding for the position is competitive. The successful candidate will work closely with ELA scientists (Dr. Paul Blanchfield, Dr. Scott Higgins, Dr. Michael Paterson and Dr. Michael Rennie). Candidates must have completed (or will soon complete) a PhD, with experience in fish biology/ecology and/or food web ecology and a strong quantitative background in statistical and/or modelling approaches to addressing ecological questions. Knowledge of mark-recapture methods (in particular, program MARK) is an asset. The position is contingent on funding approval. Interested parties should send a cover letter, up-to-date CV, 3 representative publications and contact information for three references to: Michael Rennie, Research Scientist, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, 501 University Crescent, Winnipeg, MB, R3T 2N6 CANADA. Michael.Rennie@dfo-mpo.gc.ca. Posted: 4/16/12.

Migratory Fishes: We are seeking candidates for a postdoctoral research associate position to study migratory fish in the Great Lakes. This is a joint postdoctoral position between the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, Illinois and the Center for Limnology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The selected candidate, with guidance from both Shedd and UW supervisors, will be responsible for developing a robust research program of their own design that addresses Great Lakes migratory fish. A program that involves local stakeholders in research is preferred. Research is expected to be multifaceted, inform resource managers, and advance conservation and sustainable management. The postdoctoral associate will be co-supervised by Dr. Chuck Knapp at Shedd Aquarium and Dr. Peter McIntyre at the University of Wisconsin. This dual-mentoring team will help the candidate to focus their research on important and feasible questions that can guide real-world management. Mentors will also facilitate other aspects of professional development, including exposure to the unique cultures of both non-profit and academic institutions. At Shedd, the associate is expected to communicate to a general audience via blogs, informal presentations, video, and/or seminars. The associate is expected to work closely with federal and state management agencies as well as other non-government organizations, as appropriate. Research that includes multiple Shedd departments (e.g., Fishes, Animal Health) and/or a citizen science component is preferred. Qualifications: Applicants must hold a recent Ph.D. in biology, ecology, natural resource management, zoology, or related field. The position requires strong skills in scientific research, database management, and communication to both the general public and researchers. Demonstrated excellence in publication and dissemination of research is expected, and experience with grant writing is desired. Applicants must have genuine interests in both applied research and public education, enabling them to make the most of the distinctive opportunities provided by the non-profit and academic environments. When not conducting field research, this position requires a minimum of 60% time spent at Shedd Aquarium. Position length: up to 3 years with potential for extension Salary: $50k per year plus benefits. Research budget: $25k per year. To apply, please send a cover letter summarizing your interests and expertise, a one-page outline of the research that you would like to pursue, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references. The research vision is very important; decisions will be based upon a combination of candidate qualifications and project relevance to Shedd priorities. All materials should be combined in a single file, and sent to Tiffany Tuckett (ttuckett@sheddaquarium.org). To discuss the specifics of this position, please contact Dr. Chuck Knapp (cknapp@sheddaquarium.org) and Dr. Peter McIntyre (pmcintyre@wisc.edu). Posted: 4/4/12.

Fish Invasion Ecology: The Department of Zoology and Fisheries and Illinois Aquaculture Center at Southern Illinois University Carbondale is seeking a Post-doctoral Fellow to assist with ongoing research aimed at evaluating the efficacy of controlling Asian carp within the Illinois River and determining the effects on Asian carp demographics and native fishes. The incumbent will organize and facilitate standardized sampling and hydroacoustic surveys to determine biomass and size distribution of Asian carp and native fishes, determine factors affecting movement of Asian carp with telemetry, work closely with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources to evaluate the success of contracted commercial harvest, and work closely with processing plant operators to monitor commercial harvest. The incumbent will also have the option to teach undergraduate and/or graduate-level courses and mentor graduate students. Qualifications: PhD in Fish Ecology or a related field, strong quantitative skills, willingness to participate in field work. Contact: Please submit a cover letter, CV, copies of transcripts, and names and contact information for three references to Jim Garvey (jgarvey@siu.edu), Director, Fisheries and Illinois Aquaculture Center. Salary: $40k/yr plus fringes (negotiable). Closing: 2/29 or until filled. Posted: 2/1/12.

Fish Ecology and Modeling: Purdue University, Department of Forestry and Natural Resources. We seek to hire a postdoctoral scientist to participate in a multi-institutional project exploring dynamics of the Saginaw Bay, Lake Huron ecosystem. Specifically, the incumbent will develop and apply various models (individual-based and spatially-explicit bioenergetics, statistical) to explore ecological responses of fishes and other biota to multiple ecosystem stressors (nutrient loading, climate change, invasive species) in Saginaw Bay. The post doc will be expected to make use of existing physical/biological data, as well as output from both physical and lower trophic level models to evaluate potential effects of multiple stressors on fish populations and communities. In addition, the incumbent will prepare manuscripts, present at national conferences, help mentor students (from undergraduate to PhD) and potentially develop parallel field and laboratory studies. The position will be located in Purdue's Department of Forestry and Natural Resources in West Lafayette, IN. Incumbent will interact with a diversity of researchers from multiple institutions (NOAA's Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory, Univ. of Michigan's Cooperative Institute for Limnology and Ecosystems Research, and Limno-Tech Inc.). Through such interactions, there may be opportunities to develop additional research projects consistent with the incumbent's interests. Qualifications: Minimum qualifications include a PhD in Ecology, Fisheries Science, or related field. Strong quantitative and written skills are required. The ideal candidate will be highly creative and able to work effectively both independently and collaboratively. Experience in developing bioenergetics, individual-based, and/or statistical models is strongly preferred. How to Apply: For full consideration, please submit cover letter, CV, and names and contact information for three references to Dr. Tomas Höök (thook@purdue.edu; 765-496-6799) by 15-Dec-2011. Review of candidates will continue until the position is filled. Posted: 11/17/11.

Fisheries Oceanographer: A 2 year Post Doctoral position in the field of Fisheries Oceanography with a specific focus on the dynamics of large marine ecosystems is available to be filled immediately but no later than June 1 2012. The successful candidate will possess a strong background in ecology, have strong statistical/analytical skills and have a keen interest in conducting research at the interfaces between fisheries science, ecological theory and physical oceanography. He/she will be employed by Queen's University, Kingston Ontario Canada, be physically based at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography (BIO) Dartmouth Nova Scotia Canada, and will collaborate with Drs. Kenneth T. Frank (BIO), Brian Petrie (BIO) and William C. Leggett (Queen's). Research will focus on analyses of large bio-physical databases available for NW Atlantic and worldwide ecosystems. Development and pursuit of personal research interests within the general field of enquiry will be encouraged and supported. Interested candidates should contact Dr. K.T. Frank at Kenneth.Frank@dfo-mpo.gc.ca providing a CV and a detailed statement of relevant expertise and research interests. Posted: 12/2/11.

Fisheries Population Modeller/Marine Ecologist/Oceanographer: The Centre for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate, based at the University of Copenhagen, has 2 post doctoral research positions available. For more details and to apply, see the full job ads: fisheries population modeller/marine ecologist and fisheries population modeller/fisheries oceanographer. Application deadline 10/31/11. Posted: 10/17/11.

Fish Stock Modeling: We (Stephan Munch, Alec MacCall and Marc Mangel) are seeking a candidate to fill a postdoctoral position in ecological modeling and time series analysis in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics at UC Santa Cruz in conjunction with NOAA Fisheries. The successful candidate will join an exciting team of ecologists and applied mathematicians who work collaboratively on cutting-edge problems in ecological and evolutionary modeling through the Center for Stock Assessment Research. The successful candidate will work with us to develop non-parametric approaches to ecosystem-based management based on semi-parametric Bayesian methods for nonlinear time-series modeling. The ideal candidate should have experience with hierarchical Bayesian data analysis and spatio-temporal statistical modeling. Familiarity with stochastic dynamic programming is beneficial but not required. The candidate must have a PhD prior to beginning employment. The position is available immediately. Please direct inquiries and applications (please include a CV with any initial application) to Steve Munch (steve.munch@noaa.gov) no later than June 20, 2012. Posted: 5/25/12, revised: 6/6/12.

Modelling Recreational Fisheries as Social-Ecological Systems: A two year position at the Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB), the principal German research centre for limnological and inland fisheries biological research, is now open for applicants. The Institute unites hydrologists, chemists, microbiologists, fish ecologists, fisheries biologists, theoretical biologists and social scientists to study freshwater ecology and inland fisheries from a holistic systems perspective. IGB is member of the Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V. (www.fv-berlin.de) and the Leibniz-Association (www.wgl.de). The FVB manages 8 large research institutes in Berlin that have close links to all three universities in the German capital. IGB offers excellent laboratory and field facilities for interdisciplinary research, large-scale experimental facilities, and long-term research programs and data sets. Work by IGB combines basic and applied research as a basis for sustainable management of aquatic ecosystems and inland fisheries including aquaculture and recreational fisheries. The Inland Fisheries Management Laboratory at Humboldt-University of Berlin (Germany) and the Inter- and Transdisciplinary Young Investigator Group Besatzfisch (Stocked Fish Project) (www.besatz-fisch.de, and also www.adaptfish.igb-berlin.de) in the Department of Biology and Ecology of Fishes at IGB invite applications for a two-year position (starting date January, 1, 2012). Topic: Developing integrative, process-based simulation models of human-nature interactions exemplified by German recreational fisheries. Models shall focus on analysing the social, economic and biological impacts of freshwater fish stocking in the face of heterogeneous anglers exploiting spatially structured freshwater fisheries governed by varying institutional settings. The management strategy evaluation framework shall be used to evaluate the implications of key uncertainties associated with the implementation of different management tools and to study resulting trade-offs in terms of socio-economic and biological outcomes. Requirements:
* PhD in natural resource modelling, mathematical biology, economics, quantitative environmental sociology or related fields, preferably with a focus on fisheries
* Strong quantitative skills (model-building and statistics, key programming languages)
* Good academic record in terms of publications
* Ability and motivation to work both independently and in an interdisciplinary team of social and natural scientists
* Very good working knowledge of English
* Familiarity with recreational fishing and German language are benefits
Salary is paid according to the TVöD and includes health insurance (gross salary up to 50.000 € depending on age and qualifications). Please send your application materials (brief motivation letter of 2-4 pages with an outline of past and future research topics in light of the above-mentioned topical framework, CV, list of publications, three most important papers, scans of certificates, names and email of three referees) in one combined PDF electronically not later than October, 30, 2011 to arlinghaus@igb-berlin.de (Prof. Dr. Robert Arlinghaus, also to be used to address questions related to the job). Complete contact details are: Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V., Department of Biology and Ecology of Fishes, Prof. Dr. Robert Arlinghaus, Müggelseedamm 310, 12587 Berlin, Germany. Posted 10/4/11.

Fisheries Population/Community Modeling: Time-series modeling of large-scale population and community processes Northwest Fisheries Science Center, NOAA Fisheries, Seattle, WA. NOAA’s Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC) has a large research group using time-series modeling to study ecological dynamics. Our research interests are diverse, including estimating species-interaction strengths, inferring environmental and anthropogenic drivers of population and community dynamics, estimating stability metrics, detecting change points and regime shifts. We have numerous long-term and large-scale time-series data on fish, marine mammals, and plankton, which we use to study a wide array of basic and applied ecological and fishery questions. We are seeking a post-doctoral scientist to join our research group. Strong quantitative skills along with a background in aquatic or fisheries ecology are necessary for this position including a record of publication. The ideal candidate would also have experience and interest in one or more of the following areas: • Statistical modeling, esp. hierarchical modeling • time-series analysis • population and/or community dynamics • fisheries management • salmon biology. Post-doctoral positions are initially supported for 1 year with extensions up to 3 years contingent on satisfactory progress and submitted publications. You will join a supportive, collaborative and productive team of quantitative ecologists at NWFSC who are using time-series modeling to study ecological dynamics. Our center of 300+ research scientists has a large number of post-doctoral fellows and provides a stimulating and productive environment for research. Post-docs trained in our group obtain a strong grounding in modern ecological statistics and have high success obtaining positions at both federal research and academic institutions. Close proximity to the University of Washington (a 10min walk) facilitates on-going collaborations with faculty and post-docs in the UW School for Fishery and Aquatic Sciences and other departments across campus. Interested? Contact one of the PIs below to discuss the position in more detail. Please attach a CV, recent publications,and a brief statement describing your background, including any programming and modeling expertise PIs on this project are: Eli Holmes eli.holmes@noaa.gov, Mark Scheuerell mark.scheuerell@noaa.gov, Eric Ward eric.ward@noaa.gov. Posted: 8/12/11.

Ecologist/Hydrologist: NOAA Fisheries is seeking an ecologist or hydrologist to conduct research on the effects of flow and flow regulation on anadromous fish (salmon and sturgeon) and their freshwater habitats. We are especially interested in developing approaches to instream flow problems that overcome limitations of IFIM and PHABSIM. The ideal candidate will have experience and training in hydrological and hydraulic modeling, geomorphology, and a strong background in ecology and quantitative methods. Work may include modeling, laboratory experiments, and field studies. Results will be published primarily in the peer-reviewed literature. Other duties may include serving on advisory committees or working groups as directed. The incumbent will be a member of the Landscape Ecology Team at the National Marine Fisheries Service Lab in Santa Cruz, California. The team is broadly interested in the relationships between habitat and population dynamics of salmon and sturgeon, and includes ecologists, fisheries biologists, geographers, and geologists. The goal of the team is to improve the scientific basis for the management of threatened and endangered anadromous fish, especially in California. This is a full-time, permanent position in the federal civil service, and is open to any U.S. citizen. The official announcement and application instructions are online at http://www.usajobs.opm.gov. Use the search function with NMFS-SWC-2011-0026 or NMFS-SWC-2011-0030 as the keyword, for current federal employees or any U.S. citizen, respectively. Applications must be received by 11:59PM (ET) 15 August 2011. Posted: 8/3/11.

Freshwater Fish Ecology: Post-doc position at Umeå University, Sweden. In this project we ask questions such as: What factors control the composition of fish communities in lakes? Does the absence of a species reflect dispersal barriers, biotic interactions or local environmental factors? How will future climate changes modify species interactions? What factors promotes sympatric speciation? Extensive data on present and historical distributions, the outcome of species introductions, field and laboratory experiments, and mathematical modeling are used to answer these questions. The successful candidate will, depending on interest and competence, work on one of several well-defined projects but there is also room for more independent projects. For more information about projects see Göran Englund's website. To qualify for the position you should have a PhD degree in an ecological discipline, or equivalent, not more than 3 years old. Knowledge about statistical modeling, database management, GIS, modeling of ecological and evolutionary dynamics would be an asset. From the successful candidate, we demand documented capabilities of autonomous scientific research work and skills in writing scientific publications in English. International candidates are encouraged to apply. The application should include a short description of your research interests and why you are interested in the position, a CV, a publication list, copies of exam certificates and publications, and contact information to 3 reference persons. Your complete application marked with reference number 223-1801-11, should be sent to medel@diarie.umu.se (with reference number on the subject line) to arrive November 15, 2011 at the latest. For more information, contact Professor Göran Englund, e-mail goran.englund@emg.umu.se. Posted: 9/28/11.

Invasion Biology of Freshwater Fish: A post doc position (1+1 year) in the project “Biotic resistance in fish communities” is available. Project description: There is large variation between natural communities in their susceptibility to invasions, and we have a poor understanding of the underlying mechanisms. In this project we use information about >1200 introductions of fish species to Swedish lakes to examine what properties of ecological communities that make them resistant to invasive species. The project has a focus on development of general theory for invasion ecology and niche theory, but it will also generate knowledge that can be used in management. The project is run in collaboration with Prof. David Wardle and Yun Ju at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. Your complete application marked with reference number 223-1800-11, should be sent to medel@diarie.umu.se (with reference number on the subject line) or to the Registrar, Umeå University, SE-901 87 Umeå, Sweden to arrive November 1, 2011 at the latest. Posted: 9/28/11.

Fisheries and Wildlife Management Lecturer: The University of Minnesota, Crookston is a rural campus located near the intersection of northwestern Minnesota's prairie, deciduous forest, and boreal forest biomes. Ten miles to the east lies the Glacial Ridge National Wildlife Refuge; the largest wetland and prairie restoration project in North America and the site of field research and management conducted by UMC students. The faculty position in Natural Resources is located in the Agriculture and Natural Resources Department where an emphasis is placed on experiential, hands-on instruction. The department provides cooperative assistance with the River Watch program of area high schools. Full time, nine 9 month, annual renewable Lecturer position in the Agriculture and Natural Resources Department starting August 13, 2012. The appointment will be a 100 percent teaching with service responsibilities. The teaching expectation would be at 12 credits per academic semester (24 credits per academic year). Review of applications will begin March 1, 2012. See the full job adu for details and to apply. Posted: 2/3/12.

Fish and Wildlife Management: The New York Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, in the Department of Natural Resources at Cornell University, is seeking candidates for a postdoctoral position to initiate projects on fish and wildlife management using structured approaches to decision making. One project will evaluate the effects of management on white-tailed deer populations and hunter satisfaction (working with Dr. Angela Fuller), and one project will evaluate the response of fish populations to anthropogenic impacts on rivers (working with Dr. William Fisher). Minimum Requirements: 1. Ph.D. in ecology, fish or wildlife biology, biometrics, or a related field. 2. Strong analytical skills. 3. Demonstrated desire and proven ability to publish in peer-reviewed journals. 4. Strong writing and personal communication skills. Recommended qualifications: Competitive candidates will also have one or more of the following qualifications: have a background in structured decision making and/or adaptive management, previous experience leading a collaborative research project, or skills in modeling, estimation, and optimization. Position length: 1.5 years. Preferred Start Date: Early 2012. To Apply: Please send a curriculum vitae, a letter describing your background and experiences, and the names and contact information for three references to Dr. Angela Fuller, Department of Natural Resources, Cornell University, NY Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, B02 Bruckner Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853, angela.fuller@cornell.edu, (607) 255-2841. Posted: 8/5/11, revised: 9/26/11, 12/8/11.

Human Dimensions of Great Lakes Fisheries Management: The Human Dimensions Research Unit in the Department of Natural Resources at Cornell University is seeking candidates for a postdoctoral position funded by the Great Lakes Fishery Commission (GLFC) to assess, revise, and conduct research in the service of GLFC Human Dimensions of Great Lakes Fishery Management thematic area (see current Human Dimensions theme). Two-year appointment. Application Deadline: Aug 15, 2011, or until suitable candidate is found. Start Date: September 15, 2011. Duties: 1. Conducting a review and synthesis of existing literature focused on the human dimensions(HD)/social science and management of large complex aquatic systems, with an emphasis on fisheries issues in the Great Lakes; 2. Conducting in-depth interviews (individual and/or group) with Great Lakes fishery managers and key stakeholders to elaborate the potential utility of HD inquiry to inform and support management; identify current and anticipated HD information needs of GL fishery managers and key stakeholders; 3. Based on (1) and (2) above, lead the development of a revised Human Dimensions theme for GLFC (it is expected that this effort will be conducted in a scholarly fashion leading to one or more peer-reviewed journal articles); 4. Conducting workshops with GL fishery managers and key stakeholders to disseminate results and make recommendations; 5. Play a strong role in the development of a 'community of practice' around the management of fisheries in the Great Lakes; make connections and identify opportunities; identify key personnel who should be involved (including as proposal reviewers for the Human Dimensions theme of GLFC); 6. Lead and/or participate as a member of a team (as appropriate) in developing two HD proposals that address topics of basin-wide interest and/or that focus on a particular problem within the HD framework. The candidate will work under the supervision of a collaborative team of researchers from Cornell University including Professors Richard Stedman and Daniel Decker, Department of Natural Resources, Cornell University, and will be part of a larger emerging research thrust focusing on the Human Dimensions of large aquatic systems, with special focus on the Great Lakes. Qualifications Required: 1. PhD in a social science discipline (sociology/rural sociology, political science, economics, social psychology, geography, communication) and a strong understanding of natural resource systems or PhD in an interdisciplinary natural resources program that includes human/social/economic dimensions as described above. 2. Excellent communication skills, including spoken/written English. 3. Broad social science methodological competence, especially in the conduct and analysis of qualitative interviews (i.e., experience with NVivo and/or ATLAS.ti). 4. Experience synthesizing multiple studies/data sets/meta analyses. 5. Demonstrated desire to publish in peer-reviewed journals. 6. Proven organizational skills and the ability to work independently while adhering to tight timelines. Strongly Preferred: 1. Experience and leadership in education/outreach programs. 2. Proven track record of research in fundamentals of Human Dimensions of natural resources. 3. Expertise in fisheries / aquatic systems as area of natural resource competence. 4. Great Lakes experience and/or understanding of recreational and/or commercial fishing. 5. Background in resilience/coupled human-ecological systems (systems approaches in general). 6. Understanding/experience of wildlife/fisheries management/governance. To Apply: Please send a curriculum vitae, a letter responding to each of the requirements and qualifications and describing your background and experiences, and the names and contact information for three references to Dr. Richard Stedman, Department of Natural Resources, 207 Bruckner Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, rcs6@cornell.edu; 607-255-9729. If sent via email, please provide a single pdf with all application materials. Posted: 7/21/11.

Salmon Life Cycle Modeling: The Institute of Marine Sciences at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and the National Marine Fisheries Service seek a postdoctoral scholar to conduct original research on salmon life cycle and ecosystem modeling. The position will involve development of simulation models that will allow prediction of salmon population response to habitat restoration and changes in flow and water quality. The models will be used to support adaptive management of California’s state and federal water projects and in an evaluation of the effects of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan, an ambitious program intended to ensure the sustainability of the Bay-Delta ecosystem and the reliability of California’s water supply. The work includes establishing relationships between hydrological conditions, habitat quantity and quality, and performance of various life stages of salmon, and encompassing these relatively detailed analyses in an overall life-cycle model. The incumbent will have responsibility for the day-to-day management of the project, which includes collaborators in Santa Cruz, CA and Seattle, WA, and will have opportunities to participate in related field work. Useful experience includes the ability to program in MATLAB, Java or R, experience constructing and using life cycle or ecosystem models, familiarity with geographic information systems, and a strong background in ecology or a related field. The incumbent will analyze results, and summarize them in the form of reports, refereed journal publications and/or meeting presentations and seminars. Initial consideration of applications will begin on August 8, 2011. See the official announcement for details. Posted: 7/12/11.

Climate Change and Rangeland Ecology: The Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management at Oklahoma State University (Stillwater, OK) has Post-Doctoral funding for an individual interested in the impact of climate change on rangeland ecology. This could include aspects of ecohydrology, fire effects, or landscape ecology. The successful applicant will work with existing datasets in one of the three areas mentioned above, and develop new projects on climate change impacts on terrestrial vegetation. The individual will also consult with Landscape Conservation Cooperatives to develop collaborative projects. Requirements: Applicants should have a doctoral degree in Rangeland Ecology, Forest Ecology, or a related discipline by the time of starting the position. Experience with either ecohydrology, fire ecology, or landscape analysis in shrubland or forested land is essential. The project will be based in Stillwater, OK, and require some travel in the region. Fluency in English and a valid driving license are required. The position will be available July 1, 2012. Salary $40-45k/year. The duration of the position is 2 years. Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references in a single pdf-file to keith.owens@okstate.edu. The CV should contain a list of publications and information describing relevant skills and experience. Review of applications will begin by July 1, 2012 and continue until a suitable candidate is found. For further information, please contact: Dr. M. Keith Owens; OSU Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management, 008C Agricultural Hall, Stillwater, OK 74078-6013, phone 405.744.5438, email keith.owens@okstate.edu. Posted: 6/14/12.

Climate Change and Livestock Production: The USDA/ARS Rangeland Resources Research Unit, Cheyenne, WY seeks a Post Doctoral Research Associate for a two year appointment. A recent Ph.D. (within the last four years) is required. The incumbent will quantify how climate change, especially variability of precipitation and increasing temperatures, affect livestock production in the Northern Great Plains. The incumbent will use existing long-term climatic and livestock production sets to (1) determine relationships between livestock gains and climatic variability across multiple temporal scales, and (2) incorporate synthetic relationship into decision support systems for livestock production. Knowledge of livestock production, rangeland ecology and contemporary quantitative statistics is required. Experience with modeling, large data sets, and decision support systems is desirable. A Ph.D. in Rangeland Management, Animal Science, Ecology, Biology or a related field of study is required and citizenship restrictions apply. To learn more go to http://www.usajobs.gov/ and search RA-12-011-H. Send all application materials including transcripts and references to Dr. Justin Derner, USDA/ARS, 8408 Hildreth Road, Cheyenne, WY, 82009 or e-mail to Justin.Derner@ars.usda.gov. Closes: 3/9/12. Posted: 1/20/12.

Global Change and Plant Communities/Ecosystems: Research Associate, Department of Forest Resources, University of Minnesota. Researcher sought with expertise and interest in impacts of global change on plant communities and ecosystem processes. Availability: Immediately or no later than May 1, 2012 – through August 2013, with the possibility of an additional year. Requirements: Ph.D. in forest ecology, forestry, ecosystem ecology, ecophysiology or a closely related field, experience with plant identification, as well as a strong work ethic, demonstrated quantitative capabilities, and a proven ability to work independently. Expertise and experience: Global change biology, invasion biology, ecophysiology, community ecology, ecosystem ecology, or other relevant area. Main responsibilities will be assisting an ongoing project funded by the Legislative Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR) which is assessing the links between forest attributes and plant invasion. The goal of the research is to better understand whether forest characteristics, especially those amenable to management, can be effective deterrents to plant invasion. See the full job ad for details and to apply. Posted: 3/9/12.

Climate Change and Forest Insects: University of Wisconsin-Madison. A postdoctoral Research Associate position will be available spring/summer 2012 to work with Drs. Rick Lindroth (Univ. WI), Ken Raffa (Univ. WI) and Peter Reich (Univ. MN) on a pioneering project investigating the consequences of climate warming for southern boreal forests. This project, funded by a USDA AFRI grant, will explore warming-induced shifts in tree phenology and chemistry, and consequences thereof for the performance of tree-feeding insects and tree response to defoliation. This research will be integrated with the larger, DOE-funded "B4WARMED" project. Primary responsibilities of the Research Associate are to coordinate and conduct field and laboratory components of the research program, including insect bioassays, censuses of insect biodiversity and foliar damage, and plant chemical analyses. Qualifications include demonstrated expertise in insect bioassays and plant chemical analyses. Strong interpersonal/teamwork, laboratory, statistical and writing skills are essential. Must be able to live for extended periods during the field season near the research sites in NE Minnesota. Salary and benefits: $36,500+, commensurate with experience. Excellent family medical/dental health plans available at modest cost. Duration of position: up to 2 years. Applications will be accepted through Feb. 15, 2012, or until a suitable applicant is found. Send a single pdf document, including c.v., names/addresses of three references, representative reprints, and a letter specifically detailing your fit to the position to: Dr. Rick Lindroth (lindroth@wisc.edu). Posted: 1/13/12.

Plant-Arthropod Interactions & Urban/Global Warming: One postdoctoral position will be available beginning as soon as January 2012 to work in the lab of Steve Frank in the Department of Entomology at North Carolina State University. Candidate will examine the consequences of urban heat islands and global climate change for arthropods of societal or economic importance. The study design will include both large observational studies and controlled experimental manipulation to uncover ecological phenomena and the mechanisms behind them. The project may include work to compare arthropod responses in urban environments to large experimental warming chambers in the forest understory of Duke Forest. Study organisms can be selected to accommodate goals of the project and expertise of successful the candidate. Expertise in arthropods, urban ecology, or climate change is of particular interest. The applicant’s CV should indicate evidence of strong scholarship, including peer-reviewed publications and show evidence of the ability to finish projects. The successful candidate must be able to interact with a diverse group of researchers and students. Job opens January 1, 2012. Review of applications will begin November 17, 2011 though applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found. Position appointment will last for one year from starting date, with possibility of renewal based on performance. See the application instructions for details or email sdfrank@ncsu.edu. Posted: 10/24/11, revised: 11/14/11.

Chemical Ecology of Polyphenols: "Evolution and global distribution of plant polyphenol-based pro-oxidant defenses". Polyphenols are a group of specialized metabolites that are produced by practically all global plant species. One of the most important polyphenol functions is their ability to serve as plants' chemical defense against e.g. herbivorous insects. However, the true mechanisms responsible for the polyphenol activities have been a target of ongoing debate. One of the most apparent types of defense mechanisms - polyphenol oxidation triggered by either high gut pH or plant oxidase enzymes - has received only a little attention. Thus we have a gap in our knowledge of (1) what are the active (or inactive) pro-oxidant polyphenols, (2) how are the pro-oxidant polyphenols (and pro-oxidant activity) distributed in the plant kingdom, and (3) how are the pro-oxidant polyphenol molecules and pro-oxidant activity evolved in ecologically relevant families and genus. The post-doc will be part of the Natural Chemistry Research Group working in the Salminen lab (Laboratory of Organic Chemistry and Chemical Biology, University of Turku, Finland). The lab is equipped with the latest high-quality instruments needed for the modern studies of chemical ecology. Recently, the Salminen lab has created a UPLC-MS/MS based method that is able to (1) reveal all the polyphenol classes, (2) quantify the individual polyphenols and (3) reveal and quantify the individual pro-oxidant polyphenols (active and inactive ones) present in any plant species or sample. This method is currently being used to reveal the individual pro-oxidant polyphenols present in more than 1500 plant species that have been collected around the globe and distributed along the plant tree of life. A special emphasis is given for ecologically relevant species of Oenothera, Quercus and Eucalypts, to reveal both the micro- and macroevolution of polyphenol-based pro-oxidant defences in plants. The post-doc will join this exciting and challenging task, and will coordinate the data production and handling. The project will involve interdisciplinary collaborations with leadings scientists from around the globe and the post-doc may visit their labs either in Cornell University (New York, USA), University of Toronto (Toronto, Canada) or Australian National University (Canberra, Australia). He/she will be able to boost his/her career by writing many high-quality papers related to e.g. (1) the polyphenol oxidation hypothesis, (2) the micro- and macroevolution of polyphenol-based pro-oxidant defences, (3) the latitudinal herbivore defence hypothesis, and (4) methodology related to these advanced chemical ecology techniques. We are seeking a highly motivated, team-oriented post-doc with a strong interest in chemical ecology, chemistry and plant-herbivore interactions. Applicants should hold a PhD (chemistry, chemical ecology or equivalent) and must have a proven experience in the field of chemical ecology, both in the lab work and writing of scientific papers. Experience with chemical methods such as LC, LC-MS, 96-well plate reader and/or any other methods related to polyphenol chemistry would be highly beneficial. Knowledge of statistical methods and the ability to handle large data sets will be beneficial as well. Good knowledge of spoken and written English is required. The position will start in September 2012 at the earliest. The position will be for a maximum of four years, but could be filled for a shorter period, if needed. The mobility of a foreign post-doc may be enhanced by an additional mobility grant. Application Deadline: July 15, 2012. To apply, send a cover letter explaining your interest in this position, a complete academic record, CV and addresses of 2-3 potential academic referees to: prof. Juha-Pekka Salminen (j-p.salminen@utu.fi). Posted: 6/8/12.

Chemical Ecology of Drosophila: Dr. Rebecca Hallett, SES, Univ. of Guelph, is currently seeking a motivated Post-Doctoral Research Associate to investigate the chemical ecology of Spotted Wing Drosophila (Drosophila suzukii (Diptera: Drosophilidae)), an invasive pest of soft-skinned fruit. The post-doc will develop semiochemical-based pest management methods for D. suzukii that can be used in both conventional and organic production systems. The post-doc will help design and execute lab and fieldwork, analyze data, and write up publications in collaboration with the PI and other members of the research team. The post-doc will also have opportunities to supervise undergraduate project students and to interact with collaborators at Vineland Research Innovation Centre, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada and OMAFRA. This project is part of a larger program on the biology and management of D. suzukii in Ontario. Applications due by: 10 Jun. Please see the full application information for details and to apply. Posted: 5/30/12.

Agricultural Pest Insect-Crop Interactions: Department of Entomology, Iowa State University, Available 1 April, 2012. Postdoctoral Research Associate studying interactions between agricultural pest insects and crops that produce insecticidal toxins derived from Bacillus thuringiensis. Duties and responsibilities --Work as part of a team to accomplish research goals --Run large-scale field experiments and laboratory bioassays, and assist students participating in these experiments --Prepare manuscripts for publication --Assist with grant writing --Consult with principal investigator, technical personnel and other researchers to improve design of experiments and interpretation of results Minimum qualifications --Ph.D. in Entomology, Biology, or Ecology and Evolution --Demonstrated ability to publish results in refereed journals --Ability to work independently Preferred qualifications --Knowledge of population genetics --Knowledge of insect resistance to insecticides and transgenic crops --Experience designing and conducting field and laboratory experiments. To apply, send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, reprints of two papers, and the names and contact information for three references to Aaron Gassmann (aaronjg@iastate.edu). Although electronic applications are preferred, application materials also may be mailed to Dept. of Entomology, 110 Insectary Bldg., Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011. Posted: 2/17/12.

Entomologist, Biological Control of Weeds: The USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station (PSW) is advertising for a postdoctoral GS-0414-11/12 Entomologist. The position will be funded for one year with a possibility for extension for an additional 1-2 years. This notification is being circulated to inform prospective applicants of this upcoming opportunity and determine interest in the position. The position will be located in Volcano, Hawaii, (Big Island) within the PSW Conservation of Biodiversity Program at the Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry. The Entomologist will be a member of a collaborative research team which studies impacts and management of invasive plant species in Hawaiian forest ecosystems, including development of biological control agents. The primary duties and responsibilities of the position are to conduct ecological studies of natural enemies being evaluated as potential biological control agents for invasive plants in Hawaii. The incumbent will use studies in the native range and in a quarantine laboratory in Hawaii to evaluate insect agents for targeted weedy melastomes, particularly Miconia calvescens. The research is expected to provide information critical for determining suitability of selected species for introduction as biocontrol agents, leading to development of biocontrol as a tool for long term management of Miconia calvescens in Hawaiian forests. Objectives include: 1) developing procedures for successful propagation and testing of natural enemies of weedy melastomes; 2) evaluating host specificity of insect agents for Miconia calvescens and related species; and 3) evaluating impacts of agents on target plants. Methods include use of centrifugal phylogenetic host range testing, life history and behavioral observations, and other specialized techniques used in studies of insect-plant interactions. The incumbent will collaborate with unit scientists and technicians and external cooperators, working under supervision of the research entomologist who leads the Institute’s biocontrol program. The scientist will assist in planning and conducting field and laboratory studies and management and analysis of data, including entering and archiving data in accordance with established protocols, performing statistical analyses, and summarizing data in forms such as graphs, figures, and tables suitable for publication in scientific journals or for presentation at scientific meetings. The incumbent assists with preparation of journal articles and presentations for scientific meetings, and will be expected to write portions of such publications and may have senior authorship in some cases. The incumbent is expected to give presentations at scientific meetings, seminars, and other forums. The work will require international travel and standing and walking in steep, rough terrain, sometimes in inclement weather. If interested in this position, please send your curriculum vitae by no later than June 29, 2012 to: Tracy Johnson (tracyjohnson@fs.fed.us), Research Entomologist. Posted: 6/11/12.

Entomology: Postdoctoral positiosn are available to explore relationships between biodiversity and natural pest control at Washington State University. Possible research topics include impacts of pathogen/predator species richness (Science 321:1488-1490, 2009) and evenness (Nature 466:109-112, 2010) on prey populations in natural or sustainable-farming systems. A combination of field experiments, theory, and/or molecular approaches encouraged. Start summer or fall 2012. See the Synder lab web site for more information. Contact Bill Snyder, Department of Entomology, Washington State University, wesnyder@wsu.edu. Posted: 10/20/11.

Insect Ecologist: The National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) is a $430 million dollar observatory project dedicated to understanding how changes in climate, land use and invasive species impact ecology. Duties: •Develop and oversee sampling designs to track abundance, diversity, phenology, and population dynamics of ground-dwelling beetles and mosquitoes. •Develop and oversee NEON invertebrate identification design, including DNA barcode libraries for selected taxa. •Develop QA/QC protocols for field sampling and data processing. •Develop the scientific rationale for scientific measurements and methods. •Coordinate outsourced lab selection and oversee contracts •Work with NEON scientists to develop useful data products and analyses for the NEON data. •Work with NEON scientists to develop appropriate ways to maintain data and formats for public data access. •Coordinate information sharing with relevant communities •Work with collaborating laboratories and NEON scientists to facilitate publication of results, and collaborate with other NEON scientists to prepare reports and develop recommendations for best practices, future analyses and data processing. Education: •PhD in ecology, evolution, or related field. Experience: •5 years research experience (including PhD research) in insect ecology, specifically related to ground-dwelling beetles or mosquitoes •5 years field experience (including PhD research), familiarity with pitfall trapping methods, mosquito trapping methods, insect identification, collections, and/or DNA barcoding. •Experience working in a collaborative scientific enterprise. Skills and Abilities: •Scientific writing and review •Proficiency in analyses that correlate biological data with abiotic variables and ability to perform such analyses within a geospatial framework •Ability to work independently, but as part of an active Science team •Strong communication and interpersonal skills •Undertake responsibilities beyond those associated with individual research projects. Physical Requirements: •The candidate may be exposed to conditions in the field, and therefore must be able to traverse uneven ground such as dirt banks, stream beds, and shallow ponds carrying equipment and materials up to 40 lbs. Apply to: www.neoninc.org. Posted; 9/12/11.

Grasshopper Population Dynamics and Climate Change: Scientists led by Gary Belovsky at the University of Notre Dame's Environmental Change Initiative are designing a large project to examine how climate change may alter grasshopper population dynamics on U.S. rangelands. This long-term project will examine climate change effects on grasshopper feeding, their predators and their parasites/diseases at 12 sites throughout the United States to help forecast where and when grasshoppers may outbreak and what control measures may be required. Positions available: one Postdoctoral Fellow (PDFP with experience in population/community ecology, especially with insects). Review of these applications will begin in October. Applicants should send one single pdf with a cover letter explaining how their research experience and trajectory could contribute to ND-ECI, along with a CV and three reference letters via email to: eci@nd.edu. Please put “Application” in the subject line, along with the name of the appropriate program. Posted: 8/29/11.

Quantitative Modeling of Pollinator Populations: The Department of Environmental Science, Policy, & Management at the University of California-Berkeley seeks a quantitative population or community ecologist for a two to four year post-doctoral position to work on how native plant hedgerows in intensive agricultural regions may influence the occupancy dynamics, community assembly and functional properties of pollinator communities. The post-doctoral associate will analyze existing datasets (4+ years of data over 20 sites), select new sites to expand the project, supervise the field team, and assist as needed in collection of field data on pollinator communities and habitat attributes. The post-doc will be supervised by PI Prof. Claire Kremen. This research will elucidate how re-diversification of intensive monoculture landscapes may influence pollinator conservation and pollination function/services. Required: * Significant experience conducting multi-season occupancy analysis and/or spatial capture-recapture models, or other relevant experience * Quantitative statistics background, especially with model selection and multimodel inference using Maximum Likelihood or Bayesian estimation * Experience managing/analyzing large datasets * Adept at statistical programming in R and/or WinBUGS * General background in ecology and experience conducting ecological field work Desirable Additional Experience * Experience in entomology or bee/pollinator biology * Development of null models for community assembly analyses * Geographic Information Systems, espescially ArcGIS Additional Responsibilities * Supervision of field team and data entry/processing * Disseminate results at scientific professional conferences and in peer-reviewed literature * Report writing * Grant proposal development, as needed Starting salary is $38k per year plus benefits. The position is available beginning January, 2012 (possible earlier start date may be negotiable) and is fully-funded for four years. A two-year commitment is requested. Please submit PDFs of a CV, a brief cover letter highlighting your relevant experience, interests and career goals, and names and contacts of 3 references by email to QEpostdoc@gmail.com no later than Oct 7, 2011. Applicants should have a recent PhD degree. Applications may be reviewed as they are received. For further information about the project please contact Dr. Claire Kremen directly at ckremen@berkeley.edu. Posted: 9/13/11.

Pollinator Ecology and Ecosystem Services: The Department of Energy-funded Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) seeks to hire a postdoctoral scientist to study the implications of different biofuel crop systems for pollinators and the pollination ecosystem services they deliver. This position will be responsible for designing and conducting field studies that address issues related to the links between biodiversity and ecosystem function, as well as how potential biofuel management practices might influence bee communities. The position will link with multi-disciplinary research projects within the GLBRC Sustainability Area. We are most interested in applicants with experience in native bee ecology and/or management, with excellent writing skills and publication record, and a combination of experience in bee identification, landscape ecology, and spatial analysis. Good organizational skills and the ability to manage large field research programs are required. Applicants should hold a PhD degree in Entomology, Ecology or a related discipline. The position will be located in East Lansing at the Michigan State University campus with frequent travel throughout the lower peninsula of Michigan, so applicants must possess a valid driver’s license. This is a 1 year position with potential for renewal. Salary and fringe benefits are highly competitive. Applications should be submitted as a single pdf file and include CV, a summary of relevant research experience, and the names and contact information for three professional references. The review of applications will begin October 20, 2011 and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified. The start date is approximately Jan. 1, 2012. Please send application materials electronically to Rufus Isaacs (isaacsr@msu.edu) in the Department of Entomology at MSU. Posted: 9/26/11.

Pollination Ecology: Postdoctoral Research Associate – University of Florida, Florida Museum of Natural History. Start date: October 1, 2011. Full-time fixed term for two years. Pay Rate: $32k per year. We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated Postdoctoral Researcher to coordinate large-scale field experiments assessing the role of various roadside vegetation management practices (mowing frequency, wildflower augmentation) for enhancing habitat and floral resources for insect pollinators. The successful applicant will be responsible for developing and analyzing a dataset of pollinator diversity resulting from insect surveys undertaken in north-central Florida. The position will begin as soon as a qualified applicant is found and is available for a two year period. Qualifications: a Ph.D. in ecology, entomology, or a related field; demonstrated expertise in collecting field data and managing large field research projects; excellent organizational skills; and strong data analysis and writing skills. Preference will be given to applicants with prior experience working with native bees or pollination biology. Taxonomic knowledge of both pollinators (especially native bees) and plants is desired. Landscape ecology, GIS and modeling skills would be welcomed but are not essential. The post will report directly to the project Principal Investigator, Dr. Jaret Daniels, and will receive general guidance and training from him and the other Principal Investigator Dr. Delano Lewis. The successful applicant must be self-motivated and able to work independently and on their own initiative, and as part of a multi-disciplinary team. To ensure full consideration please apply online at http://jobs.ufl.edu (requisition # 0809126.). The application should include: (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae with the names and contact information of three (3) references. Any questions regarding this position may be directed via email to Dr. Jaret C. Daniels (jdaniels@flmnh.ufl.edu). Posted: 9/12/11.

Pollination/Modelling Plant Community Structure: A PhD Position in the University of Tübingen, Germany Effect of shared pollination on plant community structure – a modeling approach Many grassland plant species depend on generalist pollinators for reproduction. Therefore, their fitness depends not only on their own traits (e.g. attractiveness) but also on their neighbor's traits. Such indirect effects range from negative to positive, i.e. neighbor presence may decrease or increase the number of visiting pollinators. Because pollinators take decisions at different spatial scales, effects may also change with species density and spatial pattern. As part of this project we are looking for an enthusiastic person who will use theoretical considerations and the accumulated data from several field works to create a series of models (simulation or analytic) which will help us understand the system further. The focus of the models will mainly be to study how pollination preferences and grassland initial composition change the outcome of pollination services at the individual and community levels. Although the focus of the work will be theoretical, there is also the possibility to add field measurements and experiments to supply information and validate the models. The position is part of a larger project that studies the effect of shared pollinators on plant community composition along productivity gradients using theoretical and empirical approaches. Requirements: The candidate should have some experience in modeling, preferably spatial explicit/grid based models. Analytical ability and high motivation for independent work are desirable. Team spirit is extremely important. The project is expected to start in October 2011 and will be funded for 30 months. However, the position will be opened till the right person is found. For more information please contact Dr. Merav Seifan, Plant Ecology department, Institute for Evolution and Ecology, Tübingen University. merav.seifan@uni-tuebingen.de +49-7071-2978814; Please add a short description of your interests and relevant experience. Posted: 8/1/11.

Pollination and Biodiversity: As part of the NSERC-funded Canadian Pollination Initiative (CANPOLIN), researchers Elizabeth Elle and Jana Vamosi invite applications for a two-year postdoctoral position in pollination and biodiversity. The NSERC-CANPOLIN network is a consortium of 40+ researchers in pollination biology and provides many collaborative opportunities. Drs. Elle and Vamosi head the Ecosystems Working Group within CANPOLIN, and the successful applicant will be engaged in cross-network analyses of data collected in the first three years of our network. Individuals with experience in the development of datasets from disparate sources, considerable capacity for independent research, and strong quantitative abilities (both spatial analysis and meta-analysis) are encouraged to apply. Taxonomic knowledge of both pollinators and plants is a plus. The successful applicant will be responsible for developing and analyzing a dataset of pollinator diversity resulting from insect surveys undertaken across Canada. In addition, s/he will contribute to building and analysing a dataset of the distribution of plant mating systems of the Canadian flora, in an effort to elucidate the pollinator dependence of our flora. The appointment is shared between University of Calgary and Simon Fraser University, but the successful applicant will perform the majority of their responsibilities at Simon Fraser University, in the Greater Vancouver region of British Columbia. To apply, please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references by email to Elizabeth Elle [ elizabeth_elle@sfu.ca ] and Jana Vamosi [ jvamosi@ucalgary.ca ]. Review of applications will begin in August and continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Starting date is anticipated to be fall or winter of 2011. Salary and benefits will be competitive with NSERC postdoctoral fellowships and may include some additional funding for travel related to fulfilling responsibilities to CANPOLIN. Posted: 7/8/11.

Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning: The lab of Erika Zavaleta at the University of California-Santa Cruz is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to join the research group and work primarily on a novel grassland biodiversity field experiment currently in its third successful year. The project explores ordered and randomized species loss effects on ecosystem processes in a serpentine grassland at Coyote Ridge/Kirby Canyon Reserve, California, 45 minutes from UCSC campus. Coyote Ridge is the most extensive serpentine grassland in the San Francisco Bay Area and is an important restoration and conservation site for dozens of rare California plant and animal species. Applicants should have the following experience and qualifications: •Ph.D. in ecology, biogeochemistry, or a related field conferred by August 1, 2011. •Significant field and laboratory experience in plant community ecology and biogeochemistry/nutrient cycling. Experience in grassland ecology and restoration, soil science, experimental ecology, plant invasion biology and related areas is also desirable. •Excellent writing and analytical/statistical skills and a desire to take the lead on multiple publications in a short time frame. •Attention to detail and willingness to navigate the administrative aspects of managing a research project at a large research institution. •Desire to work closely with and mentor others, including undergraduate and Ph.D. students. •A valid driver’s license and ability to drive a pickup truck on unimproved dirt roads. Responsibilities include scientific oversight for significant components of the project; overall management of the experimental site, field and lab logistics, part-time project staff, and equipment and supply flow; and taking the lead role in writing at least two manuscripts per year. The fellow will develop and address project research questions identified collaboratively with the PI, using data within and across project years. The fellow will also have the opportunity to collaborate with the PI and other project scientists as a contributor to other research streams, manuscripts and proposals. The Zavaleta lab currently includes four postdoctoral fellows and four Ph.D. students working on a range of projects. Position to begin no later than Sept. 1, 2011 with an initial one-year commitment and the possibility of extension to two years. To apply, please send a cover letter addressing each of the requested qualification, a CV, two or more references (contact information or letters), and relevant reprints (optional) to Erika Zavaleta at zavaleta@ucsc.edu. Applications will be considered until the position is filled. Posted: 7/11/11.

Plant Ecological Genetics: A two year postdoctoral fellowship is available to investigate whether declines in bird pollinators have exposed two native New Zealand plants to increased inbreeding and to a cryptic form of recruitment failure where fruits and seedlings are abundant but fail to recruit due to high rates of inbreeding depression. The study organisms will be Fuchsia excorticata (Tree Fuchsia) and Sophora microphylla (kowhai). For this project, we are combining genetic markers to measure inbreeding and to score gender in seedlings of the gynodioecious fuchsia with field studies of pollination ecology. The successful applicant will have experience with plant reproductive biology and implementing molecular genetic approaches (PCR, RT-PCR, and gene sequencing). The candidate should hold a Ph.D. in botany, genetics, or evolutionary biology. We seek an individual who is enthusiastic, highly motivated, and willing to work independently as well as with a team. This project is a collaboration between Alastair Robertson, Ecology Group, Institute of Natural Resources and Jennifer Tate, Institute of Molecular Biosciences, at Massey University in Palmerston North, New Zealand. Palmerston North is a small and friendly university town, which is located two hours from Wellington, the winery region of Hawke's Bay, and the volcanic plateau. The position will be jointly based within the Ecology Group, Institute of Natural Resources and the Institute of Molecular BioSciences and will take advantage of the facilities available at Massey, including the Massey Genome Service. The closing date for applications is 31 January 2012. The starting date is flexible, but must be no later than 1 August 2012. For more information about this position, please contact Alastair Robertson (A.W.Robertson@massey.ac.nz). To apply for this position, please visit http://jobs.massey.ac.nz (reference A396-11). Posted: 11/16/11.

Biodiversity and Alkenone Production of Coastal Phytoplankton: The Rynearson lab, at the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position. The research project combines genetic, flow cytometric and physiological approaches to investigate biodiversity and alkenone production in haptophyte algae. The postdoctoral associate will be responsible for conducting laboratory and field research on grant-funded work to examine the biodiversity of coastal haptophytes and linkages to alkenone production, and for disseminating results in publications and presentations. The individual will be required to contribute to the functioning of the lab, assist with graduate and undergraduate student mentoring and develop future research projects. The successful individual will have the opportunity to work with single cell flow sorting and single cell genomics as well as conduct fieldwork consisting of coordinated sampling with coastal long-term time series programs. Qualifications: Candidates are required to have a Ph.D. degree by August 2012 in Oceanography, Biology or a related field. Excellent command of the English language (written and verbal) and quantitative analytical skills are required. Candidates should possess demonstrable experience in the field of ecology or evolution as well as some of the following: conceiving, designing and conducting empirical research; ability to work with and analyze genetic markers; familiarity with flow cytometric techniques; familiarity culturing phytoplankton; quantitative and statistical analyses. Appointment: The position is for 12-months, commencing July 2012 or before. The successful candidate will receive training in research collaboration, presentation and publication of results, and outreach and mentoring. There will be opportunities for development of research proposals. To Apply: Applications must include (1) a maximum 3-page statement of career goals, research vision and interests; (2) curriculum vitae, (3) reprints of relevant publications and (4) names and addresses of three referees willing to write confidential letters of recommendation. All materials should be emailed as a single pdf document to: rynearson at gso.uri.edu with ‘PostDoc Application’ in the subject line. Candidates will be selected based on overall excellence, including academic qualifications, letters of recommendation, and prior skills, experience, and research goals that are compatible with the goals of the funded research. For full consideration, applications must be received by May 13, 2012 or until the position is filled. Posted: 4/24/12.

Phytoplankton Population Genetics: A postdoctoral research associate position is available to examine local, regional and global scales of gene flow in planktonic marine diatoms. The Rynearson lab, at the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography has an opening for a postdoctoral research associate to conduct research that combines genetic, physiological and physical oceanographic approaches to investigate gene flow in phytoplankton. Responsibilities and Duties: The postdoctoral associate will be responsible for conducting laboratory and field research on grant-funded work to examine global patterns and rates of gene flow in planktonic diatoms, and for disseminating results in publications and presentations. The individual will be required to contribute to the functioning of the lab, assist with graduate and undergraduate student mentoring, perform outreach and educational activities and develop future research projects. Qualifications: Candidates are required to have a Ph.D. degree by January 2012 in Oceanography, Biology (Ecology or Evolution) or a related field. Excellent command of the English language (written and verbal) and quantitative analytical skills are required. Candidates should possess demonstrable experience in the field of ecology or evolution as well as some of the following: conceiving, designing and conducting empirical research; ability to work with and analyze molecular markers; familiarity with genetic and bioinformatics techniques; computer programming; simulations and modeling; quantitative and statistical analyses. Appointment: The position is for 12-months, commencing January or February, 2012 with the possibility of renewal depending on performance. The successful candidate will receive training in research collaboration, presentation and publication of results, and outreach and mentoring. There will be opportunities for teaching and development of research proposals. To Apply: Applications must include (1) a maximum 3-page statement of career goals, research vision and interests; (2) curriculum vitae, (3) reprints of relevant publications and (4) names and addresses of three referees willing to write confidential letters of recommendation. All materials should be emailed as a single pdf document to: rynearson at gso.uri.edu with ‘PostDoc Application’ in the subject line. Candidates will be selected based on overall excellence, including academic qualifications, letters of recommendation, and prior skills, experience, and research goals that are compatible with the goals of the funded research. Closing date: For full consideration, applications must be received by November 16, 2011 or until the position is filled. Further information: - Rynearson lab - URI Graduate School of Oceanography. Posted: 10/18/11.

Tree Floral Biology/Biotechnology: Research Associate Post Doc. Genetic modification of poplar, sweetgum, and eucalypt for ecological containment; optional biotechnology outreach. Two postdoctoral positions are available at Oregon State University to work on studies related to floral molecular biology, transgenic biotechnology, and genomics. Research includes analysis of gene expression and floral morphology in transgenic trees with diverse sterility transgenes; selection of target genes and development of new transgenic constructs from transcriptome databases; and design and analysis of zinc finger and TALEN mutagenesis of floral genes. Depending on interests and background, possible involvement in ongoing epigenomic studies in poplar. One position has roughly 25% work in general crop biotechnology outreach, including web site maintenance, grant writing, and social media development. For science questions, contact Steve.Strauss@OregonState.Edu. To review and apply go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs. Postings #0008912 and #0008910. Full Consideration Date: 5/14/2012, Closing Date: 6/4/12. Posted: 4/24/12.

Population and Ecological Genetics, Trees: A postdoctoral research associate position is anticipated to work on local adaptation across latitude in North American forest trees. The project focuses on identification of genes and traits important for local adaptation in trees from populations spanning latitudes from southern Canada to northern Alaska. Our research has implications for plant migration responses to climate change, effects of local adaptation on genome-wide and population-level polymorphism, and tree breeding. We are searching broadly because there are many interesting projects for postdoctoral level scientists that may have different skill sets. The successful candidate may have strengths in one or more of the following areas: population genetics and bioinformatics, plant physiology, or ecological genetics. Opportunities will be provided for development in one or more of the following areas: molecular ecology, bioinformatics, whole genome and transcriptome sequence analysis, and plant ecology and physiology. Opportunities may be available for travel to Alaska, southern Canada, or Colorado during the summer for field studies and monitoring common gardens. An earned PhD is required. Further information regarding this and related projects can be found in publications Olson et al. 2010 New Phytol.186:526-536; Keller et al. 2010 Mol. Ecol. 19:1212-1226; Sollanayakanahally et al. 2010 PC&E 32:1821-1832. The successful postdoc will be located in the Olson lab in the Biological Sciences Department at Texas Tech University. The department has 44 faculty and >100 graduate students. The postdoc will benefit from interactions with the Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior core faculty as well as a strong faculty in Plant Sciences. Interested applicants should send a letter of interest, CV, and names and email addresses of 3 references to Matt Olson, Department of Biological Sciences, Texas Tech University, P.O. Box 43131, Lubbock, TX USA 79409-3131, or email matt.olson@ttu.edu. Posted: 9/6/11.

Kelp Population Genetics: The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) is currently accepting application submissions for a postdoctoral appointment in Dr. Filipe Alberto’s laboratory. UWM has an active group of researchers studying evolutionary genetics and behavior. There is the possibility to work with UWM graduate students and undergraduates from the UBM Aquatic Biology and Mathematics program. The successful candidate will participate in the analysis of microsatellite data sets from different kelp species, including the Californian giant kelp Macrocystis pyrifera, Pterygophora californica and Laminaria ochroleuca The position is intended to work with different kelp species, including the Californian giant kelp Macrocystis pyrifera, Pterygophora californica and Laminaria ochroleuca. There is a wide range of questions that pertain to kelp Evolutionary Ecology, from unraveling the details of kelp life history from its pattern of fine-scale spatial genetic structure, to the biogeography of kelp across distribution ranges. New collections of specimens in Southern California (collaboration with the Santa Barbara coastal LTER and Center for Marine Sciences in Portugal may be designed, in collaboration with the successful candidate, but the focus will be in the analysis of existing data-sets. The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. in population genetics, evolution, bioinformatics, computation biology or related field. Familiarity with population genetics software is essential, as well as high level of motivation to produce and write her or his results. Computer programming skills are important merits. Informal inquiries about the project are encouraged. Please apply by sending a pdf document including 1) CV, 2) a declaration of research interests, 3) previous experience and fit for the position and 4) the email address and telephone number of potential contacts for reference letters. Applications should be emailed to Dr. Filipe Alberto, albertof@uwm.edu. Annual salary starts at 37k/year plus benefits. Review of applications starts in September 2011, and will continue until position is filled. Posted: 8/24/11.

Bird Behavioural/Evolutionary Ecologist/Computational Biologist: A postdoctoral position is available, for up to three years, from 1 April 2012 or as soon as possible thereafter, to study social structure in wild bird populations from an ecological and evolutionary perspective. The post is funded as part of an ERC Advanced Investigator grant of €2.5M over five years to Prof Ben Sheldon. The post will be based in the Edward Grey Institute, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford. The post-holder will join a research team examining the causes and consequences of variation in social structure in wild populations. Candidates should have a PhD in behavioural or evolutionary ecology, or a related subject or in computational biology,particularly as applied to the study of social networks, group and population structure or collective behaviour. The successful candidate will have proven skills in computationally intensive analyses of biological systems and in writing and publishing papers in leading journals in the field. The post is based in a dynamic research-active institute, of c. 55 people, fully integrated within the Department of Zoology. Informal inquiries (with CV) to Prof Ben Sheldon (ben.sheldon@zoo.ox.ac.uk). Only applications received before midday on 29 March 2012 can be considered. If you would like to apply please go to http://www.ox.ac.uk/about_the_university/jobs/research/ and search using reference 102358. Posted: 3/2/12.

Genetics of Social Behaviour in Birds: Department of Zoology, University of Oxford. Grade 7: £29-35k p.a. A postdoctoral research assistant position is available, for three years, from 1 November 2011, to study the quantitative and molecular genetic basis and consequences of variation in social behaviour in wild birds. The post is funded as part of an ERC Advanced Investigator grant from 2010-2015 of €2.5M over five years to Professor Ben Sheldon. The post will be based in the Edward Grey Institute, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford. The postholder will use extensive data sets involving detailed pedigree and phenotypic information, supplemented by high-density SNP-typing of a large sample of individuals, to study the genetic causes of social behaviour, the genetic effects of social behaviour, and links between genetic and social structure. A particular focus of the work will be on testing for indirect genetic effects due to social behaviour, and QTLs for social behaviour. This is an exceptional opportunity to participate in the development of a major research project, for which extensive pilot data are already available, and funding is guaranteed at a very high level. The post is based in a dynamic research-active institute, of circa 55 people, fully integrated within the Department of Zoology. Informal enquiries (with CV) to Professor Ben Sheldon ben.sheldon@zoo.ox.ac.uk or Dr Camilla Hinde camilla.hinde@zoo.ox.ac.uk. Only applications received before midday on 5 September 2011 can be considered. Interviews will be held on 12 September. You will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV. For the full job description and selection criteria as well as to apply, please visit Job Search. The listing can be found by searching for the Vacancy ID 100792. Contact Person : Cate Phillips, Phone : 01865 271278, cate.phillips@zoo.ox.ac.uk. Posted: 8/11/11.

Effects of Noise on Wildlife Behavior/Ecology: Postdoctoral Fellow (Colorado State University, Department of Fish, Wildlife, & Conservation Biology), Fort Collins, Colorado. Salary: $45k plus benefits. Start date: Negotiable. Full-time, two-year initial term with possible extension depending on performance and project funding. The position is funded entirely from federal sources under an NPS Cooperative Agreement. The successful candidate will investigate the effects of noise on wildlife behavior or ecology, working in collaboration with Colorado State University (CSU) and National Park Service (NPS) scientists. The CSU scientists (PI’s: Dr. Lisa Angeloni, Dr. Kevin Crooks, Dr. Ken Wilson, and Dr. George Wittemyer) are part of a collaborative research team investigating noise impacts on wildlife. The NPS partners (PI: Dr. Kurt Fristrup) are part of the Natural Sounds and Night Skies Division (NSNSD), within the Natural Resource Stewardship and Science Directorate (NRSS) located in Fort Collins, Colorado. The direction of this research program will be crafted to take advantage of the applicant’s experience and the capabilities of the CSU and NPS science team. Data collection will likely require field projects involving extensive use of instrumentation. Applicants must be adaptable, available for extensive travel, capable of working in remote areas, and possess a demonstrated capacity to manage and analyze large volumes of data. To apply and view a full position description, please visit employment opportunities by 5:00 pm December 9, 2011. Posted: 11/3/11.

Sensory Ecology: A postdoctoral research position is available in the Barber lab at Boise State University to investigate the impacts of anthropogenic noise on bird and bat distribution, movement and behavior. This field project will involve the experimental application of noise at large scales coupled with finer scaled behavioral investigations. We seek a broadly trained ecologist, ideally with experience in bioacoustics and/or quantitative wildlife ecology with a demonstrated publication record. The postdoc will lead a team that includes a graduate student, a part-time technician and several undergraduate research assistants. There is ample opportunity for the postdoc to shape the direction of the overall research effort. Empirical fieldwork will take place in the mountains near Boise; other components will be conducted in one or more National Parks in the West. In addition to these research and mentoring efforts there will also be an option to guest lecture in Sensory Ecology and/or co-teach a graduate seminar with the PI. Boise, Idaho offer an outstanding quality of life, juxtaposing a vibrant urban community with endless outdoor recreation opportunities. Salary is 40K per year plus benefits. Funding is available for two years. The postdoc and the PI will actively pursue additional funding for subsequent years. Applicants should provide a cover letter detailing their interest in the position, a CV, up to three publications and contact information for three references. Please send all materials to jessebarber@boisestate.edu The position is opened until filled. Review of applications will begin Nov. 1, 2011 with a start date as early as Jan. 15, 2012. Posted: 9/30/11.

Invertebrate Behavior, Personality, and Social Evolution: A postdoctoral research associate position is available in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh. The start date for the position is flexible (Jan 2013- 2014). This is one year appointment with a second year of funding available, contingent on adequate progress. The postdoctoral scientist will collaborate on a project of his/her own design that draws upon the Pruitt lab’s existing interest in the ecological and evolutionary implications of animal personalities. The postdoctoral scientist is expected to develop an independent line of research, and collaborate in the development of an NSF pre-proposal pertaining to his or her project. Applicants should not feel constrained to any particular study system. The creativity and feasibility of the proposed research will be the major selection criteria. To apply: please submit an application including a CV, 1-page statement of past research interests/experience, name and contact information of three referees, and a 1-page research proposal detailing the project/s you would like to perform. Review of applications will start in September 2012. Please submit your materials as e-mail attachments to: Jonathan N. Pruitt (PittSpiderLab@gmail.com). Posted: 6/21/12.

Neurobiology, Behavior and Ecology: The laboratory of Professor Sean O’Donnell, Departments of Biodiversity, Earth & Environmental Sciences (BEES) and Biology, Drexel University, seeks to fill a postdoctoral researcher position starting September 1, 2012. The lab group includes the PI, a Ph.D. research associate, two Ph.D. students starting fall 2012, and two undergraduate researchers. Current NSF- and National Geographic-funded research in the O’Donnell lab focuses on relationships of brain investment with behavior and ecology of social insects; interactions of birds with army ants; and population genetics of army ants. The postdoc position is not tied to one project; the postdoc could pursue research related to any of the ongoing projects. Applicants with field experience are especially encouraged to apply. Familiarity with neuroanatomy, neuro-imaging and/or basic molecular techniques would be useful. Drexel is an urban campus in Philadelphia with major new investments in the biological sciences; the new Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building houses the O’Donnell lab and a state-of-the-art shared neural imaging facility. Drexel recently merged with the Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences, leading to formation of a new organismal biology department (BEES). In addition to the Academy, Drexel researchers have close access to Univ. of Pennsylvania and Monell Chemical Senses Center. The lab has active collaborations with scientists at Monell, ANS, Drexel engineering and Drexel materials engineering. Applicants should have or expect a Ph.D. in a relevant field before the position start date. Starting salary is $35k/year plus fringe benefits. The position is funded for three years (Fall 2012 through summer 2015). To apply submit statement of research experience and interests, CV, and three letter of recommendation to: Dr. Sean O’Donnell, Drexel Biology, PISB 321, 3245 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104. Email: so356@drexel.edu (email submission of PDF files preferred). Posted: 5/1/12.

Bird Behavioral/Chemical Ecology: A highly motivated post-doctoral fellow is needed for a project entitled: Secondary metabolites in nectar: effects on learning, foraging behavior and flower visitation rate in sunbirds. This is an Israel Science Foundation (ISF) funded project for four years and the research will take place at the University of Haifa at Oranim, Israel. The candidate should have a strong background in behavioral ecology ideally using birds as a model system and experience in chemical ecology is desirable but not a must. The preferred candidates will be post docs who are capable of developing an innovating research line within the scope of the proposed research proposal. The candidates should be or become leaders in their field, and have excellent communication and writing abilities. If you are interested and want to hear more details please contact: Dr Shai Markman shaimarkman@gmail.com Interested candidates should attach a CV and names and e-mails of three referees. The deadline for applications is 30/8. Posted: 7/25/11, revised: 8/12/11.

Climate Change, Alpine Lake-stream Networks, and Native Fishes: USGS Mendenhall postdoctoral fellowship opportunity: 37. Consequences of Climate Change for Alpine Lake-Stream Networks and Native Fishes in the Southern Rocky Mountains Climate change has the potential to influence western native trout through multiple pathways including increased temperatures, wildfire, and more variable precipitation and runoff patterns. These threats, along with the recreational and conservation importance of native trout, amplify the need to understand the potential consequences of climate change for these fishes. Currently, predictive models account for abiotic habitat characteristics for rivers (for example, stream temperature) that are driven by climate, but these models have little applicability to lake systems. See the link above for details. Deadline: 2/21/12. Posted: 1/17/12.

Montane Ecosystems and Climate Change: As part of the 2013 USGS Mendenhall postdoctoral fellowship program, the three-member mentoring team at the end of this message invites you to view the postdoc opportunity described in the link below. This stimulating, multi-faceted postdoc experience in montane ecology will allow the incumbent to carve out work leading to publications that play to the incumbent's own strengths, which can be leveraged by skillsets of the team of experts available to the postdoc. Entitled “Montane ecosystems in flux with contemporary climate changes: using integrated analyses to illuminate distributional patterns, mechanisms of change, and conservation opportunities”, the opportunity may involve aspects of biogeography, conservation biology, population ecology, community ecology, ecohydrology, physiology, biological climatology, or synecology. This is a very competitive fellowship program, and applicants are strongly encouraged to work with the Research Advisors to develop the proposal that is required for application. This position will be based in Bozeman, MT, and will begin around October 2012. Note that the position is for 2 full years at a competitive (GS-12) salary plus some project funds, with possible extension if additional funding is garnered. We recommend that you contact us and the USGS Mendenhall office [for program information and application instructions, (703) 648-6271; http://geology.usgs.gov/postdoc] well before the 21 February 2012 application deadline. Erik Beever, Primary Research Advisor, Research Ecologist, USGS Northern Rocky Mtn. Science Center, Bozeman, MT 59715; Ofc: +1 (406) 994-7670; Solomon Dobrowski, Asst. Prof., College of Forestry and Conservation, Missoula, MT 59812; Ofc: +1 (406) 243-6068 ; Thomas Millette, Prof. of Geography, Mt. Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA 01075; Ofc: +1 (413) 538-2813. Posted: 1/12/12.

Permafrost C Cycling and Microbiology: Please take note of the 2013 USGS Mendenhall postdoctoral fellowship program which has a due date for applications of February 21, 2012. Our specific opportunity focuses on the effects of permafrost thaw on C cycling in interior Alaska, with particular emphasis on permafrost microbiology. See Life at the Freezing Point: Global Change and Permafrost Microbiology for more information about this research topic. This is a very competitive fellowship program and applicants are strongly encouraged to work with the Research Advisors to develop the proposal that is required for application. This position will be based in Menlo Park, CA and will begin on or after October 2012. Mendenhall Fellows are appointed to the USGS for two years and receive full salary and benefits at the GS-12 level. Research funds are also included in the proposal. See the USGS Mendenhall Postdoc website for application process and position details. Posted: 1/5/12.

[position filled] Permafrost Carbon and Warming: Postdoctoral research position available at the University of Florida to assist in a DOE funded project focused on the fate of permafrost carbon in a warming world. The research is field and lab based, with the primary field location near Denali National Park, Alaska. The research foci are (1) net ecosystem carbon exchange and loss of old C from a gradient of sites undergoing permafrost thaw, and similar measurements in (2) a new experimental manipulation of permafrost thaw and water table. Radiocarbon measurements of C pools and fluxes are an important component of this project for determining the age of C losses from ecosystems. The postdoc will be responsible for running the field component of this project: supervising personnel and making measurements of isotope fluxes, ecosystem C exchange, vegetation aboveground productivity, and associated environmental measurements. Candidates with a background in biogeochemistry, ecosystem ecology, plant ecology, soil science, forestry, or isotopes are encouraged to apply. Experience with Campbell data loggers, SAS or R programming, ecosystem C exchange measurements, or isotopes would be helpful. The postdoc will generally spend the majority of the spring-to-fall (May through September) field season in Alaska running the field project, with winters spent in Florida on lab and data analysis. Experience with working and living in rugged field conditions is required. Salary is commensurate with experience, and full health care benefits are provided for individuals and families. Please send cover letter and CV to: Dr. Ted Schuur. Application review starting Jan. 23; position open until filled. Posted: 1/13/12.

Terrestrial Carbon Cycling and Ecosystem Modeling: The Complex Systems Research Center, University of New Hampshire has an immediate opening for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in terrestrial carbon cycling and ecosystem modeling. The successful applicant will be responsible for modifying an ecosystem model and examining ecosystem carbon dynamics over North America. The position offers a competitive salary and full benefits. A Ph.D. in ecology, biometeorology, or a related field is required. Please submit a cover letter, CV, and the names and contact information of three references to Dr. Jingfeng Xiao (j.xiao@unh.edu) and Dr. Scott Ollinger (scott.ollinger@unh.edu) via email with the subject line “Application for postdoctoral position”. The position is funded by National Science Foundation, and is renewable for up to three years. The position will remain open until filled, but applications received by November 30, 2011 will receive full consideration. A more detailed description of the position is available at: http://pubpages.unh.edu/~jqs5/. Posted: 10/27/11.

Energy/CO2 Emissions: Postdoctoral positions are available within the School of Life Sciences/School of Sustainability at Arizona State University. Dr. Kevin Gurney’s research group performs research on energy consumption, fossil fuel CO2 emissions, and carbon cycle research at multiple scales and links this work to atmospheric transport modeling and inverse flux estimation. He is looking for postdoctoral researchers with knowledge and background in any of the following: energy systems analysis and modeling (including econometrics and sociodemographic research), remote sensing, urban ecology, geospatial statistics, atmospheric transport modeling, data assimilation techniques. Given the multidisciplinary nature of the research and the opportunities with the group, emphasis is placed on highly self-directed, team-oriented, creative and motivated individuals. The appointment will be made initially for the period of 5/1/12 through 4/30/13 with possibility of extension for additional years. Start date, however, is flexible. Candidates must have received a PhD in the biogeosciences or a field related to position (eg. Geoscience, Ecology, Remote Sensing, Civil engineering) from an accredited college or university. Necessary skills: programming abilities (eg. Java, C++, fortran), modeling experience. Quantitative background. Desired skills (any of the following): data assimilation experience, experience with GIS software and analysis, background in carbon cycle science, carbon accounting/modeling, energy accounting/modeling. The applicant will be expected to publish peer-reviewed journal articles and effectively communicate with a wide range of scientists, planners, city managers, and policymakers. Applicants should send a cover letter describing their research experience and interests, a curriculum vita, and have three reference letters sent to (email or surface mail): Prof. Kevin Gurney, School of Life Science, Arizona State University, PO Box 874501, Tempe, AZ, 85287-4501. krgurney@email.asu.edu (email preferred). Posted: 3/27/12.

Ecosystem Response to Warming in Alaska: The Earth Sciences Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has an opportunity for one or two Postdoctoral scientists, who will work with a team of scientists studying ecosystem response to warming in Alaska and improving models: (1) Observing, integrating, and scaling greenhouse gas fluxes and energy balance and (2) field and modeling study of soil carbon cycling and fluxes and how they are controlled by environmental and microbial processes. This position is available immediately. For more information, contact Margaret Torn MSTorn@lbl.gov. Apply online. Posted: 6/5/12.

Controls on Soil, Organic Carbon Cycling: The Earth Sciences Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory seeks a postdoctoral scientist to research the controls of soil organic carbon cycling and how cycling varies with depth in the soil. The successful candidate will help set up a field experiment and will use isotopically labeled carbon substrates to study the effect of warming, plant inputs, and microbial community on the transformation, mineralization, and stabilization of soil carbon. Position available immediately. For more information, contact Margaret Torn MSTorn@lbl.gov. Apply online. Posted: 6/5/12.

Carbon Cycle Uncertainties: The Climate Sciences Department of the Earth Sciences Division at Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory has an exciting opportunity for a postdoctoral researcher to quantify and reduce uncertainties in the carbon cycle and other biogeochemical feedbacks in global models of the terrestrial ecosystem. The work will be part of the DOE-sponsored Climate Science for a Sustainable Energy Future (CSSEF) project. This project seeks to deliver Earth system models that are genuinely predictive at the regional level. Developing the scientific and computational capacity to produce these simulations will require transformative rather than evolutionary change. The postdoc will join a team to accelerate the incorporation of new process data and observations into climate models with a focus on developing new methods for rapid evaluation of the calibrated models and incorporating formal methods for quantifying simulation uncertainty. This position offers an excellent environment for working with a highly skilled interdisciplinary team and will require strong motivation and excellent oral and written communication skills. See the full job ad for more information and to apply. Posted: 3/19/12.

Measurements and Modeling of Carbon Cycle Processes: The Richardson Lab at Harvard University (Cambridge, Massachusetts) has openings for two Postdoctoral Researchers, one focused on CH4 fluxes and the other on partitioning soil CO2 fluxes with isotopic methods. The successful applicants will contribute to ongoing carbon cycling studies at the Howland Forest AmeriFlux site in Maine, USA. A Ph.D. in ecological modeling, biogeochemistry, physiological ecology, biometeorology, forest science, atmospheric sciences, or a related field, is required. The application deadline is January 30, 2012. A start date of June 1, 2012, is preferred. Both postdocs will be co-advised by Professor Andrew Richardson at Harvard and Dr. David Hollinger at the USDA Forest Service. See http://www.oeb.harvard.edu/employment/postdoc.html for additional information. Posted: 11/22/11.

Ecosystem Modelling - Processes of Nighttime Turbulence on CO2 Flux Exchange: I have an opening for a post-doc at Lawrence Livermore National Lab. It is for a 2 year position; a third year may be possible depending on funding. I am looking for someone to run the ecosystem model ACASA for the Wind River AmeriFlux tower and a grassland flux tower outside of Livermore, CA to better understand the processes of nighttime turbulence on CO2 flux exchange. I’ll have the two EC towers for validation, a LIDAR data set (wind speed and turbulence up to 200 m), a campaign of radiosondes, and soil respiration chambers at each site. I am looking for someone who either is an expert at boundary layer meteorology or the terrestrial carbon cycle or preferably both. Either way they would need to understand surface flux processes and be proficient in FORTRAN and C++. To apply, please see the full job ad. Hiring decisions will be made by mid-winter, so apply now for full consideration. Posted: 10/24/11.

Modeling Stream Ecosystem Processes: The University of New Hampshire seeks a Postdoctoral Research Associate to lead a river network modeling effort with the “Scale, Consumers and Lotic Ecosystem Rates (SCALER): Centimeters to Continents” project. The SCALER project, funded by the Macrosystems Biology program of the National Science Foundation, will examine stream metabolism, nutrient uptake, and effects of consumers across spatial extents from centimeters to continents. The candidate will use models to explore the scaling of processes measured in stream reaches (100 meter scales) to river network and continental scales. A separate field component on the project will conduct experiments and take measurements in streams of 5 regions ranging from the tropics to tundra. Research sites include tropical forest, temperate deciduous forest, prairie, boreal forest, and tundra. The postdoc will modify an existing river network model to incorporate the findings of the field component, with application to each region. The postdoc will have the opportunity to interact with a larger modeling team, which will also focus on finer scales (micro-habitat to reach scale modeling). This is a unique opportunity to collaborate with top stream scientists from around the United States. The principal investigators on the project are Drs. Wilfred Wollheim, Bill McDowell (Univ. of New Hampshire), Walter Dodds (Overall Project PI), Keith Gido (Kansas State), Ford Ballantyne (Univ. Kansas), Amy Rosemond, John Kominoski (Univ. Georgia), Breck Bowden (Univ. Vermont), Michael Flinn (Murray State), Matt Whiles (University of Southern Illinois), Ashley Helton (Duke U.), and Jay Jones, Tamara Harms (Univ. Alaska). Qualifications: The candidate must have a Ph.D. in ecology, aquatic science, or hydrology. The preferred candidate will have experience with GIS and/or process-based environmental modeling. Travel to visit each of the field sites once is expected. The ability and desire to collaborate with field researchers and other modelers is essential in order to integrate multiple field and modeling activities. The post doc will also interact with personnel at the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON). Duration and Start Date: Initial appointment is for 1 year, and may be renewed for a total of 3 years depending upon satisfactory performance. Anticipated start date is April 2012, but start date is negotiable. To Apply: Send a letter of application, statement of research interests, curriculum vitae, up to three relevant reprints, and have three recommendations sent separately (electronic versions of all materials are required) to wil.wollheim@unh.edu with “SCALER Postdoc” in the subject line. For more information concerning the nature of this position, contact Dr. Wil Wollheim (wil.wollheim@unh.edu or 603-862-0812). Review of applications will commence 1 January and continue until the position is filled. Posted: 11/15/11.

Forest Landscape Modeling and Global Change Ecology: University of Missouri: We are looking for 1-2 Postdoctoral Research Associates. The candidate will work on a multi-faceted project predicting forest landscape response to climate change and potential management alternatives in central and eastern U.S. These positions will be part of a team consisting of scientists from US Forest Service Northern Research Station and Region 9, University of Missouri, and USGS. The goal of the project is to (1) determine the range and rate of change of prominent tree species in respond to climate change using a landscape modeling approach, (2) quantify the effects of forest landscape processes (e.g., dispersal, fire, harvest, and prescribed fire) in climate change effect predictions, (3) compare landscape modeling approaches and results with those of bioclimatic envelop, ecosystem process, and DGVM models, and (4) provide guidance to land managers on how to meet long term management objectives in the study region. Qualified applicants will have PhD in forestry, ecology, geography, or a closely related discipline, knowledge and skills in at least some of the following areas: GIS, statistics (i.e., R, SAS), computer programming skills (i.e. Python); forest landscape and ecosystem process models; landscape, forest, and wildlife ecology in central and/or eastern U.S. The candidates are required to work with a team of scientists from multiple institutions and spatial data (FIA, SURRGO, and climate) of multi-states. Strong communication and data processing skills are essential. Strong analysis and writing capability is required. Positions are available January 2012 and will be at the University of Missouri. Funding is available for three years. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the positions are filled. Please submit applications by email including a cover letter describing your interest and experience in these areas, a resume, and names and contact information of three references. All applications should be sent to both PIs of the project: Frank R. Thompson, US Forest Service Northern Research Station, 202 Natural Resources Building, Columbia, MO 65211 E-mail: frthompson@fs.fed.us. and Hong S. He, Department of Forestry, University of Missouri, 203 Natural Resources Building, Columbia, MO 65211, E-mail:Heh@missouri.edu. Posted: 10/14/11.

Bird Distributions and Climate Change: The Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is offering a 2-year postdoctoral position in climate change science and avian ecology. The project will focus on quantifying and predicting geographic shifts in wintering bird distributions in relation to a changing climate. Relevant areas of research include species distribution modeling, spatial synchrony, and geographic range changes. The primary objectives for this post-doctoral position are to: 1) develop novel lines of research on how bird species respond to climate change at multiple spatiotemporal scales, 2) integrate regional climate and meteorological data sets with citizen science data sets of avian abundance and occurrence; 2) quantify spatiotemporal variability in bird populations as a function of meteorological conditions; 3) predict population-level responses to climate change and evaluate the implications for adaptive management. Qualifications: The candidate should have a strong background in avian ecology, spatial statistics, database management, and landscape ecology. Minimum requirements include: 1) a Ph.D. in ecology or related quantitative field by the start date; 2) knowledge of principles and methods of wildlife dynamics and species distributions; 3) demonstrated proficiency in R statistical programming; 4) demonstrated desire and proficiency to publish in the peer-reviewed literature. The successful candidate should have excellent written and personal communication skills and be able to work collaboratively. Duties: The appointee will function as an organizing force behind developing research questions, conducting analyses, and the preparation of manuscripts. The appointee should be comfortable in working as part of a developing lab and a collaborative research team. Additional responsibilities will include scheduling regular meetings with the other members of the research lab, identifying possible collaborators, preparing collaborative grant proposals, and managing GIS databases. This project will be supported in the in the Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology and under the supervision of Dr. Benjamin Zuckerberg. Start date: Flexible but should be able to start no later than September 2012. Application Process: Candidates should send a well-crafted cover letter summarizing their research interests, CV, and contact information for three references. All applications (e-mailed as a single PDF file) should be sent to Benjamin Zuckerberg (bzuckerberg@wisc.edu). Posted: 11/29/11, revised: 3/6/12.

Bird Migration Response to Climate Change: Colorado State University is seeking candidates for a postdoctoral position to evaluate waterfowl monitoring efforts based on the Waterfowl Breeding Population & Habitat Survey (WBPHS) and to develop population models that incorporate environmental covariates that account for large-scale system changes. These models will be used to evaluate the potential effects of climate change on waterfowl population dynamics and the consequences for adaptive harvest management decision frameworks. Top priorities include updating population databases for climate change analyses, developing habitat and environmental data scaled to population observations, and determining monitoring and estimation methods that are sensitive to potential changes in both population distributions and critical habitat features. The primary objectives for this post-doctoral position are: 1) to explore long-term data sets for waterfowl to understand and explain factors driving spatial and temporal variability; 2) to develop models relating waterfowl population dynamics to environmental drivers that are linked to system changes predicted by climate models; 3) to predict population responses to climate change and evaluate the implications for long-term monitoring programs that support adaptive harvest management decision frameworks. Duties: The post-doctoral fellow will be primarily supervised by Dr. Bill Kendall at the Colorado Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit. The incumbent will also work closely with Drs. Emily Silverman and Scott Boomer of the Branch of Population and Habitat Assessment, Division of Migratory Birds, U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The postdoc position will be located at Patuxent Wildlife Refuge, located in Laurel, Maryland with significant travel to Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado. Miniumum Requirements: 1. Ph.D. in biology (wildlife), ecology, or related quantitative field by the start date. 2. Knowledge of principles and methods of wildlife monitoring and statistical methods used for modeling the population dynamics and trends of bird populations. 3. Demonstrated proficiency with statistical software including Splus or R. 4. Demonstrated desire and proficiency to publish in the peer-reviewed literature. Desired Abilities: Competitive candidates will have a background in demographic estimation and population modeling, spatial modeling, knowledge of avian population biology, and knowledge of climate change science including use and interpretation of Global Climate Model output. Experience with WinBUGs software is desirable. The successful candidate should have excellent written and personal communication skills, and be able to work collaboratively. To Apply: Submit letter of application, CV, copy of transcripts, and reference contact information online. For full consideration, all materials must be received by 4:30pm Mountain Standard Time, Friday, Nov 18, 2011. Salary: $50-55k per year, benefits included. Performance Period: 18 months after start date, anticipate Jan 2012-June 2013 with additional years possible (Contingent upon appropriation of funds) For further information, contact: Bill Kendall or Emily Silverman. Posted: 10/20/11.

Birds, extreme climate events, and habitat refugia: University of Wisconsin-Madison: 2 Postdoc and 1 PHD position available to study the effects of extreme climate events on avian demographics: the role of habitat refugia in mitigating climate change. Our NASA funded study has two major goals. The first is a basic science question: we seek to predict the effects of extreme climate and weather events, including droughts, heat waves, and cold snaps during the breeding season, on bird demographics, focusing especially on waterfowl and forest birds. As part of this question we will test four alternative hypotheses to explain observed abundance declines: (1) the lower recruitment hypothesis, (2) the adult mortality hypothesis, (3) the long-distance dispersal hypothesis, and (4) the refugia hypothesis. Our second goal is an applied research question: we seek to quantify the role of National Wildlife Refuges and National Forests as refugia for waterfowl and forest birds respectively during extreme events, and to identify management actions to enhance this function. The project is a collaboration between the USFWS (La Crosse, Wisconsin, P. Heglund) USGS (La Crosse, Wisconsin, W. Thogmartin), the USFS (Ft. Collins, Colorado, C. Flather), UW-Madison (Madison, Wisconsin, A. Pidgeon, V. Radeloff, and S. Vavrus), and Stony Brook University (Stony Brook, New York, R. Akcakaya). At this point, we are filling three positions that will all be based in Madison, Wisconsin. A fourth position for a PhD student with R. Akcakaya focusing on population modeling will be filled in 2012. Three positions (one PhD and 2 Post-doc positions) will be based in the Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology. We are offering each as a fully funded 3-year position, with the potential for a fourth year depending on performance and project objectives. In terms of the different work tasks, we envision the following team composition: - One person (either PhD or post-doc) will focus on changes in forest bird populations in response to extreme climate events under the supervision of A. Pidgeon. - One person (either PhD or post-doc) will focus on changes in waterfowl populations in response to extreme climate events, and will be under the joint supervision of A. Pidgeon and V. Radeloff. - One position (either PhD or post-doc) will assess and predict extreme events, and will work under the supervision of V. Radeloff and S. Vavrus. PhD students would be appointed as 12-month research assistants, with an annual salary of $20k, tuition remission, and full benefits including health insurance. Postdocs would be appointed as 12-month research associates, with benefits. Start date for all positions is flexible, funding is in hand, and an early start date is preferred. The positions are open to both U.S. citizen and non-residents. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. For applicants at the PhD level, a MS degree in ecology, wildlife ecology, atmospheric science, geography, environmental science, or related disciplines is required. Applicants with a BS degree will only be considered if substantial relevant experience can be shown. A solid working knowledge of remote sensing, GIS, and statistics is required. For applicants at the postdoctoral level, we expect a completed Ph.D. in an appropriate field (see list in previous paragraph) prior to appointment. Candidates should have a strong background in spatial/landscape ecology; intimate working knowledge of GIS; and strong quantitative skills. For the person filling the position focusing on extreme events, experience in working with climate data is desirable. For all three positions, we seek candidates who work well in a collaborative setting and have excellent communication and writing skills. Good English writing and verbal communication skills, and a demonstrated ability as a team member, are essential. To apply: send a cover letter summarizing research interests, a CV that spells out skills, and the contact information for three references. Please indicate in your cover letter explicitly which topical area you are interested in, and at which level (PhD or postdoc) you are applying. All applications received on or before August 1st 2011 are guaranteed consideration. Application packages (e-mailed as a single PDF file) should be sent to apidgeon@wisc.edu and vradeloff@wisc.edu. Posted: 7/18/11.

Climate Science and Sustainability: The South Central Climate Science Center has the following positions available: Post-Doctoral Associate in Climate Sciences (University of Oklahoma), Technical Coordinator (University of Oklahoma), and Sustainability Scientist (The Chickasaw Nation). See the link above for details. For additional information on the Sustainability Scientist position, contact Wayne Kellogg at Wayne.Kellogg@chickasaw.net (reviews of applications will begin on April 15, 2012). Posted: 3/23/12.

Regional Climate Modeling/Statistical Downscaling: Post-Doctoral Research Fellow. The University of Massachusetts-Amherst Northeast Climate Science Center seeks a regional climate modeling/statistical downscaling specialist, to examine present and future climate scenarios for the northeastern United States. The successful applicant will have experience with RCMs, or methods of statistical downscaling, with applications to climate impact studies. The person appointed will have opportunities to interact with terrestrial and aquatic ecologists, hydrologists and others involved in assessing the impacts of climate change on the environment of the northeastern United States. Applications should be addressed to Prof. Raymond S Bradley, Dept of Geosciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003, and sent to: lorna@geo.umass.edu, with subject heading: Northeast Climate Science Center Post-doc. Include a cv, a brief statement of interest and experience, and the names, email & telephone contact information of 3 references. Posted: 6/5/12.

Paleo-Climate Modeling: The Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (BiK-F) is a new interdisciplinary institute with the mission to carry out internationally outstanding research on the interactions of bio-diversity and climate change. It has been founded by the Senckenberg Gesellschaft fuer Naturforschung, the Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main and others partners. The centre provides a new, dynamic research environment that integrates a variety of disciplines from both natural and social sciences. The Project Area E „Data and Modelling Centre" invites applications for Postdoctoral researcher in paleo-climate modeling, Project E1.10 (Ref. #E36a). Candidates are expected to carry out simulations of climate dynamics for selected time slices during the Cenozoic (last 65 million years). In combination with proxy data, fossils and DNA data, the simulations should contribute to an improved understanding of changes in biodiversity dynamics, such as the evolution and extinction of species, as well as changes in the climate system, in particular concerning interactions between the terrestrial biosphere and climate. The candidate is expected to independently seek collaborations with biologists, geologists and climate modellers within the centre. Excellent knowledge of the English language both in spoken and written as well as publications in peer-reviewed international journals are required. Applicants should hold a PhD degree in a natural science discipline (e.g. Physics, Meteorology, Environmental Sciences) and have experience with global or regional climate models. They should also have an interest into biological processes. Postdoc experience in a related field would be beneficial. The contract shall start as soon as possible and will initially be restricted to two years. An extension beyond is envisioned, but depends on personal performance and the availability of funds. The duty station will be Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Please send applications by mail or (preferably) e-mail, mentioning the reference of this position (#E36a), and including a cover letter describing your motivation to apply, a detailed CV, two references, and, if applicable, a list of publications, until April 15th 2012 to Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. V. Mosbrugger, Scientific Coordinator Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre, Senckenberganlage 25, D-60325 Frankfurt am Main, Germany. E-mail to Service and Administration: recruiting@senckenberg.de. For scientific enquiries please write to Prof. Dr. T. Hickler (e-mail: thomas.hickler@senckenberg.de). Posted: 3/5/12.

Climate Change Modeler: The Environmental Change Initiative at the University of Notre Dame seeks applicants for a postdoctoral fellow (PDF) in the area of climate modeling and climate change research. Two years of funding is available with a third year possible. We seek a candidate that uses climate models or data from climate models for local and regional-scale simulation of natural systems. Among other possible projects, the successful candidate will develop regional models to simulate the intersection of urban, agricultural, suburban, and wildland climates in the Chicago region as part of the Chicago Climate Action Plan and the Collaboratory for Adaptation to Climate Change. This person will collaborate with GIS specialists and a team of climate change researchers. The lead investigators on this project are Joe Fernando (civil engineering), Jessica Hellmann (biological sciences), and Nitesh Chawla (computer science). Applicants should send a single pdf, including cover letter, explaining how their research experience and trajectory could contribute to ND-ECI, along with a CV and the names of three references to eci@nd.edu . Please put “Application climate change RAP/PDF” in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed beginning Nov. 15, 2011. Candidates will considered until the position is filled. More information: http://www.nd.edu/~hellmann/Postdocad/Postdoc.html. Posted: 10/20/11.

Climate and Hydrologic Variability: We are re-opening our search for a postdoctoral scholar to work at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, in support of research activities carried out by the Southwest Climate Science Center, the Southwest Climate Alliance between six partner institutions in the region including Scripps. We seek a post-doc working on downscaling and interpretation of observed and model simulated climate and hydrologic variability over the 20th and 21st centuries for the Southwest region. This post-doc ideally will be skilled in statistical data analysis and synoptic meteorology and will use the downscaled data products to study variability and change in temperature, precipitation and hydrologic extremes. He or she will be interfacing with another post-doc at UCLA working on fine resolution climate issues and with post-docs working at other partner institutions on issues of instrumental climate variability, ecology, hydrology, resource management, and social science, as well as working with local Department of the Interior and state agencies. Excellent communications and writing skills in English will be necessary. Applicants must hold a recent Ph.D. and should be ready to start working with us soon. Please submit a CV, a publications list and a list of four references. Interested and qualified candidates are encouraged to contact Alexander Gershunov (agershunov@ucsd.edu). Posted: 11/4/11.

Climate and Land Use Change and Grizzly Bears: USGS Mendenhall Research Fellowship Program, FY 2013 Announcement: 36. Understanding Effects of Climate and Land Use Change on Grizzly Bear Demographics. Applicants to this Opportunity are invited to propose postdoctoral research to (1) develop a spatially explicit, adaptive monitoring design for grizzly bears that simultaneously estimates trend, reproduction, and survival while optimizing cost, precision, and feasibility and (2) evaluate the ability of those models to identify the causes of threats to the population through simulations linking habitat, human development, and human behavior to bear demographics. For details, see the link above. Deadline: 2/21/12. Posted: 1/12/12.

Climate Change and Wildlife: The Alabama Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit at Auburn University is seeking a post-doctoral researcher to develop decision support models to evaluate conservation strategies under competing models of climate change and response by aquatic and terrestrial wildlife populations at multiple scales. Successful completion of the initial phases of this project will result in the completion of a framework for using Adaptive Management (AM) and the principles of Strategic Habitat Conservation (SHC) to address the potential impacts of climate change on terrestrial and aquatic species in the southeastern United States. The minimum qualification is a PhD from an accredited institution in wildlife biology, conservation biology, ecology, biometrics, economics, or a related field. Applicant will be evaluated on their knowledge of the primary literature on climate change and experience and abilities in the 3 primary areas of quantitative expertise used in structured decision making: modeling, estimation, and optimization. Applicant must be proficient in at least one of these areas. Strong mathematical and programming skills are required. The successful candidate will also demonstrate commitment to timely completion of deliverables, commitment to publication of results in peer-reviewed outlets, excellent communication skills, and strong potential to work collaboratively with multiple agencies on a highly visible research topic. For details see the full job ad http://www.ag.auburn.edu/auxiliary/alcfwru/jobs/PostDocConservationStrategies.pdf AND contact grandjb@auburn.edu. Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is selected. Posted: 11/4/11.

Herpetology and Landscape Ecology: We are seeking a candidate with strong quantitative and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) skills for a Post-Doctoral Research Associate opportunity in the USGS Maine Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit at the University of Maine. The candidate will participate in an effort to implement Priority Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Area (PARCA) criteria to identify focal areas vital to maintaining reptile and amphibian diversity in the North Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative (NA-LCC); integrate spatially-explicit projections of current and future climatic suitability for priority reptiles and amphibians; identify gaps in the existing protected area network for identified PARCAs; and, assess climate sensitivity and future resiliency of the identified PARCAs. The candidate will collaborate with scientists from the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, the University of Georgia, the US Fish and Wildlife Service, the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, and state fish and wildlife agency or natural heritage program personnel throughout the NA-LCC. The position is funded for up to 2.5 years, and the target start date is May 2012 (negotiable). A competitive salary including benefits is offered, depending on experience. Minimum qualifications are: --Ph.D. in biology (wildlife), ecology, herpetology, or related field by May 2012. --Experience conducting large-scale GIS analyses and developing and maintaining large relational databases. --Demonstrated proficiency with and understanding of spatial statistical methods used for modeling species and habitat distributions. --Demonstrated proficiency with ArcMap and R or SPlus. --Demonstrated desire and proficiency to publish in peer-reviewed literature. --Knowledge of natural heritage data bases, interpretation of climate model output, and experience with herpetofauna are assets. --Desire to work in a collaborative team setting. To apply: Candidates should e-mail a cover letter, CV, and names and contact information of three references in a single pdf to Dr. Cynthia Loftin (Cynthia.loftin@maine.edu) and Dr. Phillip deMaynadier (phillip.demaynadier@maine.gov), with the subject line as “PARCA Postdoc”. Review of applications will begin January 15, 2012, and continue until a suitable applicant is identified. Posted: 12/19/11.

Climate Change and Herpetofauna: The University of California, Davis and the California Department of Fish and Game seek an independent, motivated post-doctoral researcher. The position will have two interrelated components, reflecting the dual funding streams that support the position. First, the CDFG has an immediate need to identify, from the potential pool of approximately 220 taxa of amphibians and reptiles native to California, those that will be most adversely affected by projected climate change over the next 50-100 years. This project represents an extension of the ongoing revision of the California Amphibian and Reptile Species of Special Concern document which is in the final stages of completion. This project, supported by CDFG, reflects the concern for amphibian and reptile taxa in the face of environmental changes ranging from shifts in precipitation regimes to increased temperature and frequency of wildfires that are predicted for California. Our goal is to work with a cutting edge ecological/evolutionary modeler to predict, for all 220 taxa, which will be most and least effected, how existing protected lands should function for these taxa in the future, the key uncertainties in the models, and what recommended actions can avoid catastrophic biodiversity losses as climate change occurs. The ideal candidate would be comfortable with utilizing, and potentially developing tools that go beyond standard ecological niche models, occupancy models, and vulnerability assessments to evaluate the joint effects of climate change on the large, biologically varied set of amphibians and reptiles that occur across California ecoregions. Knowledge of these taxa and California ecosystems is essential, as is scientific expertise at the interface of climate change and species vulnerability assessment. In addition, the selected candidate would be partially funded by the Southwest Climate Alliance, of which UC Davis is a co-host. The purpose of the Southwest Climate Alliance is to foster communication among natural resource agencies and to provide a clearing house for state of the art climate science as it relates to natural resources management. Given the goals of this multi-institutional, multi-dimensional Center, the selected postdoc would work with UCD faculty and agency personnel in an outreach capacity to help organize and summarize research efforts across the southwestern region. We anticipate a two-year timeline for this project, including a final report to CDFG by March 1, 2013. The postdoctoral candidate will be jointly mentored by Robert Hijmans (UCD, Department of Environmental Science and Policy), Mark Schwartz (UCD, Department of Environmental Science and Policy) and Brad Shaffer (UCD Department of Evolution and Ecology, and UCLA Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology). Interested candidates should send a CV, statement of relevant research experience, PDFs of relevant publications and letters of recommendation from three individuals by email to: Brad Shaffer (hbshaffer@ucdavis.edu). Interested candidates who intend to attend the 2011 Ecological Society of America meeting should also email Mark Schwartz (mwschwartz@ucdavis.edu) to set up an appointment to discuss the position in Austin during ESA. We anticipate a start date on or before 1 October 2011. Posted: 8/3/11.

Effects of Fukushima Disaster on Songbirds: We are seeking a post-doctoral researcher with expertise in radiation studies and wildlife research to lead a funded project on the effects of the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster on the local songbird community. Position is for 1 year (renewable for an additional year) and candidate will be expected to begin in late March or early April 2012. He/she will be based out of IRSN (LRE, Cadarache) in France and annual salary is 25-35 k€ per year. Ideal prior experience includes research in Chernobyl or on experimental animal research on radiation in the lab. Candidate will spend several months in Japan and duties will involve netting/trapping wild songbirds, taking morphological measurements, blood samples for physiological testing, and also include opportunities for expanding the research program in, for example, developmental, behavioral, genetic, and immunological directions. Please submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, and names of two references to Dr. Christelle Adam-Guillermin (christelle.adam-guillermin@irsn.fr); review of applications will begin immediately. Posted: 1/18/12.

Effects of Oil Spill on Coastal Ecosystems: The Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON) seeks a cadre of Postdoctoral Associates (2), Graduate Student (1), Research Associate/Assistants (2), Data Manager (1), and Web Developer (1) to help with research programs that investigate the Effects of the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on Coastal Ecosystems of the Northern Gulf of Mexico. Drs. Nancy Rabalais and Brian Roberts seek several scientists to join a large, multi-institution team of researchers studying the impacts of the oil spill on salt marshes and coastal environments. Studies include differentiation of coastal ocean oxygen and phytoplankton dynamics from pre- and post-spill conditions, the biogeochemistry of oil-affected marsh ecosystems, benthic studies of oil-affected marsh ecosystems and related wetland gas exchange. Detailed information on the positions. Applications should include a letter of interest, a current resume, and name, address, phone and email contact for at least three individuals qualified to comment on scientific and work qualifications with a subject line of "LUMCON BP GRI Research Program". Send to Dr. Rabalais (nrabalais@lumcon.edu) and/or Dr. Roberts (broberts@lumcon.edu). Questions should be directed to Dr. Rabalais (985-851-2801) or Dr. Roberts (985-851-2821). Posted: 11/29/11.

Reproductive Effects of Trace Elements in Turtles: The Department of Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences at Virginia Tech is accepting applications for the position of Postdoctoral Research Associate. Research will focus on the reproductive effects of bioaccumulative trace elements in turtles. The position will involve documentation of the spatial and temporal extent of contamination from the fly ash spill in Kingston, TN using nondestructive sampling of adult turtles, and studies of maternal transfer and its potential influence on embryonic development. The incumbent will be responsible for interfacing with multiple scientists and stakeholders and playing a leadership role within a large interdisciplinary research team. The incumbent will be expected to submit manuscripts based on the research to peer-reviewed journals and to produce periodic summaries and reports for presentation of results. The incumbent will also be responsible for mentoring current graduate students in the lab and enhancing their current research projects through collaboration. Minimum Qualifications include a Ph.D. in ecology, ecotoxicology, developmental biology, or related field; a strong background in organismal biology; demonstrated experience working with animals in the field; excellent organizational and writing skills and an exemplary publication record; demonstrated leadership skills and ability to work as part of a team; ability to work under limited supervision. Preferred Qualifications include knowledge of herpetofauna of the eastern U.S.; knowledge of pollution or related conservation issues; experience with both parametric and nonparametric forms of data analysis; experience with watercraft; experience with database management using both Microsoft Access and Excel spread sheets; experience interfacing with state and federal agencies. To apply, please visit http://www.hr.vt.edu/employment/, and search for posting #0110984; position #114067. Include with the faculty application a cover letter, resume, and list of contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled, with an anticipated start date before February 2012 (negotiable). Additional Questions, Contact Dr. William Hopkins hopkinsw@vt.edu. Posted: 9/27/11, revised: 11/14/11.

Reptile and Amphibian Conservation and Management: The Department of Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology at the University of California Davis is seeking a motivated candidate to fill a postdoctoral position to assist in the review and synthesis of conservation and management issues affecting California’s native reptile and amphibian species. The incumbent will work closely with the lead PI and biologists in the California Department of Fish and Game to prepare a prospective overview that addresses current and anticipated management needs for reptile and amphibian species in California in the coming decades. The incumbent will also help coordinate a review and evaluation of the existing regulatory/management framework that is currently used to manage these species in the state of California. There will be opportunities to identify new insights into policy successes and improvements as well as well as to publish the results of this work. Primary responsibilities: 1. Managing a review and synthesis of current literature focused on the ecology, biology, and conservation of reptiles and amphibians native to California; 2. Coordinate information gathering activities and facilitate discussions among diverse stakeholders, including members of the public, industry and hobbyist groups, state and federal agency biologists, land managers, academic biologists, and others who have knowledge and interest in the management of reptiles and amphibians of California. 3. Based on (1) and (2) above, support the efforts of the PI and California Department of Fish and Game to develop a strategic plan to identify key goals and conservation issues for species of concern and more common taxa, as well as options for achieving these goals. Qualifications: 1. PhD in relevant discipline, including but not limited to, Ecology, Biology, Conservation Biology, Environmental Science or Policy, Wildlife Biology or Management, or Natural Resource Management. 2. Demonstrated record of writing and/or publishing of manuscripts and reports and a desire to continue doing so. 3. Ability to communicate effectively and collegially with diverse stake-holders. 4. Experience synthesizing and managing large projects. 5. Knowledge or familiarity with conservation issues and policies that shape management of public resources, particularly those of non-game and game wildlife species. 6. Experience and knowledge of reptile and amphibian biodiversity, ecology, and conservation in California is essential. Position length: Upon filled through December 1, 2012. Start date: As soon as a suitable candidate is found. To apply: Please send a cover letter highlighting your qualifications, background, and experiences along with a curriculum vitae and the names and contact information for three references to Dr. Brian Todd (btodd@ucdavis.edu). Letters of reference are not requested at this time. Posted: 8/16/11.

Dendritic Network Ecology/Amphibians: Post Doctoral Research Associate, Amphibian Research and Monitoring Initiative (ARMI) in the Northeast. The Patuxent Wildlife Research Center seeks a postdoc to investigate how dispersal among tributaries affects the persistence and dynamics of stream amphibian populations in larger stream networks. There is sufficient latitude for the successful applicant to steer the project to align with her/his interests. This research will occur in National Parks, National Forests, and Wildlife Refuges throughout the Northeastern United States. The successful applicant will be based at Patuxent Wildlife Research Center in Laurel, Maryland. Project leaders: Evan H. Campbell Grant, Patuxent; Winsor H. Lowe, University of Montana; William F Fagan, University of Maryland. Qualifications: 1. Ph.D. in quantitative ecology, wildlife ecology, or related fields. 2. Knowledge of amphibian ecology, spatial modeling, and population estimation. 3. Experience conducting fieldwork, especially in streams, and supervising research technicians. 4. Excellent verbal and written communication skills to facilitate a collaborative research environment and dissemination of results in scientific outlets. The salary range is approximately $40-70k 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. Full support is available for 2 years, with a 3rd year dependent on funding availability. Support for technicians and travel is also available. Application: Send CV with names and contact information for three references to Evan Grant (ehgrant@usgs.gov). We encourage applicants to submit materials by September 31, 2011. Posted: 7/11/11.

Plant Community Ecology, Plant-Animal Interactions, Vegetation Dynamics: The Division of Applied Plant Ecology at the San Diego Zoo’s Institute for Conservation Research seeks two postdoctoral associates to join an active research group focused on plant community ecology and vegetation dynamics. The postdoctoral associates will analyse and publish data from several long-term studies on grassland, shrubland, and forest ecosystems of western North America (Oregon and California) and contribute to wider research through interactions with staff and project collaborators. Funding is available for two years. Positions are available beginning June 1, 2012. Grassland and Shrubland Ecology Postdoc. The successful candidate will work on grassland and shrubland dynamics and their implications for restoration and habitat management. Primary goals for this research are to (1) understand the factors influencing exotic plant dominance in semi-arid grasslands and (2) evaluate grassland and shrubland responses to various management and restoration treatments (e.g. prescribed fire, seeding, etc.). Forest Dynamics Postdoc. Postdoctoral associate working on a long-term project at Starkey Experimental Forest and Range to understand interactions between ungulate herbivory (cattle, elk) and episodic disturbances and their impact on forest dynamics (understory and overstory) in mixed-conifer forests of the intermountain West. Both positions have tremendous potential to be highly productive in terms of publishing peer-reviewed manuscripts and providing information to inform natural resource management, restoration, and conservation activities. Collaborators include USDA Forest Service, The Nature Conservancy, Oregon State University, and a number of other governmental and non-governmental organizations and agencies. Field work and travel to field locations (OR and CA) is expected. The successful candidates will have a PhD in ecology, botany, forestry or related discipline and have a strong background in plant community ecology and multivariate analyses. The following skills are essential: expertise conducting statistical analyses common to community datasets (e.g. multivariate analyses, ordination techniques, randomization procedures, repeated-measures analyses, etc.); knowledge and use of appropriate software (e.g. R, PC-ORD, ArcGIS, SAS, etc.); scientific writing skills as demonstrated in peer-reviewed publications; excellent oral communication; the ability to work and collaborate as part of multidisciplinary and multi-agency teams. Apply online at http://www.sandiegozoo.org/jobs/. Be prepared to submit a letter describing your interests and experiences; CV and up to three relevant publications. For more information please contact Dr. Bryan Endress, Director of Applied Plant Ecology, Institute for Conservation Research, San Diego Zoo Global (bendress@sandiegoozoo.org). Closing date is May 24 for both positions. Posted: 4/20/12.

Community Ecology: I am seeking a Postdoctoral Associate to work at the interface of theoretical and experimental ecology, on an NSF funded project examining the impact of environmental variability on the dynamics of ecological communities. Population biologists have developed a growing understanding of how the basic processes of growth, reproduction, and mortality respond to altered environmental conditions. However, little work has focused on how these ‘direct’ responses to environmental variability combine with the ‘indirect’ responses conveyed via interactions in the food web. This project aims to better understand how the organization of food web interactions modulates the impact of environmental variability on the fundamental properties of ecological communities such as their diversity, stability, and productivity. The project will involve a combination of theoretical work (development and analysis of multispecies stochastic models) and complementary microcosm experiments (comprised of communities of freshwater plankton species). The ideal candidate possesses a strong background in theoretical ecology, including non-linear dynamics, stochastic processes, numerical analysis, and be able to assist in the design and analysis of experiments. Previous experience with freshwater microcosms is an asset, but not a requirement. It is anticipated that the successful candidate will play an important role in shaping the objectives and execution of the project to meet their own research interests/goals. Applicants must have, or be near completion of, a Ph.D. in ecology or a relevant discipline. Funding is available for two years. Interested candidates should send a copy of their CV, together with a brief statement of their own research interests and the names and addresses of three references, to: David Vasseur, Yale University, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, PO Box 208106, New Haven, CT 06520-8106. david.vasseur@yale.edu (electronic applications preferred). Posted: 5/16/12.

Functional Plant Community Ecology: The Laboratory Of Functional Plant Ecology (Head Jan Lepš), Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia, Èeské Budìjovice, Czech Republic is seeking a highly motivated, cooperative and productive postdoctoral researcher to join our team studying mechanisms of species coexistence, plant-plant relationships, functional diversity, species traits relationships and developing corresponding methods of data analysis. The successful applicant will participate in ecological, statistical, and phylogenetic analyses of our data sets from ongoing experiments and projects. In addition, s/he will be able to develop an independent project, using our permanent field sites. S/he will also mentor advanced students and will prepare a course for advanced students. Qualifications: Essential: - Ph.D. in ecology, botany or related field (not older than March 30, 2008) - Proven ability to develop, implement and publish interesting research projects - Fluency in written and spoken English - Proficiency in statistical and other analysis of data Desirable: - Knowledge of phylogenetic methods, particularly those relevant to community ecology - Experience with analysis of species traits in (plant) community ecology - Ability to work in the field The salary is 600,000 CZK (Czech Crowns, ca Euro 26k) per annum. The appointment is for 34 months. For informal enquiries and application, email your CV (including list of publications), names and e-mails of three references, and a cover letter stating your previous work, qualification and motivation to Prof. Jan Lepš at suspa@prf.jcu.cz. (between April 28 and May 13, please, contact Francesco de Bello at fradebello@cftc.es). Attach pdf of two of your best papers, and copy of your diploma. Please, state “Postdoc” in the subject of your e-mail. Apply before May 31, 2012. The successful applicant is expected to start on 1st September 2012. Posted: 4/25/12.

Plant Community Ecology: We invite applications for a postdoctoral position at The University of Queensland, Australia to work with Dr. Margie Mayfield on the ARC (Australian Research Council) funded project: “Testing the importance of large-scale climate factors for plant community assembly following land-use change.” The successful applicant will be under the direct supervision of Dr. Margaret Mayfield at UQ, but will also work closely with project collaborators: Dr. John Morgan (La Trobe Univ.) and Dr. Stephen Bonser (UNSW), Dr. Peter Vesk (Univ. of Melbourne) and Dr. Dan Metcalfe (CSIRO). The central aim of this project is to empirically test whether plant species and functional trait diversity patterns follow specific response trajectories when reassembling after land use change across large productivity and climate gradients. The opportunity for the successful candidate to expand beyond this specific project will be welcomed and encouraged. For the full job description please see the UQ jobs website, posting number 493150. We will be starting the selection process on March 23 and the position will remain open until filled. If you are interested in applying for this position please do so through the UQ jobs site but also contact Dr. Mayfield (m.mayfield@uq.edu.au) directly, providing, via e-mail, a cover letter, professional cv and a sample of your writing abilities (a published or in review manuscript). Posted: 3/7/12.

Community Ecology: The Department of Biology at Loyola University Chicago invites applications for a post-doctoral researcher who is interested in studying the effects of environmental stressors (including climate change, invasive species, and habitat alteration) on aquatic communities at varying spatial and temporal scales. The post-doctoral researcher will work in the laboratory of Dr. Sapna Sharma. The research interests of the laboratory are diverse with the overall goal of predicting the effects of environmental stressors on ecosystems and improving the use of quantitative approach used to generate such predictions. In addition to developing core research questions, the candidate will also have the flexibility to develop his or her own independent research projects and the opportunity to form national and international collaborations. Please see the laboratory’s webpage for more information.Candidates must have a PhD in ecology, conservation biology, applied statistics, or a related field. Candidates with strong quantitative skills are preferred, although candidates with an interest in developing quantitative skills and ecological models will be considered. The initial appointment is for one year with possibility of extension to two years, contingent upon performance. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2011 and continue until the position is filled. Preferred start date is January 17, 2012, but the starting date is open. Applicants should submit a current Curriculum Vitae and a letter of interest at our careers website. Additional materials related to the candidate’s research skills and experiences as well as samples of scholarly publications may also be submitted via the website, but are not required. Candidates should indicate on their application the date that they will be available to start. Applicants should provide the names and email addresses of three individuals prepared to speak to their professional qualifications for this position. Referees will not be contacted immediately but might be at subsequent points in the review process. Inquiries about the position may be sent to ssharma4@luc.edu or: Sapna Sharma, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Loyola University Chicago, 1032 West Sheridan Road, Chicago, Illinois, 60660. Posted: 10/4/11.

Computational Genomics Specialists: The Biodiversity Genomics Initiative, Smithsonian Institution (SI) is seeking skilled professionals with bioinformatics and computational expertise in genomics. Successful applicants will be part of a bioinformatics group working as an integrated team with Smithsonian scientists and computer support professionals. Incumbents will interact with scientists in all participating SI units including the National Museum of Natural History, National Zoological Park, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, and may have his/her duty station located within any one of these units. Responsibilities of these positions include: 1) Developing or implementing data analysis pipelines for Next Generation DNA Sequence (NGS) or other genome scale datasets 2) Working closely with SI scientists on the experimental design of NGS and other genome scale projects 3) Making high performance computational resources accessible to SI researchers involved in genome scale research via consultation, training, and web site development 4) Developing new experimental protocols for NGS data production in the laboratory and new procedures for computational analysis of the data produced 5) Consulting and collaborating with Biodiversity Genomics scientists, postdocs and students on research grant proposals and publication of results 6) Coordinating bioinformatics activities of the Biodiversity Genomics Initiative 7) Keeping abreast of new developments and related research conducted elsewhere in order to improve genome scale research at SI. Knowledge, skills and experience desirable for these positions include: -Relevant scripting and/or programming skills and experience -Expertise with NGS workbench environments (e.g., Galaxy, Biolinux, Genious, Qiime) -Experience with NGS data analysis from multiple platforms (e.g., Illumina and 454) -Expertise in computational aspects of one or more of the following research areas: phylogenetics, population genetics, metagenomics, gene expression, evolutionary genomics. These positions will begin as two--]year contracts, with the possibility of extension. To apply, submit resume, statement of relevant experience, and names and contact information of 3 references via e--]mail to Michael Braun, Chair, Biodiversity Genomics Steering Committee (braunm@si.edu). Review of applications will begin on April 1 and continue until the positions are filled. Posted: 3/12/12.

Biodiversity Genomics/Bioinformatics: The Smithsonian Institution (SI) Postdoctoral Fellowships in Biodiversity Genomics and Bioinformatics promote collaborative research in these fields (60%), plus a well-defined outreach component (40%) oriented toward building genomics expertise in the greater SI research community. Research should involve comparative genomic approaches such as phylogenomics, population genomics, metagenomics or transcriptomics, and have a component that involves significant bioinformatics analysis. Your proposal should also detail in at least one page your bioinformatics outreach plan, which can include collaborative work with other SI projects and teams, training workshops or development of software, pipelines or tutorials. We plan to fill three or more Fellowships in the area of Biodiversity Genomics and are especially interested in recruiting a team of Fellows who will work together to advance bioinformatics at the Institution. Coordinated applications dealing with multiple genomic approaches are strongly encouraged. The Smithsonian's molecular research facilities are located at National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), National Zoological Park (NZP), and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) in the Republic of Panama. Collaboration with other SI facilities (Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Museum Conservation Institute, etc.) is encouraged. Applicants must propose to conduct research in-residence for a period of 12 to 24 months. Applicants must have completed or be near completion of the Ph.D. Recipients who have not completed the Ph.D. at the time of application must provide proof of completion of the degree before the fellowship begins. Applicants interested in conducting research at these facilities are strongly encouraged to contact potential advisors/hosts at any of the Smithsonian's various Museums and Research Institutes prior to proposal preparation and submission, as well as the Biodiversity Genomics Steering Committee (via Michael Braun, braunm@si.edu). Please consult the research staff listed for the Museum, Research Institutes, and Offices. Proposals are due 1 April 2012. Application instructions. Submit applications via https://solaa.si.edu. Posted: 3/12/12.

Quantitative Biodiversity Scientist: The Biodiversity and Biocomplexity Unit (PI: Evan Economo) at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST), Japan, is seeking a postdoctoral researcher with interests in computational, theoretical, or statistical approaches to biodiversity science from evolutionary and/or ecological perspectives. The lab has a focus on the ecology, evolution, and biogeography of ant biodiversity in the Pacific region but prior experience with ant biology is not necessary for this position. Applicants having experience with model-based inference of population and evolutionary processes and working with next-generation sequence data are especially encouraged to apply. However, the position is flexible and all interested parties are encouraged to contact the PI. There will be numerous opportunities to work closely with other research groups at OIST (e.g. Ecology & Evolution Unit, PI: A. Mikheyev), the nearby University of the Ryukyus, the U. of Michigan, and elsewhere. To apply, please send your CV, including a list of references, and a letter describing your scientific background and interests by email to recruiting-economo@oist.jp by March 12. Informal enquiries or questions are also welcome, and I will be at the ESJ meeting in Otsu in March for those who would like to meet then. The position would begin in summer 2012. Posted: 3/2/12.

Modelling Biodiversity Responses to Human Impacts: Imperial College London Faculty of Natural Sciences, Division Ecology and Evolution. Salary: £31–39k per annum. Closing date: 4th May 2012. This is an exciting opportunity for a Research Associate with an interest in human impacts on biodiversity. The post is available immediately and is funded for up to 36 months by the Natural Environment Research Council and will be based at the Silwood Park campus. The main research objective is to develop a rigorous global model of how local biodiversity responds to human impacts, in order to support projections of how alternative socio-political scenarios will affect global and regional biodiversity. Biodiversity data will come from published comparisons of assemblage composition along gradients of threat intensity. You will develop and populate a database of spatio-temporally precise measures of threat intensity corresponding to the diversity data, developing new measures from remote-sensed data as necessary; you will also develop a database to hold species’ functional trait data. You will employ advanced statistical modelling tool, such as generalized additive mixed models, to relate diversity to threat intensity. The successful candidate will work closely with Professor Andy Purvis (the Principal Investigator) and collaborators at Silwood Park (Professor Georgina Mace FRS and Dr Rob Ewers) and in Cambridge (Dr Jörn Scharlemann and Dr Tim Newbold at UNEP-WCMC and Dr Drew Purves at Microsoft Research). You must have a PhD in Ecology or Environmental Science or have equivalent level of professional qualifications and experience. Strong expertise in the use of remotely-sensed data (preferably from MODIS) and advanced statistical modelling (preferably in R) are essential, as is proficiency in designing and querying databases, GIS and scripting or programming. Postdoctoral research experience relevant to the project and writing stand-alone software or modules (eg R packages) are desirable. You must have experience of working in a team, the ability to develop and apply new concepts, and have a creative approach to problem-solving. You must also have excellent verbal and written communication skills and experience of writing papers for leading international journals. For initial enquiries please contact Professor Purvis by email: a.purvis@imperial.ac.uk. Our preferred method of application is via http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/employment (please select “Job Search” then enter the job title or vacancy reference number including spaces – NS 2012 090 DPN into “Keywords”). Please complete and upload an application form as directed. Alternatively, if you are unable to apply online, please contact Diana Anderson by email d.anderson@imperial.ac.uk to request an application form. Closing date: 4 May 2012. Posted: 4/19/12.

Climate Change Impacts on Forest Biodiversity: individual risk to subcontinental impacts. A post-doctoral position in forest ecology is available in the Dietze lab at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign as part of a large cross-site collaborative experimental forest gap study across as suite of eastern US temperate and subtropical forests Duties: Candidate will be responsible for establishing mapped stands, creating gaps, and making demographic and ecosystem measurements for three study sites along a latitudinal gradient (Tennessee, Illinois, Wisconsin). These sites are part of a larger cross-site study of 15 sites spanning from Puerto Rico to New Hampshire. Candidate will work in collaboration with an interdisciplinary team of ecologists and Bayesian statisticians to assess species-level sensitivities to climate change. They will also have the opportunity to contribute to cross-site synthesis efforts using the Ecosystem Demography v2.2 (ED2) terrestrial biosphere model. Minimum qualifications are a doctoral degree in forest ecology or a related ecological or environmental science. Experience with, or interest in learning, Bayesian statistics, ecosystem modeling, and ecoinformatics tools is preferred. Up to four years of funding is available. Applications should be submitted by December 31th to receive full consideration. Submit a cover letter, CV, and contact info for 3 references to Melinda LaBorg (laborg AT igb.uiuc.edu). Preferred start date between January 1 and May 31st, 2012 as the applicant is expected to coordinate a summer 2012 field season. For more information contact Dr. Michael Dietze (mdietze@illinois.edu). Posted: 11/30/11.

Health Benefits of Biodiversity: Post-doctoral Fellowship in the Fuller Lab, University of Queensland. Across Australia and around the world, the human population is becoming comprehensively urbanised, and the human population is becoming increasingly isolated from experiences of the natural world. This leads to negative effects on physical health, mental well-being, social cohesion, crime rates and more. Our aim in this trans-disciplinary project is to understand the dynamics of this extinction of experience and what can be done to avert it. Based at the University of Queensland, this position will involve ecological and social fieldwork in Brisbane, as well as one or more trips to Prof Kevin Gaston's lab at the University of Exeter, UK. The Postdoctoral Fellow will work with ecologists and health scientists to determine how key aspects of urban biodiversity are related to human health and well-being. Using spatially explicit data, the project will discover how opportunities to experience urban biodiversity are spread across human settlements, and build conservation plans that integrate natural ecosystems into urban development. The project aims to understand how we can enhance human experiences of nature, delivering joint social and ecological objectives. The salary Academic Research Level A4 ($70-75k). The successful applicant will possess a PhD in a relevant field of ecology or environmental aspects of human health, and expert knowledge in the analysis of social-ecological data. You will need a proven ability to work with large, spatially explicit datasets, and to publish the results of your work. Good written and verbal communication skills are essential, to publicise the results of your work, and to liaise with the organisations who are potential end users of this work. Deadline: 20th April 2012. View the position description to apply. Posted: 4/2/12.

Biodiversity and Biological Control: two-year post doctoral fellowship for research on biodiversity and biological control in agricultural landscapes in the Department of Ecology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Uppsala, Sweden. Last date of application is 5 March 2012. For details see the full job ad posted on Riccardo Bommarco's web page. Posted: 1/12/12.

Biodiversity: As a part of our NSERC CREATE training program in biodiversity research, we seek applicants for a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship in the University of British Columbia Biodiversity Research Centre. The Centre is made up of over 50 faculty members with interests in ecology, evolution, systematics, biodiversity and conservation. Preference will be given to candidates with bold ideas, demonstrated research ability, and strong communication skills. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct original research on core problems in biodiversity, foster interactions within the Centre, run a seminar series, and organize a retreat. Postdoctoral fellows funded by the Biodiversity Research Centre typically interact with several lab groups. Candidates are welcome to contact potential collaborating labs in the Centre to inquire about current and potential research activities, but it is not necessary to apply to work with a specific faculty member. Starting date, 1 September 2012. Salary $43k per yr. Research stipend: $7k per yr. Send curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, and a statement of overall scientific goals and interests (approximately 2 pages) to the address below. Reference letters will be accepted electronically, and must be sent directly by the referee. Search Chair, Biodiversity Research Centre, U.B.C., 6270 University Blvd., Vancouver, B.C., Canada V6T 1Z4. (Fax 604-822-2416, e-mail biodiversity.centre@ubc.ca). Closing date: January 12 2012. Posted: 11/28/11.

Biodiversity of Desert Aquatic Insects: The Lytle lab at Oregon State University seeks candidates for a postdoctoral position examining how aquatic insect biodiversity is maintained across desert landscapes. The postdoc will help design and execute fieldwork, analyze data, and write up publications in collaboration with the PI. The postdoc will also have opportunities to work with collaborators at University of Washington and Arizona State University to test neutral and niche-based models of biodiversity. Although based primarily at Oregon State University, the postdoc will also lead fieldwork in remote and challenging desert regions of Arizona, New Mexico, and California. The project will complement other ongoing studies of landscape genetics, life-history and behavioral evolution, and conservation biology, and so an interest in cross-disciplinary collaboration is highly desirable. Candidates should have a Ph.D. or equivalent in ecology or a related discipline, as well as experience sampling aquatic ecosystems, biodiversity estimation, and/or analysis of community data. Salary is $38-42k per year (depending on experience) plus benefits, renewable annually for up to 3 years. Apply by June 1, 2012 for full consideration. Email a letter of application, CV, and contact information for three references to: Dr. David A. Lytle, lytleda@oregonstate.edu. Posted: 4/24/12.

[position filled] Freshwater Biodiversity: The McIntyre group at University of Wisconsin-Madison is seeking a post-doc to help lead quantitative analyses of conservation priorities for global freshwater biodiversity. The position is part of an NSF-funded project on conserving freshwater ecosystem services, and involves close collaboration with global geospatial analysts (led by Charles Vorosmarty) and economists (led by Faye Duchin) as well as many academic and NGO colleagues. The work will build upon our recent analysis of global threats to river ecosystems and their services (Vorosmarty et al. 2010 Nature). The post-doc will help lead spatial analyses to identify freshwater biodiversity hotspots around the world. In addition, the project will involve using expert elicitation surveys to quantify professional opinion about the relative importance of many categories of stressors. This work will be conducted in close collaboration with major NGOs, and will help to define near- and long-term agendas for global freshwater conservation efforts. The position will offer considerable latitude to devise and pursue additional analyses to address the underlying causes, future prospects, and prioritization of hotspot areas, or other topics related to freshwater ecosystem services and systematic conservation planning. Desired qualifications include: - expertise in global freshwater biodiversity and biogeography - experience conducting large-scale spatial analysis and conservation prioritization models - strong communication skills to coordinate efforts with project partners - a strong record of publication based on independent thinking - a collaborative approach to science but ability to work on tasks independently - an interest in furthering conservation on the ground The position will begin between September-December 2012, and funding is available for at least 2 years, pending performance. The position will be based in the Center for Limnology at UW-Madison, which features a vibrant atmosphere in which collegial interactions among faculty, staff, post-docs, and graduate students are the norm. Madison is widely recognized for high quality of life (lively arts scene, access to outdoor recreation, public transportation), and costs of living are moderate. To apply, please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, three reprints, and contact information for three references to Valerie Seidel (vseidel@wisc.edu). Assemble documents into a single PDF file, and submit by email with subject line: "Post-doctoral Position--Global Change and Rivers". Posted: 11/16/11, revised: 4/4/12.

High-Elevation Biodiversity: The School of Environmental Studies at the University of Victoria (British Columbia, Canada) is searching for a post-doctoral associate to join a collaborative team studying the interior and high-elevation biodiversity of sites in the Great Bear Rainforest and the Coast Range of British Columbia. The successful post-doc will be supervised by Brian Starzomski, in the School of Environmental Studies. Responsibilities: This project seeks to understand the importance of, and processes structuring, interior and high-elevation biodiversity within the Great Bear Rainforest, BC, as well as in the Coast Range. The large trees and near shore regions on the BC Coast are well known and studied, but in fact much of the interior in this region is characterized by stunted vegetation in bogs and on mountaintops. Little is known about it. Further, climate change predictions for BC show significant impacts on biodiversity in these environments. The post-doc will be responsible for setting up observational and experimental studies to disentangle the factors structuring diversity in these habitats, as well as implementing studies on the impacts of climate change. Field sites include those surrounding the Hakai Beach Institute on Calvert Island, BC, and high-elevation sites in the Coast Range north of Whistler, BC. The post-doc will also write reports, deliver presentations, and publish the results of their research in scientific journals. The anticipated start date is May 1, 2012. Compensation will be competitive and the position will extend for 3 years, pending successful progress. Qualifications: A PhD in community, population, or landscape ecology, or conservation or management (or a related discipline) is required. The successful candidate will have a strong quantitative background, excellent grounding in population and community ecology experimental design, and familiarity with landscape mapping and analysis platforms. An individual who is excited to work with First Nations partners on this project will have an advantage in the selection process. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. For more information email starzom@uvic.ca. Applications (including a CV, the names of 3 references, and a letter of interest) can be sent to the same address. Review of applications will start January 1, 2012 until a suitable candidate is found. Posted: 11/17/11.

Biodiversity: NatureServe, an international nonprofit conservation organization, in collaboration with Stony Brook University, is seeking a Biodiversity Postdoctoral Associate to join its team of scientists. The Biodiversity Postdoc will collaborate with a multi-institutional team on a project titled: "Integrating genetic, taxonomic, and functional diversity of tetrapods across the Americas and through extinction risk." The postdoc will compile databases of tetrapod distribution and trait data, perform data analyses using R, model distributions in GIS, and write manuscripts. A Ph.D. is required for the position. The ideal candidate will have a strong theoretical and analytical background in biodiversity science with a proven track record of senior-authored publications, proficiency at biodiversity data analysis, and experience with GIS/RS and spatial analyses. . Applications from candidates with an interest in NGO conservation organizations are encouraged. The successful candidate will be an employee of NatureServe (located in Arlington, Virginia) but based in the Department of Ecology and Evolution at Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY (under the guidance of Dr. Catherine Graham). NatureServe offers a competitive nonprofit benefits package that includes a 401(k) savings and retirement plan with matching contributions; health and dental insurance; short and long-term disability; annual and sick leave; and life insurance. Review of applications will begin Friday, 9 March 2012, and the starting date for the one-year (with possibility of renewal for 2 additional years contingent upon performance) position is 1 June 2012. Please click on this link for detailed information about this job, the organization, and how to apply. Posted: 11/11/11, revised: 3/2/12.

Biodiversity Conservation: We seek a post-doctoral fellow for two years, to develop novel concepts and methodologies for biodiversity conservation planning. The successful candidate will work with a group of scientists from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Bar-Ilan University, and The Technion, within the framework of a collaborative project whose overall objective is the development of tools for better understanding of the mechanisms affecting the dynamics of ecological communities and the manner by which such understanding can be applied to promote biodiversity conservation. The project integrates theoretical, experimental and applicative elements, and the selected post-doc will be responsible for the applicative element. Requirements: • PhD in science/engineering, with strong ecological background • Programming skills and experience • Proven ability to conduct and publish independent research • Ability to work both independently and as a part of a team • Excellent oral and written communication skills. The successful candidate will be positioned in the Spatial Ecology Lab at The Technion, Haifa, Israel. To apply (and for further information) please send a letter + CV to Prof. Yohay Carmel at: yohay@technion.ac.il. Posted 10/10/11.

Conservation Biology: Berry Postdoctoral Fellowships are intended for outstanding ecologists or evolutionary biologists whose research is motivated by issues in conservation biology. Applicants must have a faculty sponsor from the Department of Zoology and Physiology, and secondary sponsor from the same department or from another department at the University of Wyoming. The initial fellowship period is one year, renewable for a second year contingent on performance. Berry Fellows will offer a one-credit graduate seminar during their first year to provide the opportunity to gain teaching experience and to promote interactions with graduate students. Starting date is negotiable, but requires having a doctoral degree in hand and needs to begin by August 2012. Berry Fellows will receive an annual stipend of $35k and a research fund of $7k per year. They will be eligible for UW benefits. Application procedure: The applicant must first contact a faculty member in the Department of Zoology and Physiology to arrange sponsorship. In consultation with the sponsor, applicants need to arrange for a second faculty sponsor. Once sponsors are arranged, the applicant needs to submit a two-page research proposal (including the names of their primary and secondary faculty sponsors), a CV, three outside letters of recommendation, and a letter of support from their primary faculty sponsor to the Berry Fellowship committee (cbenkman [at] uwyo.edu) by 1 November 2011. Posted: 9/19/11.

Research Ornithologist: Biologist 1-3, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. Closing Date: 3/20/12. Salary Range: $3051-$6072 monthly. Location: Grand Chenier, LA. This is a research ornithologist position at Rockefeller Refuge. The incumbent will work on all wetland ecosystem issues with special emphasis on threatened and endangered species, species in decline, waterfowl, and other avian species. The person in this position exercises broad stewardship responsibilities over the Department's Habitat Management programs at Rockefeller Refuge. The incumbent is required to be on 24-hour call. An example is search and rescue operations in Southwest Louisiana requiring an air boat and experienced operator knowledgeable of the waterways. The Refuge is in a challenging coastal environment, in which mosquitoes and other pests are common. Climatic conditions and semi-fluid soils unique to this area make the job physically demanding. The incumbent must also be able to lift 50 pounds. The incumbent should be proficient with Arc GIS, and Program MARK, Program R. To Apply: Go to http://agency.governmentjobs.com/louisiana/, in "Parish" select "Cameron" and in "Agencies" select "Wildlife & Fisheries-Wildlife". Posted: 3/16/12.

Cowbird Parasitism of Black-capped Vireos: Drs. Jinelle Sperry and Patrick Weatherhead are seeking a post-doctoral scientist to conduct research in our lab in the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences at the University of Illinois. Funding is available to examine the response of black-capped vireos to cowbird nest parasitism. This position will involve conducting field research in the spring/summer at Fort Hood, Texas and then residing in Illinois for the remainder of the year. The post-doc will be expected to analyze data and generate manuscripts based on data collected in the field and using long-term datasets. This will be a 12-month appointment, starting Jan 2, 2012, with the possibility of extension. Required qualifications: • PhD in a related field (ecology, wildlife biology, etc), received within the last 5 years. • Field experience working with birds, including nest searching, mist netting, and color banding. • Strong analytical skills. Preference given to those experienced with nest survival analyses. • Strong writing skills evidenced by a record of peer-reviewed publications. Salary: $40-60k/year, depending on experience and benefits package. Contact: Dr. Jinelle Sperry (jinelle.sperry@usace.army.mil), with a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information for 3 references. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until a suitable candidate is found. Closing date is October 28, 2011. Posted: 9/19/11.

Migratory Connectivity, Birds: A Smithsonian Postdoctoral Fellowship is available to assist in the development of the Atlas of Migratory Connectivity for North American Birds. This will involve the analysis of select North American bird species from the 90-year band encounter database housed at the USGS Bird Banding Laboratory. The research will involve the use and development of mark-recapture models to estimate migratory connectivity. Qualifications include a Ph.D. in ecology or related wildlife field, knowledge of migratory birds, solid understanding and capabilities in GIS and a demonstrated expertise in quantitative methods such as mark-recapture analyses and maximum likelihood estimation. We seek candidates who work well in a collaborative setting and have excellent communication and writing skills. The Postdoctoral Fellow will be based at the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center in Washington, DC and be mentored by Peter Marra (SI) and Andy Royle (USGS). This two-year appointment starts as soon as a suitable candidate is found and includes a stipend of $47k/year plus a $3k annual health insurance reimbursement. This position is part of the Migratory Connectivity Project. The postdoc will have the opportunity to become involved with aspects of this larger initiative. Review of applicants will begin on 15 September 2011 and will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. More information and to apply. Posted: 8/26/11.

Molecular Ecology/Evolution in Primates: The Department of Anthropology and the Institute of Ecology and Evolution (IE2) at the University of Oregon invite applications for a post-doctoral researcher to study the relationships among genetics, environmental change, demography, and disease transmission in wild non-human primates. This research is part of a new NIH-funded project focused on the biological and human dimensions of primate retroviral transmission. Specifically, the successful candidate will be using molecular methods to infer patterns of relatedness and migration in a primate community occupying a fragmented landscape (Kibale National Park, Uganda), contributing to a larger effort aimed at understanding disease transmission. S/he will be part of an international and multidisciplinary collaborative research team, an integral member of the Molecular Anthropology Group and will work closely with other labs in IE2. Criteria: 1) Candidates must have completed a PhD in Anthropology, Biology, or a relevant discipline within the biological sciences prior to start date. 2) Candidates must have strong interests in evolutionary biology and/or ecology with a demonstrated commitment to publishing and a career in research. Interests in molecular ecology, conservation biology, and disease ecology are a plus. 3) Strong preference will be given to candidates who have expertise in (or are dedicated to learning) computational approaches that can be used to assemble 2nd generation sequence data and conduct evolutionary population genetic/genomic analyses. 4) Preference will be given to candidates who have experience with molecular genetic wet lab methods, especially as applied to eukaryotic organisms. 5) Candidates must be team players who are able to thrive in a collaborative working environment and work effectively with faculty, staff and students from a variety of diverse backgrounds. 6) Candidates must be willing to relocate to Eugene, Oregon for 2 years. The successful candidate will gain experience in using state of the art molecular methods to address pressing environmental, conservation, and health concerns. S/he will be intimately involved in the continuing development of latest-generation sequencing methods for acquiring population genomic data from non-model organisms and non-invasively collected samples. Duties will include assembly and analysis of genomic data, publication and presentation of results, and helping mentor graduate and undergraduate students in collaboration with colleagues from Africa, North America, and the UK. The successful applicant will also be encouraged to engage in fieldwork and explore new research directions of his/her choosing, assisted by a strong team of collaborators. A complete application consists of a current CV, statement of research interests and qualifications specifically addressing the referenced criteria, and a list of three people (names, affiliations, email addresses) who can serve as references. Please direct inquiries to Dr. Nelson Ting (nting@uoregon.edu). Application materials should be sent to ie2jobs@uoregon.edu and must be received by March 28, 2012 to assure full consideration. Posting: 12068. Start date is negotiable but no later than September 2012. Posted: 2/29/12.

Human Ecology or Primate Ecology: The University of Texas at San Antonio Department of Anthropology seeks to hire a postdoctoral teaching fellow in biological anthropology, starting Spring 2012. All biological anthropologists are welcome to apply, including those with research interests in either human or non-human primate ecology. The Department has recently inaugurated a Ph.D. program in ecological anthropology. We seek candidates who will complement or enhance this focus, and who also will support the four-field emphases of our graduate and undergraduate programs. This appointment will be for a one-year period, with possibility for renewal, pending budget approval. Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in Anthropology by 10 January 2012 (emphasis in biological anthropology); theoretically motivated research and teaching interests; and, either laboratory- or field-based research experience. Preferred Qualifications: evidence of commitment to teaching excellence; promise of developing an externally funded research program; desire and ability to contribute to graduate and undergraduate program growth and expansion; ability to complement existing faculty specializations; ability to teach graduate-level course in Human Population Ecology. Responsibilities include: undergraduate courses at the introductory level, elective undergraduate courses, and core and specialized graduate courses in areas of specialization; ongoing research and service in a department that offers B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees. Applicants must submit: a letter of application that includes discussion of research, teaching, and service goals; a CV; sample publications (including “in press”) or other writing samples; teaching evaluations (if possible); and three letters of recommendation from scholars in the field. Applications must be postmarked no later than October 31, 2011. Applicants who are selected for interviews must be able to show proof that they will be eligible and qualified to work in the United States by the time of hire. Send all application materials to Search Chair, Department of Anthropology, University of Texas at San Antonio, One UTSA Circle, San Antonio, TX 78249-0649. Posted: 9/23/11.

Data Curation/eScience: The UCLA Library is seeking applications from postdoctoral candidates in the life and physical sciences for a two-year fellowship position working with faculty, graduate students, researchers, and Library staff in the collaborative process of implementing the Library's eScience strategy (eScience is defined as computational and data intensive scientific research). As the Library works to position itself to support the emerging data needs of researchers, the Fellow will play a key role in developing the Library's data services by serving as a representative of and a liaison to the scientific community. The ideal candidate will have expertise in conducting data-driven science and a desire to further scientific knowledge by helping scientists to re-envision the ways they conduct research. The UCLA/CLIR Fellowship provides an exciting opportunity to contribute to new programs at one of the nation's highest-ranked research universities, as well as to gain skills and knowledge related to the developing areas of eScience and data-driven research. This two-year fellowship is being offered in cooperation with the Council on Library and Information Resources and its Digital Library Federation program. For full details, see CLIR's website. Details about this position. Applications are now being accepted for this and other similar positions. Review of applications will continue through June 30, 2012. Posted: 6/5/12.

Vertebrate Morphology and Bioinformatics: University of South Dakota We are seeking a scientist with training in comparative vertebrate anatomy to participate in the Phenoscape informatics initiative to render morphological data computable and interoperable with genetic data. The successful candidate will: 1) lead data curation and ontology development for early living and extinct vertebrates (fishes) and amphibians as part of a team comprised of scientists and software developers, and 2) conduct large-scale, data driven evo-devo research on the store of phenotypic and genetic data in the knowledgebase. This position presents a unique opportunity to pursue bioinformatic research relating to broad questions concerning the evolution of morphology in relation to linked developmental and genetic data. The postdoc will use state of the art tools for evolutionary biology to curate morphological from the literature on early vertebrates (fishes) and living and extinct amphibians, annotating anatomical features using ontologies, to populate a database that will be integrated with the existing databases of phenotypic and genetic data from model vertebrates (ZFIN, zebrafish; Xenbase, Xenopus; MGI, mouse). Responsibilities center on contributing to a large and growing vertebrate phenotype knowledgebase, including annotation of comparative fin/limb skeletal phenotypes and homologies from the scientific literature. The incumbent will work closely to coordinate efforts with the curators of fin-limb mutant phenotypes from the vertebrate model organism databases; participate in regular virtual meetings with a distributed project team; develop and document curation standards for comparative data and best practices for ensuring consistency across taxa; and collaborate with software developers in the design of curation workflow tools and interfaces, including tools for semi-automated extraction of comparative phenotype data from the literature. In addition, the incumbent will have ample opportunities to leverage the data in the knowledgebase, and associated tools for large-scale analysis of phenotype similarities, towards addressing his/her own research questions. The postdoc will supervise undergraduate workers in gathering/digitizing the literature and basic data entry; publish and give conference presentations on research results; and attend project meetings as required, including annual project team meetings. This two year postdoctoral position is available to be filled as early as January 2012. Required: • Ph.D. degree in biological sciences with expertise in comparative vertebrate anatomy and evolution • Ability to communicate well and work as part of a distributed research team • Excellent English language skills • Interest or experience in informatics methods The postdoctoral fellow will work with Paula Mabee (University of South Dakota) and David Blackburn (California Academy of Sciences). The position will be based in South Dakota, with opportunities to travel to other sites for this project including NESCent, the University of Chicago, and the California Academy of Sciences. Please contact Dr. Mabee (pmabee@usd.edu) with any questions about this position. Applications should be directed to Dr. Mabee and include a cover letter, CV, a brief statement detailing your research interests and career goals, and three letters of reference. Posted: 12/5/11.

Wildlife Biology Lecturer: The School of Agricultural, Forest, and Environmental Sciences at Clemson University is seeking to fill a full-time, 9-month, non-tenure track Lecturer position, with the possibility of summer salary for teaching summer courses. The primary responsibility of this position is to teach classes for the degree program in Wildlife and Fisheries Biology. Other responsibilities may include: advising undergraduate students, serving as a general mentor for students, and performing other assigned tasks in support of teaching programs in the School. The person selected will report directly to the Director of the School. This position is a year to year appointment that is 100% teaching. The applicant should have a Ph.D degree (at a minimum must be ABD) in Wildlife Biology or related discipline. The successful candidate must have excellent working knowledge of wildlife biology and management practices, and the ability to teach effectively. Specific course responsibilities include: • Fall Semester: Wildlife Biology (WFB 300) • Spring Semester: Non-Game Wildlife Management (WFB 440) • Both Semesters: Wildlife Biology Lab (WFB 301), Conservation Biology (WFB/BIOSC 313), Graduate Seminar (FNR 808) • Summer (possible): Conservation Biology (WFB/BIOSC 313) (taught online). The successful candidate must: • be able to work independently, • have excellent oral and written communication skills, and • be proficient in the use of computers (presentation software such as PowerPoint, word processing, spreadsheet, etc.). • Documented experience in teaching undergraduate students is desired. The application package will include the following: a letter of interest, curriculum vita, academic transcripts, and names and addresses of four professional references. In addition, the search committee requires each applicant to include a 1 to 2 page paper that defines the applicant’s professional goals and teaching philosophy. Send application materials to the following address. Dr. Tamara Cushing, Search Committee Chair, School of Agricultural, Forest, and Environmental Sciences, Clemson University, 261 Lehotsky Hall, Clemson, SC 29634. Phone: (864) 656-0878, Fax: (864) 656-0334, tcushin@clemson.edu. The initial deadline for application materials is June 1, 2012. Posted: 5/18/12.

Wildlife Ecology Lecturer: Humboldt State University's Department of Wildlife invites applications for a full-time temporary faculty position in Wildlife Ecology for the 2012-13 academic year. Initial appointment will be for Fall 2012 semester; subsequent reappointment for Spring 2013 will be contingent upon satisfactory performance evaluation. Job #7515. For more information and to apply, see the full announcement. First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than March 1, 2012. Posted 9/23/11, revised: 1/19/12.

Wildlife Ecology/Evolution Lecturer: The University of Wyoming/ Casper Center invites applications for a post-doctoral teacher/researcher or temporary academic professional lecturer to teach courses and conduct research with undergraduate students. The following criteria will be applied to select the successful candidate: 1. Ability to teach evolutionary biology, genetics, ornithology and/or mammalogy, and writing in biology. 2. Demonstrated interest and success in mentoring undergraduate students in research. 3. Research interests in taxonomy and systematics, parasite/host co-evolution, small mammal ecology and/or wildlife disease ecology. 4. Ph.D. or ABD. The position is for two years contingent on successful performance of responsibilities. Additional years are possible dependent on continued funding of the NIH funded Wyoming INBRE program. The selected candidate should be prepared to start January 2012. Applicants should send a current CV, statement of research/teaching interests and qualifications (address the criteria above), and names, addresses and e-mails of three people who can serve as references. Please direct inquiries and application materials (electronic preferred) to: R. Scott Seville, Ph.D., Department of Zoology and Physiology, University of Wyoming/ Casper Center, 125 College Drive, Casper, WY 82601. sseville@uwyo.edu, Phone: 307-268-2543 (office); 307-268-2416 (FAX). Posted: 8/31/11.

Wildlife Biology Instructor: The Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory in Gothic, CO, USA, is looking for someone to teach its wildlife ecology course in the summer of 2012. The course involves 5-12 students and meets approximately 8 days. The class supplements the experiences students receive as they conduct independent research projects under the guidance of scientific mentors. Compensation is $2500-$3000, depending upon experience, and includes the waiver of station fees for 35 days. Instructors are responsible for paying for housing, either onsite or in the neighboring resort community. Pets are not allowed at RMBL. Ideally we are looking for someone who can mentor students on research projects involving birds over the course of an 8-10 week field season as well as conduct outreach activities for the general public (e.g., lead birding trips). The amount of compensation for these activities depends upon the level of engagement. Applicants should have a PhD, but graduate students that are close to finishing their PhD will be considered. Applicants should send a cover letter that includes information on experience with teaching, mentoring, and outreach activities, a CV, and a list of at least three references and associated contact information to Ian Billick, director@rmbl.org. Posted: 8/15/11.

Critical Thermal Habitats in Rivers: Post-Doctoral Fellow, Ph.D., or M.Sc. Position at the Canadian Rivers Institute. Beginning immediately, a position is available to work on our developing models to predict the occurrence and significance of critical thermal habitats in rivers. The project has three objectives: 1) building landscape and riverscape scale models to predict river temperatures as we work to understanding the physical process regulating temperatures in temperate and northern rivers, e.g., summer, coldwater anomalies; 2) understanding the function and significance of temperature-dependent habitats for fish, and primary and secondary production in these river ecosystems; and 3) developing management tools for land-use and climate change planning. Your experience and interests should include hydrologic processes connecting rivers to their landscape and the biology of river ecosystems. You should have experience and/or ability to quickly learn GIS and multivariate statistical analyses. The position can begin immediately and will be filled by the fall 2012. Send me a cover letter explaining which component of the project interests you and why, along with your résumé with references. Allen Curry, Director, Canadian Rivers Institute, Professor, Biology Forestry and Environmental Management, DNR/Cloverleaf Professor of Recreational Fisheries, Assistant Director, NB Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Biology Department, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB. E3B 5A3. tel: 506-452-6208, fax: 506-453-3583, email: racurry@unb.ca. Posted: 12/8/11.

Stream Ecology: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Fish & Wildlife Conservation, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA. Project title: Evaluating air-water temperature linkages in Shenandoah National Park streams. Climate change models often assume a 1:1 relationship between air and water temperatures, but streams are often thermally patchy such that some areas may be highly sensitive to air temperatures whereas other areas may be resilient in this regard. Understanding the spatial structure of air-water temperature is therefore necessary to predict the potential effects of climate change in stream ecosystems. A postdoctoral research candidate is sought to develop and evaluate air-water statistical models in conjunction with the USGS Leetown Science Center (N.P. Hitt, C.D. Snyder, and J.A. Young). The candidate will be primarily responsible for (a) collecting air-water temperature data in Shenandoah National Park during summer 2012, (b) developing and implementing geostatistical models to relate air-water temperatures, and (c) co-authoring journal papers and technical reports. Duties will require 2-4 weeks of fieldwork in the Shenandoah National Park, requiring strenuous hiking and physical activity. Statistical modeling work will require programming in R and/or Python. Qualifications: PhD in landscape ecology, hydrology, biostatistics, or related discipline, with emphasis on aquatic ecosystems; demonstrated scientific productivity, including peer-reviewed publications; strong statistical modeling and analytical skills; proficiency with using large geospatial datasets; working knowledge of geographic information systems; excellent writing and speaking skills; demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively. Salary: $43-46k/year + benefits. Duration: March/April 2012 to March/April 2013. Contact: Send a) cover letter describing interest and qualifications, b) vitae including all academic experience and employment history for past 5 years, c) copies of college transcripts, and d) names of 3 references with phone numbers and email addresses to Dr. Paul. L. Angermeier (540-231-4501; biota@vt.edu). We will begin reviewing applications on 15 January 2012. Posted: 12/16/11.

Stream Ecology: A Postdoctoral Research Associate in Biology at Kansas State University is sought to organize and lead a series of stream field experiments across North America associated with the “Scale, Consumers and Lotic Ecosystem Rates (SCALER): Centimeters to Continents” project. This project coordinator will play a central role in developing methodology and bridging collaborative experiments at 5 regions from Puerto Rico to Alaska from execution to synthesis. The SCALER project, funded by the National Science Foundation, will examine scaling of stream metabolism, nutrient uptake, and effects of consumers across spatial extents from centimeters to kilometers. A modeling team will explore scaling relationships from sub-reach to continental scales. Research sites include tropical forest, temperate deciduous forest, prairie, boreal forest, and tundra. The post-doctoral associate will contribute to development of protocols and experimental design, will travel to the 5 sites to assist with initiating experiments at each site, and will have the opportunity to address research questions linking large stream animals to nutrient cycles and energy flow in streams. This is a unique opportunity to collaborate with top stream scientists around the United States. The principal investigators on the project are Drs. Walter Dodds, Keith Gido (Kansas State), Ford Ballantyne (Univ. Kansas), Amy Rosemond, John Kominoski (Univ. Georgia), Breck Bowden (Univ. Vermont), Michael Flinn (Murray State), Matt Whiles (University of Southern Illinois), Jay Jones, Tamara Harms (Univ. Alaska), and Wil Wollheim, Bill McDowell (Univ. New Hampshire). Qualifications: The candidate must have a Ph.D. in ecology or aquatic ecology. The preferred candidate will have experience with field measures of stream ecosystem function and stream consumer effects. The candidate must be prepared to travel to remote field sites in multiple biomes and perform rigorous experimental field work in locations that may require physical effort to transport equipment. The ability to work in a group setting is essential, as this researcher will work collaboratively with the PI’s, other post docs, graduate students and personnel at the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) in methodological design and experimental implementation. The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to work effectively with the data manager as well as the modelers associated with the project and a diverse population. High organizational and communication skills, creativity in methodological development, and understanding of basic experimental design and statistical analyses are required for this position. Initial appointment is for 1 year, and may be renewed for a total of 2.5 years depending upon satisfactory performance. Anticipated start date is January 2012, but start date is negotiable. To Apply: Send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, up to three relevant reprints, and have three recommendations sent seperately (electronic versions of all materials are required) to biology@ksu.edu with “Dodds Postdoc” in the subject line . For more information concerning the nature of this position, contact Dr. Walter Dodds (wkdodds@ksu.edu or 785-532-6998) or Dr. Keith Gido (kgido@ksu.edu or 785-532-5088). Review of applications will commence 1 October 2011 and continue until the position is filled. Posted: 9/16/11.

Environmental Flows: A Post-Doctoral Research Associate is available at University of Arkansas to develop regional ecological-flow relationships that will form the scientific framework for setting environmental flow standards and understanding impacts of global climate change in the Ozark Mountains and the state of Arkansas. We have previously classified stream types within Arkansas and the surrounding region based on hydrology and geomorphology. Our current objective is to develop hydrology-ecology response relationships within flow classes. Existing hydrologic and biological databases will be used, along with comparative studies within the Ozarks, to develop ecological-flow relationships. This study will provide the basis for conservation of many fish, crayfish and macroinvertebrate species. The post-doc will work with a multidisciplinary team of faculty members, state and federal agency personnel, and NGO staff. This project will involve extensive work with GIS and quantitative analysis, and may include some field work in the Ozark Mountains. Applicants should have a PhD in fisheries, ecology, biology, or a related field. Previous research experience with fish, invertebrates and/or streams is preferred. Strong quantitative skills and knowledge of GIS are preferred. Applicants must be responsible, motivated, and able to work independently and in a research team. Post-doctoral position offers competitive salary and benefits. Start date is August 15, 2012. Review of applications will begin July 5. Late applications will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position. Interested applicants should send: 1) a letter of interest, 2) curriculum vitae, and 3) names and telephone numbers of three references via email to Dan Magoulick at danmag@uark.edu. For additional information visit: http://biology.uark.edu/1397.htm or call 479-575-5449. Posted: 6/6/12.

Environmental Flows and Ecosystem Services: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Oklahoma Biological Survey, University of Oklahoma. I am seeking a postdoctoral scholar to gather and synthesize information on the relationship between environmental flows and ecosystem services. This is a one-year position, beginning 1 September 2012. Possibility of extension of the position beyond a year depends on funding. PhD should be completed prior to start date. The ideal applicant will have expertise in both ecology and hydrology and experience creating models to explore the dynamics of complex systems. The postdoc will (1) synthesize the existing literature on methods for determining environmental flow requirements for freshwater mussels, (2) use existing data to model mussel population success and ecosystem services under different environmental flow scenarios, and (3) make recommendations regarding environmental flow requirements, minimum instream flows, and water management scenarios for several rivers in the middle Red River drainage. The postdoc will have opportunities to interact with faculty and students in the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology graduate program, Department of Biology and newly established South Central Climate Science Center at the University of Oklahoma. The position is located in Norman, OK, 20 miles south of Oklahoma City. Applicants should send a CV, statement of interests, up to 3 representative publications, and contact information for 3 references to Caryn Vaughn (cvaughn@ou.edu). Posted: 5/21/12.

Environmental Flows: The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and Duke University’s Nicholas School of Environment seek a post-doctoral scholar to examine environmental flows in North Carolina and the Southeastern US. We aim to assess the responses of freshwater ecosystems to altered hydrology, and to use this information to identify environmental flow needs for regions representing high priority conditions (e.g. threatened ecological integrity), and representing a variety of hydrologic regimes/stream classes. The Environmental Flows Post-doctoral Fellow will have an office at both Duke and TNC in Durham, and will work closely with both Dr. Catherine Burns at TNC and Dr. Martin Doyle at Duke. The post-doc will: 1) review existing literature documenting ecological responses to flow alteration in the southeast US, 2) analyze existing hydrologic data and models to quantify flow regimes in targeted watersheds, 3) assess the impacts of dams and other pressures (i.e. land use change, water withdrawals) on flow regimes, 4) generate a set of environmental flow recommendations based on the above research. Candidates must have expertise in both ecology and hydrology. The position is currently a 1-yr position beginning no later than January 2012. An additional 6 months of funding may be available to expand the project into additional regions (SC, GA, TN) or topics (e.g., flow shifts due to climate change) depending on funding availability and performance. PhD should be completed prior to start date. Send (as pdf) a CV, statement of interests, up to 3 representative publications, and contact information for 3 references to both Catherine Burns (cburns@tnc.org) and Martin Doyle (martin.doyle@duke.edu). Apply by October 1 for full consideration. Posted: 8/31/11.

Water Monitoring: The Natural Capital Project seeks a creative and talented ecologist with strong analytical and experimental design skills to help coordinate a monitoring network across 9 watersheds in Latin America, in order to evaluate the effectiveness of water funds in supporting biodiversity and ecosystem services. Through our collaboration with the Latin American Water Funds Platform and TNC's Northern Andes South and Central America (NASCA) team, we are supporting the establishment of statistically robust yet cost effective monitoring systems in developing countries, and seek someone with the expertise to help field teams implement established monitoring protocols and guide development of new ones where needed. The successful candidate will build upon monitoring efforts already underway, and will engage with researchers and practitioners in the field to coordinate these ongoing efforts. We seek a candidate with true multidisciplinary interests able to synthesize existing work or develop new metrics and monitoring protocols across scales and for multiple objectives, including several water-related ecosystem services (sub-annual water supply, water quality, groundwater recharge) and other co-benefits that may be impacted by water fund activities (carbon storage and sequestration, freshwater and terrestrial biodiversity and possibly pest control, pollination, and seed dispersal). The position is a postdoctoral research position located in Palo Alto, California at Stanford University and will require extensive interaction with interdisciplinary teams and travel in Latin America. More details. Posted: 6/15/12.

Water Atlas: Associate in Research Faculty, Water Atlas Program. The University of South Florida Tampa Campus seeks a full-time (12 month) Associate in Research Faculty to lead the Water Atlas Program at the multi-disciplinary Florida Center for Community Design and Research. The Water Atlas Program goal is to utilize advances in information technology to assist with environmental assessment, mapping and management; and to provide public access to timely, quality-tested data and information related to water resources. This is a full-time research faculty position that will involve program development, grant-writing, project management, oversight of a team of professionals and students, public presentations, and authoring academic and/or professional publications. Minimum Qualifications: A Ph.D. in-hand prior to start date. Academic and/or professional experience in geography, environmental sciences, civil and environmental engineering, computer or information science, urban planning, hydrology and water resource sciences, ecology or biology, or related disciplines. Applicants must be minimally proficient in the use of information technologies such as geographic information systems, internet applications, and electronic data collection and management programs to facilitate research, environmental resource management, and education and outreach. More information, including a full position description and instructions for submitting applications, is available at: http://www.fccdr.usf.edu/2011facultysearch. Applications received by November 1, 2011, will receive full consideration. Applications received after this date will be advanced only in cases of compelling merit. Appointment is expected to begin February, 2012. Posted: 8/16/11.

Climate Change and Hydropower: A one year post-doctoral position is being offered by University of California, Davis (UC Davis) and Utah State University (USU), working with Drs. Joshua H. Viers and Sarah E. Null, respectively. Scope of Project: - Create a climate change alternative for FERC hydropower relicensings of dams located in California’s Yuba River watershed - Demonstrate how climate change may affect power generation, ecosystem protection, or other water users within an existing hydropower project, with specific attention to thermal regimes - Implement a suite of hydrologic and water quality models linking daily climate-driven rainfall-runoff to water project operations, urban and agricultural water demands, environmental water demands, and stream temperatures - Analyze which project facilities, water users, and ecosystems are most vulnerable to hydroclimatic alteration - Produce manuscripts detailing research findings that are of suitable quality for scholarly publication Requirements: - Applicants will hold a Ph.D. in Water Resource Engineering, Hydrology, Geography, Ecology or related field - Experience with mathematical modeling is essential (i.e., rainfall-runoff, hydrologic, stream temperature, and/or ecological modeling) - Demonstrated programming ability in Python and/or R, in addition to other languages (e.g., MatLab) - Candidates should have a demonstrated record of peer-reviewed publication appropriate to career stage - Interest in the integration of physical and ecological science with water management and policy - Knowledge and understanding of hydroclimatic change, hydropower operations, and FERC relicensing is desirable. The position will be hired through the Center for Watershed Sciences at UC Davis. It is expected, however, that the post-doc will conduct significant research at USU (~6 months). Annual salary is $45k plus benefits, and limited travel expenses between UC Davis and USU. How to Apply: Please submit the materials below electronically to Josh Viers ( jhviers@ucdavis.edu) and include FERC postdoc in the subject line. - Cover letter - CV - 2 pg. research statement on previous research and how your skills will be applied - Contact information for three references. Questions can be directed to Josh Viers (jhviers@ucdavis.edu) or Sarah Null (sarah.null@usu.edu). Position is open until filled. Applications will be reviewed beginning March 15, 2012. Posted: 2/27/12.

Biology Lecturer: The Department of Biology at the University of Kentucky seeks a 9 month lecturer to teach lower division courses, and to teach/coordinate laboratories in ecology and evolution. Applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement on teaching philosophy and experience, along with the names, phone numbers and addresses of three references to Melissa Justice (majustice@uky.edu), Administrative Assistant. Ph.D. required. Applications will be reviewed as received through October 15, 2012. Posted: 4/27/12.

Biology Lecturer: The Georgia Southern University Department of Biology in the Allen E. Paulson College of Science and Technology invites nominations and applications for the position of Lecturer. The Department of Biology consists of a diverse faculty of teacher-scholars involved in a wide spectrum of activities from molecular to ecological studies on the coastal plain and throughout the world. The Department provides undergraduate and graduate students with a challenging education that is research-based and technology-oriented. We provide a foundation for life-long learning and appreciation of biological processes and biological diversity through teaching, research and outreach. Reporting to the Chair, the Lecturer requires teaching and service responsibilities as well as a terminal degree in the Biological Sciences. The position includes teaching in an introductory major’s sequence and coordination of multiple laboratory sections. The position is a 9-month, non-tenure track appointment. Lecturers generally serve six consecutive years, with possibility of reappointment if the lecturer has demonstrated exceptional teaching ability and extraordinary value to the institution. Required Qualifications: • Ph.D. in the Biological Sciences by December 31, 2011 • One year full-time biology teaching experience at the undergraduate level • Evidence of successful teaching in biology at the university level • Strong communication skills. Preferred: • Experience with large-enrollment courses (> 100 students) • Experience with on-line course development. Screening of applications begins January 31, 2012, and continues until the position is filled. The position starting date is August 1, 2012. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; an abbreviated teaching portfolio (<10 pages) with a teaching philosophy, statement of teaching interest, description of courses taught in the last 5 years including dates, enrollment and role in course, evaluations, and exemplary teaching products; and three letters of recommendation. Letters of recommendation in PDF format may be sent via email. Applications must be sent electronically with the entire packet as a single PDF formatted attachment (include applicant name in file name). Other documentation may be requested. Only complete and electronically-submitted applications will be considered. Applications and nominations should be sent to: Risa Cohen, Search Chair, Search #64637, Department of Biology, Georgia Southern University, P. O. Box 8042, Statesboro GA 30460-1000 (BioLecturerSearch@georgiasouthern.edu, 912-478-5487). Posted: 12/20/11.

Biology Laboratory Instructor/Preparer: The Biological Sciences Department at Bridgewater State University seeks a laboratory instructor/preparer who is strongly committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching. Teaching requirements include 18 contact hours per semester of laboratory in the majors introductory sequence (General Biology I-II) and non-majors introductory biology. Candidates will coordinate, collect, and prepare materials, including practical exams, for laboratories. Opportunities for mentoring original undergraduate research may exist. Candidates will assist with other department duties when they arise. This staff position is a full-time, 10-month appointment. Required minimum qualifications: An earned Master's of Science degree in an area of organismal biology by June 2012 with experience in teaching and preparing biology laboratories. Evidence of knowledge and/or teaching experience in plant anatomy, morphology, and life cycles, and/or invertebrate and vertebrate anatomy and morphology. Strong commitment to assist faculty in devising and implementing an effective first year laboratory experience for Biology majors. Excellent communication, time management, and organizational skills. Applicants should be strongly committed to teaching in an undergraduate setting and working in a multicultural environment that fosters diversity. Candidates should have the ability to work collaboratively, and a commitment to public higher education. Preferred qualifications: Teaching, laboratory preparation experience, and experience in writing and developing lab exercises in a two-semester introductory biology sequence are preferred. Ability to identify, collect, and prepare botanical and zoological specimens from nearby ecosystems for incorporation into labs, experience in undergraduate research, and use of technology in laboratory teaching are also preferred. Please visit http://jobs.bridgew.edu to apply online. Information about BSU can be found at www.bridgew.edu. Any questions about the position should be directed to Donald Padgett, Chair, Biological Sciences, Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, Massachusetts (dpadgett@bridgew.edu). Posted: 10/12/11.

Biology Education Research: University of Washington Full-time position for one-two years to work on a NSF-funded project, CLOSE the Gap (NSF DUE 1118890) focused on determining if highly structured introductory biology courses can increase the success rate for at-risk students in Biology. Position start time negotiable with as early as November 2011 a possibility. Candidates should have completed their PhD in biology in the last 3 years, have strong statistical skills and be very familiar with R, have excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills and have a demonstrated interest in undergraduate biology education research. English fluency is required. Experience in project management, and familiarity with current pedagogical research at the post-secondary level will be considered assets. Responsibilities: The postdoctoral fellow will teach one quarter of introductory biology (Ecology and Evolution section) per year and be responsible for the statistical analysis of large data sets associated with this project. Publications of research related to the impact of this highly structured course on student learning is expected. The postdoc will have opportunities to collaborate with a diverse network of faculty, postdocs, and graduate students at the University of Washington through the UW Biology Education Research Group (BERG) as well as through participation in the Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research (SABER) at the national level. This full-time position will be under the supervision of Dr. Scott Freeman and Dr. Mary Pat Wenderoth in the Biology Department. To apply: Please submit an application letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, copies of transcripts, and names, addresses, and email of three references to Dr. Mary Pat Wenderoth (mpw@uw.edu). Review of applications will begin on Oct.15, 2011 and continue until the position is filled. Posted: 10/6/11.

Biogeochemistry: Two Postdoctoral Positions: 1) Environmental Effects of Shale-Gas Extraction and 2) Groundwater Chemistry and Geosequestration of CO2: The Center on Global Change and Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University seek two earth system scientists in biogeochemistry, hydrology, geology, or environmental engineering to 1) examine the environmental effects of shale-gas production in the Marcellus Shale and elsewhere, including measurements of groundwater and air quality, and 2) prioritize the potential risks of CO2 leakage from underground storage reservoirs to shallow drinking-water aquifers using field and laboratory research and modeling. Funded by DOE and other sources, the projects expand ongoing work in the Earth and Ocean Sciences Division of the Nicholas School. For sample publications on the projects, see Osborn, SG et al. 2011 PNAS 108:8172-8176 and Little and Jackson 2010 Environ Sc & Tech 44: 9225-9232. Send a CV, statement of interests, and 3 letters of recommendation to Rob Jackson (jackson@duke.edu), Director - Center on Global Change, and Crystal Hinnant (crystal.hinnant@duke.edu): Center on Global Change, Nicholas School of the Environment, Box 90658, 138 Science Dr., Duke University, Durham, NC 27708-0658. Duke is an equal opportunity employer; minority applicants are strongly encouraged to apply. Applications will be reviewed as they are received; please apply by September 15, 2011 for full consideration. Posted: 7/28/11.

Modeling Land Use Influences on Stream Biogeochemistry: The University of Notre Dame Environmental Change Initiative seeks two highly motivated individuals with interests and expertise at the interface of watershed hydrology, stream network modeling, and biogeochemistry. Successful candidates will join a new research initiative examining the influence of land use on stream biogeochemical processes and the consequences for nutrient fluxes at both the reach- and river-network scales. Conventionally managed agricultural streams are channelized, and carry high nutrient and sediment loads. At the reach-scale, floodplain restoration (e.g. “two-stage ditch") and constructed wetlands are now being implemented to enhance nitrate-nitrogen and sediment removal. Future research will use data from a planned wireless sensor network combined with stream network modeling to quantify how multiple restorations at the watershed scale could result in local, regional and national reductions in nutrient/sediment export. For more information visit Land Use and Water Quality. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in a related discipline, a demonstrated ability to conduct high-quality research, and a commitment to work effectively with an interdisciplinary team that includes researchers from Biology, Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering & Geosciences, Economics, History, and the Notre Dame Center for Research Computing. Strong computer programming, GIS, remote sensing, and database management skills are desired. Although the Research Assistant Professor (RAP) and Postdoctoral Fellow (PDF) positions would have a major focus on modeling that would incorporate sensor network and field data, they will also be able to participate in the planning and execution of fieldwork in collaboration with graduate research assistants. In addition, the successful RAP candidate (with prior postdoctoral experience) will be encouraged to spearhead the development of new, externally funded projects that support the overall ND-ECI. Applicants for either position should send a letter of application stating their research interests and explaining how their research experience and trajectory could contribute to the ND-ECI, a curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, and up to three relevant reprints to eci@nd.edu. Please include “Application: Land Use Change RAP or PDF” in the subject line. Posted: 1/12/12.

Computational Ecologist: A person with experience or academic training in quantitative ecology, statistical modeling, computational analysis, and scientific programming in Matlab or R; who also has demonstrated interest and experience in advanced spatial analysis, is being sought for a full-time contract position with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS). NCCOS’ Biogeography Branch conducts ecological and oceanographic studies to map, characterize, assess, and model the spatial distributions and movements of estuarine and marine organisms across habitats throughout the United States and Island Territories. We are seeking an individual with a broad suite of quantitative, statistical, and computational skills. A strong background in Computational Ecology with some experience in marine sciences is preferred. The successful candidate will join an experienced scientific team at the forefront of marine ecological predictive analytics. Initial assignments for this position will likely involve spatial modeling of seabirds, deep sea corals, and marine fish species. Future work could involve modeling spatial distributions of other marine species (marine mammals, sea turtles, corals, algae) and marine ecosystem processes. See the full job ad for more information and to apply. Posted: 3/23/12.

Earth System Modelling/Conservation Science: The Computational Ecology and Environmental Science (CEES) group at Microsoft Research (Cambridge, UK) seeks postdoctoral scientist applicants for two positions. The initial tenure is for two years, with the possibility of a third year extension. Conservation Science: One position within the Conservation@Microsoft research unit. The goal of the research carried out within the group is to develop and accelerate better, predictive, actionable science in areas of societal (and by extension policy) importance. Areas of potential work may include (but are not limited to) conservation impact assessment, risk assessment, agricultural modelling, food security, early warning signals / leading indicators, ecosystem modelling, land-use change modelling, species discovery and extinction modelling. Earth System Modelling: One position for an applicant able to make an important contribution to a pioneering new approach to earth system modelling. The CEES group is developing and refining approaches to producing more accurate, comparable and compatible earth system models and their components. We are seeking first-rate scientists with a passionate interest in, and scientific and technical ability to dramatically improve models of key earth system components such as marine and terrestrial ecosystems. Candidates must be interested in and be able and motivated to tackle significant methodological challenges (e.g., enabling detailed model intercomparisons, in accounting for, inferring, and propagating multiple sources of uncertainty and in enabling the identification of the optimal spatial, temporal and abstraction resolution). We are looking for exceptional candidates. You will be a highly motivated early-career scientist with strong quantitative modelling skills, computational proficiency, an understanding of and desire to do research at the science-policy interface, and proven track record of publications in leading peer-reviewed journals. You will be expected to produce leading scientific research in the chosen area of work, publish results in top scientific journals, and interact closely with other members of the group and group collaborators. These positions offer the opportunity to join a unique scientific lab that affords the successful candidate the opportunity to undertake world-leading scientific research and develop a position of future leadership in a chosen field. The Computational Science Lab at Microsoft Research offers a stimulating and rewarding working environment. The positions come with a very attractive salary and comprehensive benefits. Applicants for the Conservation Science position should send a CV, contact details of three referees, and a short statement of interest to Dr. Lucas Joppa: lujoppa@microsoft.com. Applicants for the Earth System Modelling position should send the above materials to Dr. Matthew Smith: Matthew.Smith@microsoft.com. All applications must be received by February 6th, 2012. Posted: 1/3/11.

Earth System Regional Modeling: A partnership of universities and agency affiliates seeks post-doctoral associates for interdisciplinary research on the coupled land-atmosphere-aquatic environmental and economic systems of the Northeastern U.S. Focus is on regional system dynamics with respect to energy demand and production, biofuels and land use, water pollution, ecosystem services and economic sustainability. The work considers a century timeframe, from contemporary to future, through application of regional economic, environmental policy, technology adoption, and broader global change scenarios. Positions are supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation to enable successful candidates to further develop their strengths within the context of a major national effort to forward regional integrated modeling. A three-year commitment to complete the work and publish results is expected. Capacity to work in a large and diverse team at several professional levels, from students through senior scientists, is essential. Qualifications: Eligible candidates should have a recent PhD. Please apply directly to one of the collaborating institutes below, with subject line: "Post-doctoral Position--Regional Modeling". Include curriculum vitae, statement of research interests and contact information for three references. • CUNY Environmental CrossRoads Initiative: Integrated assessment models; hydrology; atmospheric physics or chemistry, simulation frameworks; experience in model-building, data infrastructure, GIS, and/or computer programming. Contact: Prof. C. Vörösmarty (crossroads@ccny.cuny.edu). • Ecosystems Center, Marine Biological Lab (Woods Hole): Terrestrial biogeochemistry modeling; experience in model building, data management and GIS. Contact: Dr. J. Melillo (jmelillo@mbl.edu). • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute: Economic modeling, especially input-output data and models; environmental applications; data management, GIS, and/or computer programming. Contact: Prof. F. Duchin duchin@rpi.edu • University of New Hampshire: Aquatic biogeochemistry and ecosystem services modeling. Contact: Prof. W. Wollheim (wil.wollheim@unh.edu). • Brookhaven National Laboratory: Energy systems modeling and analysis, long-term energy, environment and economic planning and policy, energy-water-climate change nexus. Contact: Mr. V. Bhatt (vbhatt@bnl.gov). Posted: 9/7/11.

Communicating Climate Change: The USFS Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science and Michigan Technological University have two available scientist positions in Houghton, MI. These positions will focus on providing outreach and transferring climate change-related information to a variety of audiences, with an emphasis on natural resource managers. 1) This position utilizes a wide range of scientific information on the topics of climate change, carbon, bioenergy, and landscape scale conservation to provide clear synthesis and communication for enhancing natural resources and forest management in the context of climate change. The primary responsibility of this position is to support the activities of multiple Climate Change Response Framework Projects in the Midwest and Northeastern US. Specific duties include: (1) synthesizing research information and results into a variety of documents, including climate change vulnerability assessments for forest ecosystems; (2) participating in communication, outreach, and technology transfer activities related to ecosystem management and climate change; and (3) assisting in the organization of workshops, seminars, trainings, and scientific meetings. Questions about this position can be directed to Chris Swanston at cswanston@fs.fed.us or (906) 482-6303 x20. 2) This position utilizes a wide range of scientific information on the topics of climate change, silviculture, and ecosystem vulnerability assessment to facilitate the development of on-the-ground climate change adaptation silviculture approaches in the form of research studies on select US Forest Service Experimental Forests and Ranges across the US. Specific duties include: (1) synthesizing research information and results into a variety of documents, including climate change vulnerability assessments for forest ecosystems; (2) participation in communication, outreach, and technology transfer activities related to ecosystem management and climate change; (3) organization and delivery of workshops, seminars, trainings, and scientific meetings; and (4) participation in experimental study design and monitoring programs. Questions about this position can be directed to Linda Nagel at lmnagel@mtu.edu or (906) 487-2812. Application materials. Posted: 7/25/11.

Population Biology: The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is seeking applications for two 2-year postdoctoral fellows. A Ph.D. in Biology, Ecology, Evolution, Genetics, or Mathematics, and expertise in any aspect of population biology is required. Qualified candidates are required to contact a potential faculty advisor to develop a 2-year research project. Advisors may be in the School of Biological Sciences (biosci.unl.edu), School of Natural Resources (snr.unl.edu), or Department of Mathematics (math.unl.edu) and must be qualified to advise projects in population biology. Fellows will pursue research with a faculty advisor and will teach a graduate seminar in each year of their fellowship. Applications must include a CV, a 1-page research proposal, a 1-page description of prior research, and a 1-page description of potential graduate seminars. Application materials should be assembled into a single pdf (Lastname_Firstname_PopBio) and emailed as an attachment to biologysearch.unl.edu. In addition, the applicant must arrange for three letters of reference (one of which must be from the proposed faculty sponsor) to be emailed to the same address. Questions about the program should be sent to Dr. Diana Pilson (dpilson1@unl.edu). Applications should be received by 15 April 2012 in order to ensure full consideration. For further information contact Dr. Valery Forbes at 402-472-6676. Posted: 3/2/12.

Population Biology: The Center for Population Biology at the University of California Davis invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Population Biology, broadly defined to include ecology, phylogenetics, comparative biology, population genetics, and evolution. We particularly encourage applications from candidates that have recently completed, or will soon complete, their PhD. The position is for TWO YEARS, subject to review after one year, and can begin as early as 1 July 2012. This position is covered by a collective bargaining unit. Starting salary of $38k plus benefits, and $6k per annum in research support. The Fellow will be a fully participating member in the Center for Population Biology and will be expected to have an independent research program that bridges the interests of two or more CPB faculty research groups. We strongly encourage candidates to contact appropriate faculty sponsors before applying. We also ask that each Fellow teach a multi-day workshop, discussion or lecture series that is of broad interest to the community of population biologists at UC Davis; faculty sponsors or the Director of CPB, Jay Stachowicz (jjstachowicz@ucdavis.edu), can provide additional input on this aspect of the fellowship. For samples of past workshop abstracts and more information about UC Davis programs in population biology, see the full job ad. Apply Online: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, a short (1-2 page) description of research accomplishments, a short (1-2 page) description of proposed research including potential faculty mentors, a brief (1 page or less) description of their proposed workshop, and copies of two publications, all in PDF format. We require 3 letters of recommendation. The referees you list in the online application will receive an automatic notification from our system instructing them how to directly upload letters to our website. Refer to the on-line instructions for further information. For full consideration, applications (including letters of reference) should be submitted by 5:00 p.m., 12/5/2011. E-mail questions to gradcoordinator@ucdavis.edu. Posted: 11/1/11.

Population Modeling: We seek applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the U.S. Geological Survey, Maine Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit at the University of Maine, Orono. The Associate will work in collaboration with Dr. Shawn McKinney in the Department of Wildlife Ecology to analyze multiple, long-term (40+ years) data sets on black bear (Ursus americanus) populations in Maine. The project objectives are to: estimate demographic parameters and population change rates; predict population trajectories; evaluate the effectiveness of the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife’s current bear monitoring program and population estimates; and determine whether alternative research and monitoring methods are appropriate. Requirements: • PhD completed by time of start date in a discipline within the biological sciences • A record of publication • Experience with Bayesian statistical modeling and MCMC methods • Proficiency with population analyses and modeling of long-term data sets • Proven ability to work independently, problem solve, and formulate and execute a multi-year work plan • Evidence working as part of a team to address and identify solutions to complex problems. In addition to the above requirements, the ideal candidate will have experience with integrative population modeling, collaborating with a natural resource agency, and using databases to extract and manage data for analyses. Review of applications will begin in June 2012 and will continue until the position is filled. The ideal starting time is late-August 2012, but is negotiable. Salary is $42-47k per year (depending on qualifications) plus benefits, and funding is for two years. Please send 1) a letter of application addressing and providing evidence for each of the six requirements; 2) a current CV; 3) contact information for three references; and 4) at least one, but no more than three, relevant publication(s), to: shawn.mckinney@maine.edu. Please send all materials via email with “Postdoc in population modeling” as the subject line. Posted: 5/31/12.

Population Modeler: French Research Institute for Exploration of the Sea The king scallop Pecten maximus is an emblematic and commercially important species in the English Channel, notably as it constitutes the first species in landings for the French fishing fleet in this area. Within the framework of the ANR COMANCHE project (2011-2013), which aims to improve our knowledge of this species in the whole English Channel, it is planned to model the king scallop’s biology both at individual (ecophysiology) and population (dynamics of population) scales, in connection with the ecosystem through a 3D modelling of the primary production. The work proposed here will concentrate on 1) the development of a population dynamic model of the king scallop based on models already existing in the laboratory (for clam (Paphia rhomboïdes) and dog cockle (Glycymeris glycymeris)); 2) the spatialisation of this model at the scale of the English Channel by its coupling with a 3D hydrodynamics and primary production model already calibrated and validated; 3) its coupling with a model of individual growth developed by partners of the ANR project. The objective is to better understand the determinism of the king scallop distribution in the English Channel linking physical and trophic constraints through a coupled model. Such a tool will be useful to evaluate the impacts of environmental or anthropogenic factors on the evolution of king scallop population. Contact Philippe Cugier (Philippe.Cugier@ifremer.fr) for more information and to apply. Posted: 10/5/11.

Population Modeler: A unique Post-doctoral research opportunity is available to work with national EPA research laboratories to improve the science of ecological risk assessment. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is seeking qualified applicants for a population modeling position located in the National Exposure Research Laboratory (NERL), Ecological Exposure Research Division (EERD), Cincinnati, OH. The population modeler will develop methods that integrate multiple layers of spatial information including GIS data and data describing population dynamics into spatially explicit models of population vulnerability and ecological condition. This individual will directly contribute to ongoing projects in aquatic and terrestrial ecosystem risk assessment, in addition to exploring new research opportunities. The appointment is for 3 years. Qualifications: Applicants are expected to have good statistical skills and experience building spatially explicit models. Desirable applicants will have a doctoral degree in the areas of statistics, population biology, landscape ecology or related science disciplines. Application instructions are posted on NERL's job website. For additional details about this position, follow link to 'Current NERL Opportunities'; position EERD-06-30-11-100. Closing Date: August 11, 2011. For additional information, please contact Ms. Dorothy Carr at (800) 433-9633 or ordpostdocapps@epa.gov. Posted: 7/11/11.

Invasive Plant Management: There is a permanent position available as a biologist with the Northern Great Plains Exotic Plant Team, National Park Service. Location: Rapid City, SD. Salary: $57-89k/Year. Deadline: Friday July 13, 2012. To Apply: see http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/319281600. The incumbent serves as the principal advisor for management of non-native invasive plants for fourteen parks within the Northern Great Plains Exotic Plant Team network located in Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming. The Liaison will provide guidance and leadership in invasive plant management including identification of native and non-native plant species of the Northern Great Plains, inventory and monitoring methods, mechanical and chemical control methods, data management, NEPA compliance, planning and priority setting. Posted: 6/25/12.

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

Invasive Plant Ecology/Demography: A postdoctoral position is available in the ecology and demography of an emergent plant invasion in New York State. The postdoctoral researcher will be working with Drs. Jessica Gurevitch, Catherine Graham (both at Stony Brook University), and Norma Fowler (University of Texas) on an NSF-sponsored project entitled: "Demographic heterogeneity at landscape scales in an emergent invasive species, Centaurea stoebe, in New York State". Responsibilities include carrying out fieldwork in the Adirondacks and on Long Island, NY, data compilation, analysis, and modeling, coordination of student researchers and research assistants, and preparing and submitting papers for publication. Research experience with ecological fieldwork on plants, data management and statistical analysis required. Record of publications, and experience with GIS mapping and modeling are highly desirable. The position will be available for 1 year, with a possible renewal for an additional year, starting approximately January 2012, in the Department of Ecology and Evolution at Stony Brook. Ph.D. must be completed at the time of submission of application. The starting salary will be $42k plus benefits. Members of groups under-represented in Ecology are particularly encouraged to apply. Applications should be received by January 20. Application Procedure: Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and cover letter describing their research experience, interests and career goals, and fill out a job application online at: Postdoctoral Associate (7069) Search -look for Submit Resume link under Resources box at bottom of page (below posting date) Please have two letters of reference sent to: Mrs. Donna DiGiovanni, Postdoctoral Position in Invasive Plant Demography, Department of Ecology and Evolution, Life Sciences Building, Room 650, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794-5245. Please contact Jessica Gurevitch (Jessica.gurevitch@stonybrook.edu) or Catherine Graham (cgraham@life.bio.sunysb.edu) if you have questions about the position. Posted: 1/6/12.

Invasion Ecology: Three Post-Doctoral Fellowship Opportunities in Biological Invasions. The Bio-Protection Research Centre is one of New Zealand’s Centres of Research Excellence. Our world-leading research focuses on finding new, non-pesticide and sustainable solutions that protect New Zealand's plant-based, productive ecosystems from the threat of pests, diseases and weeds. Hosted at Lincoln University, the Centre employs New Zealand’s leading plant protection scientists. The aim of the Centre is to pursue multidisciplinary research and development to meet the biosecurity and pest management needs of New Zealand’s plant based primary industries and natural ecosystems. Three Post Doctoral fellowships are now available in the Centre working with Profs. Phil Hulme and Richard Duncan. The Post Doctoral fellows will join an active research group focussed on the ecology of plant invasions, which has strong international linkages and a focus on high quality scientific publications. The Post Doctoral fellow will undertake independent research as well as contributing to wider research through interactions with staff and postgraduate students in the plant invasions group. Funding commences 1 February 2012. 1. Post Doctoral Fellowship (2 years extendable to 3) working on the project entitled ‘Cereal Killers: Integrating global data to predict the future risks of arable weeds’ under the supervision of Prof. Phil Hulme (Philip.Hulme@lincoln.ac.nz) at Lincoln University, Canterbury, NZ (Vacancy Number 11-73). 2. Post Doctoral Fellowship (2 years extendable to 3) working on the project entitled ‘Rates of pathogen accumulation in introduced host plants’ under the supervision of Prof. Richard Duncan (Richard.Duncan@lincoln.ac.nz) at Lincoln University, Canterbury, NZ (Vacancy Number 11-74). 3. Post Doctoral Fellowship (1 year only) working on the project entitled ‘Climate change and species responses at multiple scales’ under the supervision of Profs. Phil Hulme (Philip.Hulme@lincoln.ac.nz) and Richard Duncan (Richard.Duncan@lincoln.ac.nz) at Lincoln University, Canterbury, NZ (Vacancy Number 11-75). For more information, please visit Lincoln University academic vacancies or contact the Human Resources Section quoting the vacancy number on phone +64 3 325 3687, fax +64 3 325 3870, email: jobs@lincoln.ac.nz. Applications must be received by 11.00pm (NZ time) on Sunday, 20 November 2011. Posted: 11/3/11.

Invasive Species, Climate Change, and Global Trade: A postdoctoral research position in conservation biology is available to develop and test trait-based models of species invasiveness, forecast potential range changes under climate change, and to combine these approaches with data on global transportation networks to forecast future invasions. These research opportunities exist on multiple externally funded projects as well as within the University of Notre Dame Environmental Change Initiative. Applicant screening is rolling, but with a desired start in spring 2012. Applicants should email (in one pdf document) a letter describing prior research experience and current interests, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three references to Dr. David Lodge (dlodge@nd.edu), with a cc to Joanna McNulty (McNulty.9@nd.edu). Posted: 8/1/11, revised: 2/2/12.

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

Plant-Pathogen Interactions: Two-Year Postdoctoral Position, University of Pittsburgh. The Traw Lab seeks a Postdoctoral Fellow in Plant Biology to join our ongoing effort to use genome-wide association mapping to identify novel resistance genes in Arabidopsis, beginning this fall, 2011. Our laboratory is pursuing candidate genes that contribute to plant defense against pathogenic bacteria and herbivores, using molecular and bioinformatic approaches. We have excellent plant growth facilities, a well-equipped laboratory for molecular biology, and a strong local community of plant and microbial biologists. Applicants for this position must have a Ph.D. in plant biology or a related field. Preference for this position will be given to individuals with a strong understanding of plant - pathogen interactions and demonstrated success in preparation of scientific research papers in plant biology, microbial ecology or related fields. In addition, the applicant should be highly self-motivated and passionate about plant biology. This position provides a competitive salary and benefits package dependent on the candidate's background and experience. The initial appointment will be for one year and is renewable for an additional year and a half, contingent on performance. Start date is ASAP. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a letter of recommendation from your current advisor. Inquiries, applications and letters should be sent to Dr. Brian Traw (mbtraw@pitt.edu). Posted: 8/9/11.

Evolution/Ecology of Infectious Disease in Alpine Plants: The Department of Biology at the University of Virginia invites applications for a postdoctoral Research Associate position in evolution and ecology of infectious disease. The position will be in the research groups of Janis Antonovics and Martin Wu at the University of Virginia, in collaboration with Michael Hood at Amherst College, as part of the project "Disease at the Margins of Species Ranges: Anther Smut on Alpine Species" funded by an NSF/NIH grant through the Ecology of Infectious Disease Panel. We seek applicants with research interests in the ecology and evolution of infectious disease, population genetics, and genomics, and with an enthusiasm for both lab and field research. A Ph.D. is required with 0-2 years of postdoctoral experience. International travel is involved and the ability to hike substantial distances and elevations is required. Knowledge of Italian or a willingness to learn is desirable. The successful applicant will plan, conduct, and publish research, contribute to the professional development of undergraduate and graduate students, and assist with data dissemination and lab management. This is a two-year appointment; however, appointment may be renewed for an additional year, contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance. To apply, please submit a candidate profile on-line through Jobs@UVA and electronically attach: curriculum vitae, a cover letter, and contact information for three (3) references; search on posting number 0608904. Review of applications will begin December 15, 2011; however, the position will remain open until filled. Questions regarding this position should be directed to: Dr. Janis Antonovics (434-243-5076, ja8n@virginia.edu). Questions regarding the Candidate Profile process or Jobs@UVA should be directed to: Mary Liberman (434-982-5613, mj5ac@virginia.edu). Posted: 12/2/11.

Zoonotic Disease Ecology/Remote Sensing: University of Aberdeen UK / Institut Pasteur de Madagascar. We are seeking a postdoctoral research fellow with experience in the analysis of satellite and aerial images to join a Wellcome Trust funded project that will examine environmental and socio-economic drivers of risk from rodent-borne zoonoses in Madagascar. Rodents are reservoirs of many zoonoses and their commensal nature and widespread distribution facilitates disease transfer between wild animals, livestock and humans. The project will compare rodent-borne zoonoses with contrasting transmission routes, examining factors associated with exposure risk in both rodents and humans. The diseases to be studied include plague, hantavirus, leptospirosis and murine typhus. The project will analyse archived data and collect new data on rodent and human infections. The postdoc will use remote sensing data to characterise climate and land-use and investigate how different factors influence infection prevalence. The position requires expertise in the treatment and analysis of satellite and aerial images, and experience of spatial and advanced statistical analysis of ecological or epidemiological data (with R or other software). The project is a collaboration with the Insitut Pasteur de Madagascar and the successful applicant will be expected to spend significant amounts of time in Madagascar, including some time with field teams. Experience of working in inter-disciplinary teams and the ability to communicate in French are strongly desirable. As this post is funded by the Wellcome Trust it will be offered for a period of 3 years. Salary £30k per annum. Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Sandra Telfer (s.telfer@abdn.ac.uk). To apply online visit www.abdn.ac.uk/jobs, click on "External applicants" and search for the job reference number YBS526R under School of Biological Sciences. The closing date for the receipt of applications is 27 March. Interviews will take place in early April. Posted: 3/5/12.

Immunity, Epidemiology, and Evolution of Pertussis: Departments of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology and Mathematics and Center for the Study of Complex Systems, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA. Applications are invited for two postdoctoral research fellowships in the immunity, epidemiology and evolution of pertussis (whooping cough). These posts are part of a long-term NIH-funded project supervised by Pej Rohani and Aaron King. Successful applicants will develop mathematical and computational transmission models and confront them with longitudinal incidence data using cutting-edge statistical inference techniques. The ideal candidate has a PhD in statistics, applied mathematics, applied physics, other highly quantitative field and previous experience in the analysis of epidemiological or ecological systems. Initial appointments will be for one year, with possible renewal depending on progress. The salary will be in the range of $37-42k per year (depending on experience), plus fringe benefits. Starting date is negotiable. For further information, contact Pej Rohani (e-mail: rohani@umich.edu) or Aaron King (kingaa@umich.edu). Applicants should send a cover letter, a detailed CV, a brief statement of research interests, and the names of three references. The cover letter should discuss possible starting dates. Review of applications will start on June 18 and will continue until the posts have been filled. Posted: 6/11/12.

Mathematical Modeling of Dengue Virus Epidemiology: North Carolina State University The Postdoc will work on an NIH-funded project that will build, test and refine stochastic, spatially explicit, simulation models that link insect population dynamics and genetics with human disease epidemiology. We aim to develop a city-scale model for the transmission of dengue virus, utilizing rich entomological, epidemiological and human movement data sets from a research collaboration focused in Iquitos, Peru. A major goal of the work is to predict the impacts of various interventions (such as conventional mosquito control, vaccines, and novel transgenic mosquito management methods) on dengue. The culmination of the project will be the execution of a large-scale mosquito control study and a comparison between observed and model-predicted dynamics. Our major new modeling efforts will be to develop the epidemiological component of our model and to use parallel computing to increase the spatial scale of our mosquito population dynamics/genetics models. We are also interested in building simple spatial and non-spatial, deterministic models as heuristic tools for better understanding basic principles, but we are not looking for applicants who are only interested in working with simple, generic models. An important part of our project involves field experiments to acquire data that will inform the structure and parameterization of the models, and a large-scale mosquito control study to provide data against which model predictions will be tested. We anticipate that this position will involve analysis of these and other data, so statistical experience, particularly involving parameter estimation and/or uncertainty quantification, would be beneficial. The person in this position will have the opportunity to travel to Peru and assist in design of field experiments. Some hands on field-work is also possible. The funding for this postdoctoral position is through an NIH research grant. However, our group also has an NSF-IGERT graduate training grant titled “Genetic Engineering and Society: The case of transgenic pests”. Six students in the first IGERT cohort will focus on mosquitoes and dengue. The person in this postdoctoral position will have the opportunity to work with the students and faculty involved in the IGERT program. Qualifications: Training in ecological or epidemiological modeling and experience with development of computer simulation models. Experience in C++ would be highly desirable, as would strong statistical skills. To apply: email a cover letter and CV to Fred_Gould@ncsu.edu and Alun_Lloyd@ncsu.edu. Posted: 3/29/12.

Vector Biology: The Center for Vectorborne Diseases at the University of California at Davis has one opening for a Postdoctoral Fellow interested in research on the biology of human/animal disease vectors. Applicants must have received a PhD, DVM, MD, or a comparable degree from an accredited domestic or foreign institution. Fellows will be funded by an NIH T32 Institutional Training Grant, which requires recipients to be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. This full-time position is available for up to a three year term with the current NIH stipend amount based on the awardees' experience. Fields of research available for training (and Faculty Trainers) include the following aspects of disease vector biology: molecular genetics, genomics and biochemistry (Cornel, Hammock, Lanzaro, Luckhart); host-pathogen interactions (Barthold, Baumgarth, Borjesson, Luckhart, Reisen, Tsolis); behavior and ecology (Foley, Reisen, Scott); population genetics, epidemiology and control (Cornel, DeRiemer, Lanzaro, Reisen, Scott). Submit completed application by 15 March 2012 to both Dr. Gregory C. Lanzaro, Program Director, and to Dr. Shirley Luckhart, Associate Director (addresses below). Submission of applications by e-mail preferred, addresses are provided below. Applications consist of: (1)completed application (2) a copy of a current curriculum vitae (3) a one-page statement of research training interests (4) identification of possible mentors from the list above, and (5) three reference letters. Posted: 3/7/12.

Disease Modeling: The Webb Lab at Colorado State University was recently funded to develop data-driven models of disease spread in the US cattle population, most likely using a contact network approach. The goal of the project is to both predict spread during disease outbreaks for the US and to test containment and mitigation strategies. While these types of models have been successful for understanding and managing disease outbreaks in other countries, they have not previously been developed for the US due to data limitations. We are developing a new database that should allow us to overcome these previous limitations. Qualified individuals interested in working on this project should contact Colleen Webb (ctwebb@lamar.colostate.edu) for more information. Posted: 11/30/11.

Disease Ecology: The Agriculture, Nutrition, and Veterinary Science Department at the University of Nevada, Reno is seeking a dynamic and independent researcher to work on several funded projects in disease ecology in the laboratory of Mike B Teglas. The successful candidate should be able to conduct both field ecological research as well as be an expert in the use and development of qPCR diagnostics and genetic sequencing. The successful candidate will be responsible to analyze the infection status of wild rodents and genetically characterize the genotype of tick-borne relapsing fever (Borrelia hermsii) spirochetes that infect them as well as the genotype of the host. In addition, the successful candidate will also be required to develop other assays of tick-borne diseases as necessary. The candidate should also be significantly experienced in the use of statistical analysis. The project is funded by a grant from the NIH and the National Academy of Sciences to the principal investigators MB Teglas and NC Nieto (Northern Arizona University). Qualification: A doctoral degree inanimal ecology, genetics, or a related program is required. Preference will be given to a candidate with both animal ecology and genetic diagnostic experience. To Apply: Send CV and letter of research interests to MB Teglas (mteglas@cabnr.unr.edu) or NC Nieto (nnieto@cabnr.unr.edu) for consideration. Letters of recommendation will be requested following the initial assessment. We are looking to hire starting August 1, 2012. Posted: 6/28/12.

Disease Ecology: A full-time Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available in the Institute of Evolutionary Biology, University of Edinburgh, UK. A post-doctoral position is available starting on May 1, 2012 to work on dynamics of within- and between-species parasite transmission in a natural small mammal community in the UK. This will be part of a NERC funded grant led by Andy Fenton (University of Liverpool), Amy Pedersen (University of Edinburgh) and Owen Petchey (University of Zurich) to quantify host species contributions to parasite transmission and persistence across a diverse, natural multi-host-multi-parasite community. This work will involve a combination of fieldwork (small mammal trapping), large-scale ecological manipulation experiments, laboratory assays, and theoretical modelling. The post holder will help manage the field-trapping programme, conduct laboratory assays for parasite identification, carry out data management and statistical analysis and help develop the community epidemiology models. Experience in laboratory molecular work and statistical analyses are essential, and experience in small mammal trapping, disease ecology and mathematical modelling are desirable. The post holder will have the unique opportunity to link experimental field based approaches with a theoretical ecology framework to better understand how host community composition influences parasite persistence and the success of targeted disease control programmes. The post will be for up to 36 months and will be based within the lab of Amy Pedersen at the Institute of Evolutionary Biology & Centre of Immunity, Infection, and Evolution at the University of Edinburgh, and will be fully integrated within the wider research team from the Universities of Liverpool and Zurich. The salary range is £30-35k; dependent on experience. Applications will be accepted until February 23, 2012. See the full job ad (Ref. #: 3015298) to apply. For specific information about the project, please email Amy Pedersen (amy.pedersen@ed.ac.uk) and/or Andy Fenton (a.fenton@liverpool.ac.uk). Posted: 1/27/12.

Disease Ecology: Applications are being accepted for a postdoctoral position at Montana State University with a target start date of September 2012. The position will initially be for one year, with a second year contingent upon performance. The successful applicant will take a leading role in an NSF-funded project led by Scott Creel and Paul Cross on the dynamics of brucellosis in elk populations of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Our work focuses on understanding the ecological factors (e.g. land-use, predation, group size) that drive recent increases in brucellosis in elk as well as the potential risk to cattle operations. The postdoctoral scientist will work collaboratively with researchers at Montana State University, University of Montana, Wyoming Game and Fish, and U.S. Geological Survey. Applicants with a strong background in quantitative ecology, statistical and epidemiological models are encouraged to apply. To apply, please submit a CV, cover letter, and contact information for 3 references via email to Paul Cross at pcross@usgs.gov. Review of applications will begin January 15, 2012; however, the position will remain open until filled. Questions regarding this position should be directed to: Dr. Paul Cross 406-994-6908. Posted: 12/8/11.

Microbial Ecology: An NSF funded postdoctoral position is available in the lab of Dr. Reid Harris in the Department of Biology Sciences at James Madison University. This is a large, collaborative project involving multiple labs (Virginia Tech and Villanova Universities) that will elucidate the community structure and function relationships of symbiotic skin microbes on amphibian hosts along a gradient of chytrid fungus exposure in Panama. The incumbent will be responsible for completing the molecular and microbial aspects of the project, and for generating and carrying out additional collaborative studies that augment the goals of the grant. The incumbent will be expected to submit manuscripts based on the research to peer-reviewed journals and to present the results at national and international scientific meetings. The incumbent will also be responsible for mentoring current graduate and undergraduate students. This position will involve periods of work in Panama. Candidates with a strong lab background must be willing to spend time in the field working with amphibians. Work Locations will be JMU campus, Harrisonburg, VA and Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama. Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. degree in microbial ecology, biology, ecology, microbiology or a related field, with demonstrated experience in molecular microbial ecology, demonstrated motivation and strong work habits, the ability to work independently as well as with a research group, and demonstrated ability to produce publications based on individual research. Preferred qualifications include extensive experience with PCR, next-gen sequencing technologies and bioinformatics, fluency in Spanish, and experience successfully mentoring undergraduate students in research. Interested candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, statement of interest, and names of three references via http://joblink.jmu.edu, posting number 0404659. Review of applications will begin July 1, 2012, with an anticipated start date in September, 2012. Maximum starting salary is $40k. More info: Reid Harris (harrisrn@jmu.edu). Posted: 6/5/12.

Disease Ecology: An NSF funded postdoctoral position is available in the lab of Dr. Lisa Belden in the Department of Biological Sciences at Virginia Tech. This is a large, collaborative project involving multiple labs that will elucidate the community structure and function relationships of symbiotic skin microbes on amphibian hosts along a gradient of chytrid fungus exposure in Panama. The incumbent will be responsible for overseeing the completion of the proposed objectives in Panama, and for generating and carrying out additional collaborative studies that augment the goals of the grant. The incumbent will be expected to submit manuscripts based on the research to peer-reviewed journals and to present the results at national and international scientific meetings. The incumbent will also be responsible for mentoring current graduate and undergraduate students. Candidates with a strong field background must be willing to learn laboratory techniques. Candidates with a strong lab background must be willing to spend time in the field working with amphibians. Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. degree in biology, ecology, microbiology or a related field, with demonstrated experience in tropical field biology or molecular microbial ecology, demonstrated motivation and strong work habits, the ability to work independently as well as with a research group, and demonstrated ability to produce publications based on individual research. Prior field-work with amphibians, fluency in Spanish, knowledge of disease ecology, experience with next-gen sequencing technologies and bioinformatics, and experience successfully mentoring undergraduate students in research are desired. Interested candidates should submit a curriculum vitae and statement of interest upon applying online at www.jobs.vt.edu (posting # 0111209). Three letters of recommendation should be sent via email directly to Dr. Lisa Belden (belden@vt.edu). If have any questions regarding this position, please contact the search chair, Dr. Lisa Belden at belden@vt.edu, 540-231-2505. Review of applications will begin December 19. Posted: 11/21/11.

Disease Ecology: We invite applications for a postdoctoral position in disease ecology at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook, New York. The postdoc will work in a research team led by Dr. Richard S. Ostfeld from the Cary Institute and Dr. Felicia Keesing from Bard College. The primary research focus is the community ecology of tick-borne diseases, including Lyme disease, anaplasmosis, and babesiosis. We seek a broadly trained ecologist (PhD required) with expertise in quantitative approaches, including modeling and statistics. Desired start date is autumn or winter, 2011/12. Initial appointment is for 12 months with a second year contingent on reasonable progress. Please send by email a cover letter describing research interests, a CV, 2-3 reprints, and the names and contact information for three references to: Human Resources, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Job Ref #11018, PO Box AB, Millbrook, NY 12545; jobs@caryinstitute.org. Review of applications will begin on Sept. 1 and continue until the position is filled. Posted: 8/3/11.

Emerging Disease Ecology: EcoHealth Alliance is expanding its research programs in emerging disease ecology and seeks outstanding candidates for three positions. The positions will play core roles in the Hotspots of Emerging Infectious Disease project and a USAID-funded Emerging Pandemic Threats project. Two Research Positions: Macroecologist/GIS Researcher with a disease interest and experience managing large, spatial databases. Project includes examining the roles of biodiversity, land-use change, climate change and other socio-economic, demographic, and environmental drivers of disease emergence. PhD in Ecology, Biology, Mathematics, or related field and experience with GIS and database software is required. Prior postdoctoral experience preferred. Public Health/Epidemiologist with an interest in human medicine, to investigate the origins and recent trends in emerging infectious diseases, working to increase the rigor of the underlying datasets on disease emergence and conducting analyses on past, present, and future trends for disease emergence. PhD in Epidemiology or Disease Ecology and proven analytical or modeling experience with infectious disease modeling is required. Analyst/Technician Position GIS Analyst/Technician to work with infectious disease data sets, as well as environmental and socioeconomic data sets, to support model development for the Hotspots of Emerging Infectious Disease project. A graduate degree in quantitative or computational sciences is preferred, however we will consider candidates with undergraduate level degrees in geography, epidemiology, or ecology as well. Full position descriptions are available at www.ecohealthalliance.org/about/careers. All positions are based in New York and require some international travel. Review of applications will begin August 1 and continue until positions are filled. Candidates should submit a CV, 2-page cover letter stating clearly the position of interest and career goals, and email addresses for two references to jobs@ecohealthalliance.org. Please include the position title in the subject of the email. Posted: 7/6/11.

Mosquito Ecology: The Yee lab in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Southern Mississippi is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to join a research program investigating how ecological filters affect container mosquito communities via effects on larval traits and oviposition preferences of medically important species. This work is part of a NIH National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Disease grant that will involve field sampling, field and laboratory experiments, and statistical modeling using native/resident (Aedes triseriatus, Culex quinquefasciatus) and invasive (Aedes albopictus, Culex coronator) species. Opportunities for conducting independent research in this system or on other community members (e.g., other diptera, protozoans, bacteria) also exist. General Qualifications: ~ Ph.D. in ecology, entomology, or related field by start date ~ experience or willingness to work with aquatic insects ~ willingness to supervise undergraduate students ~ ability to work independently and be a research leader ~ good physical condition, ability to work outdoors in a variety of conditions ~ a valid driver’s license is essential. Desired Qualifications: ~ basic to advanced knowledge of statistics ~ experience with community and population ecology of insects ~ publication record. The start date for the position is flexible but likely to begin no later than 1 Jan 2011. The position is for 15 months, but depending on circumstances, additional funding may be available to continue support, including through teaching within the department of Biological Sciences. The Yee lab currently is well supported and has access to state of the art research equipment for laboratory experiments (e.g., environmental chambers, ultramicro balance), nutrient analysis equipment (e.g., C:N analyzer), field sampling equipment, and access to the USM managed 600 acre Lake Thoreau Center and Science Park containing a field enclosure for secure experiments. There also is support for meeting attendance (e.g., ESA, EntSoc, SOVE). Salary: $38,500 plus health benefits (12 months). To apply, submit (via e-mail): Place “Mosquito Ecology post doc position” in the subject line ~ current CV ~ one page cover letter with a review of your research experience and scientific interests and employment goals ~ reprints of recent papers ~ contact information for three academic references ~ International students should also include TOEFL scores (copies are acceptable). Send all material directly to: donald.yee@usm.edu Review of applicants will begin 31 August and continue until the position is filled. Posted: 8/17/11.

Statistician: The Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology is looking for a statistician with a strong interest in (and a basic understanding of) the topics investigated in all five departments of the institute. The successful applicant will join one full-time statistician already employed at the institute. Applicants should have a degree in statistics, biological anthropology, biology, psychology or another related field and be able to help, advise and train scientists in the institute. Topics to be treated regularly are design questions, basic statistical tests, graphical presentation of data and models, but mainly processing and analysis of large and complex data sets (including spatial data and time series), multi-model inference, model formulation and simulations. We usually base statistical inference on frequentist as well as IT methods. Applicants should have the capability to rapidly understand research questions from various fields and to creatively and efficiently deal with empirical data. Proficiency in R and programming (preferably in R) as well as good knowledge of GLMs and GLMMs are essential, as is fluency in English. The position is available from now on and for full time for a 1-year period with a possible extension. The place of work is Leipzig. We offer a salary according to German public service regulations (TVöD-Bund). In a cover letter applicants should describe their scientific and quantitative background, and give a brief statement of their research interests and past experience. Please submit, in a single PDF, the cover letter, a curriculum vitae and contact information for two references via email to nebel@eva.mpg.de. Informal inquiries can be sent to the same address. Deadline for receipt of applications: March 18, 2012. posted: 3/2/12.

Ecological Statistics: A postdoctoral position is available in the Forestry and Environmental Resources Department at North Carolina State University. The successful applicant will join a team of faculty at NCSU and marine researchers to lead the development of statistical models, based on spatial statistics and Bayesian hierarchical spatio-temporal modeling methods to examine the risk of sea birds in the NW Atlantic from proposed wind farms. The successful candidate will be co-advised by Drs. Brian Reich and Beth Gardner at NCSU (Raleigh, NC). This position, which is available August 2012, is funded by federal research grants and requires no teaching. Qualifications: PhD in biostatistics, statistics, quantitative wildlife ecology or related discipline, English fluency, excellent writing, communication, and quantitative skills, demonstrated ability to work independently. Desired experience: spatial/spatio-temporal modeling, Bayesian analysis, managing large spatial data, proficiency with R or other statistical computing. Members of under-represented groups are particularly encouraged to apply. Full project support for 15 months, potential for more support. The annual salary is $60k plus benefits. To apply, please visit https://jobs.ncsu.edu and designate position number 00102653. Applicants must complete an applicant profile and attach a letter of application, curriculum vitae, research statement, and contact information for three to five references. For more information contact Dr. Beth Gardner (bagardne@ncsu.edu). The deadline for full consideration is June 20, 2012, although later applications will be considered as resources permit. Posted: 6/4/12.

[position filled] Ecological Statistics: A postdoctoral fellowship in ecological statistics applied to paleoecological problems is available at the University of Notre Dame. The position is part of the PaleoEcological Observatory Network to Assess Terrestrial Ecosystem Models (PalEON) and Notre Dame's Environmental Change Initiative (ND-ECI). PalEON is interdisciplinary group of paleoecologists, statisticians, and ecosystem modelers working to statistically estimate changes in forest composition in the northeastern U.S. over the past 2000 years and to assimilate these estimates into ecosystem models in order to study how climate variations shape forest dynamics across a range of timescales. The fellow will lead the implementation of statistical models, based on spatial statistics and Bayesian hierarchical spatio-temporal modeling methods, for the initiative. Specific modeling challenges include spatio-temporal modeling of paleoecological data, modeling uncertainty in radiocarbon dating, and spatial modeling of vegetation based on colonial settlement-era historical records. The postdoctoral fellow will be supervised by Dr. Jason McLachlan at Notre Dame and Dr. Chris Paciorek at UC Berkeley, with extensive interaction with other PalEON team members. Requirements: Applicants should have a PhD in statistics, ecology, or a related field, with a strong quantitative background. Competitive applicants will possess a background in Bayesian statistical modeling, especially spatial/spatio-temporal modeling, state space modeling, or data assimilation. This is a two-year position starting in summer 2012 (early fall possible), appointed annually with successful review. We will consider applications on a rolling basis with initial review starting April 23, 2012. To Apply: Please email your CV and a cover letter with the names and contact information of three references to Jill Deines (mueller.51@nd.edu). Inquiries can be directed to Jason McLachlan (jmclachl@nd.edu) or Chris Paciorek (paciorek@stat.berkeley.edu). Posted: 4/5/12.

Ecological Statistics: Research Associate/Assistant, School of Mathematics and Statistics, The University of New South Wales Research Assistant (Ref # 8380) Salary Level 5: A$57,733 - A$65,326 per year (plus 9% employer superannuation and leave loading) For Honours or Masters graduates considering a career in statistics research. One year full-time with possible extension. Research Associate (Ref # 8381) Salary Level A: A$74,129 - A$79,288 per year (plus 17% employer superannuation and leave loading) For researchers with a PhD in statistics or related area Two years full-time with possible extension. A research associate/assistant is required to contribute to the development of modern methods of modelling high dimensional count data, for applications in understanding ecological communities. This will involve research into modern methods of modelling high dimensional data, and the ability to program such methods efficiently and apply them in real and simulated settings. The appointee will be a member of a young and expanding team of researchers working under the supervision of A/Prof David Warton on diverse methodological problems arising in Ecological Statistics (Eco-Stats Research Group). The team forms part of a statistics department with 15 tenured academics, 3 research-only academics and 8 research students, located in Sydney Australia, and based in one of the nation's leading schools for mathematics and statistics research. To succeed in this role, you should have the ability to work independently, good knowledge of one of R, Matlab and C++, and a sound knowledge of generalised linear modelling, linear algebra and multivariate analysis. Applicants should address the selection criteria found within the position description, in their online application. Women and people from equity groups are encouraged to apply, as well as those who hold a Masters degree. To apply, see the links above. For further information, please email David.Warton@unsw.edu.au. Applications close: 30 November 2011. Posted: 11/15/11.

Ecological Complexity: The Department of Bioscience, Aarhus University invites applications for three 2-year postdoc positions at its new Center for Informatics Research on Complexity in Ecology (CIRCE, led by prof. Jens-Christian Svenning). Postdoc projects will be in three areas: 1. Ecological complexity in Arctic population and ecosystem dynamics 2. Ecological complexity in bird communities across continents 3. Ecological complexity in lakes across the globe. Ecosystems are highly complex in structure and function, and global change makes it critical to understand how this complexity affects ecosystem responses to environmental trends and shifts. At the same time informatics-based methodologies (cyberinfrastructure, GIS, statistics etc.) provide unprecedented possibilities for breakthroughs. CIRCE studies the importance of complexity for how ecosystems function and respond to environmental change, focusing on three major complexity factors (species interactions, dispersal, and environmental variability) to assess their general importance, how they interact, and the mechanisms involved. CIRCE employs an informatics approach, analyzing large ecological data sets using advanced statistical modeling. Additional information and application instructions. Questions can be directed to Prof. Jens-Christian Svenning (svenning@biology.au.dk). Deadline: 3 June 2012. Posted: 4/23/12.

Vegetation Science/Ecoinformatics: North Carolina State University’s College Of Agriculture And Life Sciences. Dean’s Postdoctoral Fellowship: Persons interested in this opportunity must hold an earned PhD and meet the qualifications of their project of interest. The post doc will be required to teach one class per year based on his/her background and interests. Additionally, the post doc will work on one project with the Office of Diversity Affairs. Therefore, prior experience working with underrepresented minority populations is highly desirable. Stipend: $40-45k per year PLUS benefits and up to $1500 for professional development. By May 11, 2012, interested persons must contact the project leader of the project in which they are interested. Interested persons of Native American and African American descent are encouraged to contact the project leader. Potential Project Four: Ecoinformatics: The Postdoctoral Fellow would be engaged in research in applied ecoinformatics, exploring the interface of information science and vegetation science. The focus of the project is a large existing database containing information on vegetation and environment collected over the past 25 years by the Carolina Vegetation Survey (CVS). Using modern statistical and informatics tools, the Fellow would take the lead in analyzing specific questions about spatial and compositional variation in the natural plant communities of the Carolinas. Qualifications: We seek an individual with background in both field-oriented and analytical approaches to study of vegetation. Project Leader: Dr. Thomas R. Wentworth, tom_wentworth@ncsu.edu, (919) 515-2168. Posted: 4/23/12.

Ecoinformatics: As part of the development of the Canadian network of traits databases (TOPIC), a post-doctoral position is open to work on the challenge of interdisciplinary data integration. Working at the interface of mathematics and biology, the candidate will develop crucial knowledge on data integration. He/She will coordinate the development of the TOPIC network ecoinformatic platform and manage communication between the different modules of the platform and with other national and international databases. Working in close collaboration with the TOPIC network members as well as with leaders of international research initiatives, the candidate will also be involved in research projects using the trait-based approach. Qualifications * Ph.D. in forest science, biology, environmental science or mathematics * Good knowledge of the trait-based approach * Experience in database development, ontology and/or data standardisation * Basic knowledge and interest in botany * Knowledge of R software and good statistics skills * Good oral and written communication skills in English * Proven ability to publish * Good aptitude for working in a team and with collaborators Salary: $40k CAN/year. Possibility of additional funding by applying for a post-doctoral fellowship within the Forest Complexity Modelling program (FCM), CREATE (NSERC). Duration: 12 months with a possibility of extension. Start date: January 2012. Location: Great Lakes Forestry Centre (Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service) Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. Possibility to be based at Montréal, Sherbrooke or Québec City with frequent stays in Sault Ste-Marie. Flexibility will be given on the location but preference will be given to candidates willing to work full-time in Sault Ste-Marie. Application Process: Please send your resume with a cover letter, list of published papers and the contact information of 3 references by email to Isabelle Aubin (Isabelle.Aubin@nrcan.gc.ca). Posted: 11/29/11.

Mathematical/Statistical Ecology: A position is available in an NSF-funded ecoinformatics project focusing on developing novel statistical and informatics tools for analyzing animal relocation data and supporting the conservation of several wide-ranging species. The successful candidate will design statistical measures quantifying the degree of coordination in the simultaneous movements of several tracked animals, and will develop movement models that link such non-independence in individual movements to population-level dispersion patterns. Focal species include Mongolian gazelles, blacktip sharks, and whooping cranes. The position requires demonstrated experience in analytical approaches and in designing custom statistical methods. A physics or mathematical statistics background is advantageous. There are also opportunities to work on related issues in theoretical ecology with project partners at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (J.M. Calabrese and P. Leimgruber), the University of Maryland (T. Mueller and W.F. Fagan), and the USGS-Patuxent Wildlife Research Center (A. Royle). The position is based at SCBI in Front Royal, VA, and is for one year with the possibility of a second year depending upon performance. Benefits are included and pay will be commensurate with experience. The position is available immediately but can be delayed a bit for the right candidate. To apply for the position, please send a cover letter, CV, and the names and email addresses of three references (preferably electronically) to: Justin Calabrese, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, 1500 Remount Rd., Front Royal, VA 22630. CalabreseJ@si.edu. Posted: 8/25/11.

Mathematical Biology: The National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) provides an opportunity for postdoctoral scholarship at the interface between mathematics and biological science at the University of Tennessee. Highest priority will be given to those with explicit plans to develop their ability to effectively carry on research across these fields. We are particularly interested in requests to support research that integrates diverse fields, requires synthesis at multiple scales, and/or makes use of or requires development of new mathematical/computational approaches. NIMBioS Postdoctoral Fellows are chosen based upon indications that the applicant's research plans are consistent with the mission of NIMBioS, the applicant has the demonstrated ability to carry out the proposed research, and the opportunities provided through NIMBioS will enhance the capacity for the research to be completed in an efficient and timely manner. Support: annual stipend of $51k, full University of Tennessee employee fringe benefits, and an annual travel allowance of $2k. Requests for Support: Submit a brief project description, references, and CV following the guidelines available at http://www.nimbios.org/postdocs/. NIMBioS postdoctoral requests for support are reviewed three times per year, and the selected researchers are offered positions at NIMBioS where they conduct research that is mostly self-directed. The deadline for activities beginning in winter/spring 2013 is September 1, 2012. All letters of recommendation must be submitted before the request deadline. Posted: 8/17/10, revised: 11/11/10, 1/12/11, 6/23/11, 11/9/11, 1/13/12, 6/20/12.

Plant Invasions: The Lab of Biological Invasions in Concepción, Chile has an open post-doc position for 14 months starting in November or December 2011. The aim is to analyze existing plant invasion datasets from a landscape ecology and biogeographic perspective. More on the lab at www.lib.udec.cl. Interested people can contact Aníbal Pauchard at pauchard@udec.cl for more details. Posted: 10/12/11.

Modelling Biological Invasions: University of Exeter. The Colleges wish to recruit an Associate Research Fellow to support the work of Stuart Townley (Professor of Applied Mathematics, Environment & Sustainability Institute) and David Hodgson (Senior Lecturer, Centre for Ecology & Conservation) in collaboration with Hartmut Logemann (Professor of Mathematics, University of Bath) on the EPSRC funded project: Biological invasion processes - Control systems methodologies for modelling and analysis. The post will be based at the University of Exeter’s Cornwall Campus and is available from October 2011. The successful applicant will work at the interface between Systems & Control, Applied Mathematics and Ecology and will contribute to an integrated modelling and analysis approach for population dynamics. He/she will analyse, predict and quantify envelopes of future population dynamics by developing mathematical and systems & control concepts, results and techniques. He/she will join an inter-disciplinary team dedicated to developing novel mathematical tools that improve the predictive capabilities of ecological models. Results will have critical implications for the conservation and sustainable exploitation of biological resources, globally. The post duties will include: quantify and qualify model structure in a database of population projection matrix models; explore the role of uncertainty and non-normality in projection models; develop input-to-state stability concepts for population dynamics in disturbed environments; develop integral projection models for coupled invasion dynamics; analyse biological invasion dynamics from a robustness viewpoint. This project represents a paradigm shift in how mathematicians and ecologists view real-world population dynamics. The successful applicant will be able to present information on research progress and outcomes, communicate complex information, orally, in writing and electronically and help prepare proposals and applications to external bodies. The research team emphasises the dissemination of findings in the best scientific journals and at international conferences. Applicants will possess a relevant PhD and be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge in the discipline and be able to work independently and with team members by drawing on expertise in control theory and/or population dynamics and/or dynamical systems and computation. The starting salary will be from £24-26k per annum on Grade E, depending on qualifications and experience. For further information please contact Professor Stuart Townley, e-mail s.b.townley@ex.ac.uk or telephone (01326) 317200. To apply, please send your CV and covering letter, with contact details of three referees, to Professor Stuart Townley. Reference Number N3293. The closing date for completed applications is September 16th and interviews will take place in the middle of October. Posted: 8/24/11.

Urban Plant Diversity: A postdoctoral associate position is available in the lab of Dr. Jeannine Cavender-Bares at the University of Minnesota to investigate urban plant diversity. This is a large, collaborative project examining the extent to which similar management practices among homeowners in cities leads to homogenization in plant functional and phylogenetic diversity. It is part of a larger project examining ecosystem carbon and nitrogen dynamics in urban regions across six metropolitan regions funded by the NSF Macrosystems Biology Program. The position will involve collaboration among multiple labs (both within the University of Minnesota and the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, USDA Forest Service, Florida International University, University of Vermont, Clark University, UC Irvine, Indiana University, Marine Biological Lab, and Arizone State). The postdoctoral associate will be responsible for analyzing functional trait information and conducting analyses of functional and phylogenetic diversity of yard communities across six metropolitan regions in the US. The post doctoral associate will be expected to submit manuscripts based on the research to peer-reviewed journals and to present the results at national and international scientific meetings. Candidates will require a strong analytical background and an ability to manage large data sets. Work will conducted be at the University of Minnesota campus in Saint Paul. Qualifications: Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. degree in biology, ecology, systematics, bioinformatics or a related field, with demonstrated experience in data analysis, functional traits, demonstrated motivation and strong work habits, the ability to work independently as well as with a research group, and demonstrated ability to produce publications based on individual research. Preferred qualifications include extensive experience with assembling large phylogenies for ecological questions, phylogenetic analysis, experience measuring or analyzing functional traits, and experience successfully mentoring undergraduate students in research. Interested candidates should contact Jeannine Cavender-Bares, cavender@umn.edu, and may apply online at employment.umn.edu and search for requisition #178666. Please submit a curriculum vitae, statement of interest, and names of three references. Review of applications will begin July 15, 2012, with an anticipated start date in September or October, 2012 based on mutual convenience. The position is for two years. Posted: 6/25/12.

Urban Ecology: Post-doctoral fellowships in urban ecology will be available at the University of Utah beginning in summer 2012. Topics include interactions between human-dominated landscapes and climate, urban ecohydrology, urban metabolism and material/energy budgets, and environmental costs and benefits of greenspace in semi-arid environments. Studies will involve measurements and/or data synthesis of plant and ecosystem function, land-atmosphere interactions, and ecohydrology in and surrounding western U.S. cities, particularly Salt Lake City and Los Angeles. Candidates will work with local stakeholders to develop responsive data products and decision support tools related to urban ecosystem services and costs. A Ph.D. in ecology, micrometeorology, landscape architecture, or a related discipline is required. The successful candidate will have strong quantitative and writing skills and experience in physiological plant ecology, urban microclimate, or environmental aspects of urban landscapes. Applicants should send a letter of interest, c.v., and names of three references to Diane Pataki at dpataki@uci.edu. Review of applications will begin on April 1, 2012 and continue until all positions are filled. Posted: 1/31/12.

Urban Aquatic Ecosystems and Landscapes: The Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences at Duke University seeks a post-doctoral scholar to study the influence of urbanization on the geography, ecology, and hydrology of residential lawns and water bodies. The successful candidate for this NSF-funded position will contribute to a newly-initiated collaborative project investigating socio-ecological change in residential landscapes of six major US cities (Boston, Baltimore, Miami, Minneapolis, Phoenix, and Los Angeles). Specific responsibilities will include (1) a cross-site comparative analysis of differences in the distribution and abundance of surface water bodies among reference, suburban, and urban landscapes, (2) assessment of biogeochemical changes in aquatic systems resulting from urbanization, and (3) oversight of and participation in field sampling of residential soils and vegetation in the city of Miami. Historical data at several study sites provide additional opportunities to understand hydrographic changes associated with land-cover and land-use change. This position will include opportunities to collaborate with project personnel at participating institutions, and to join the growing research group in Ecohydrology and River Science at Duke University. Applicants should have a PhD in ecology, hydrology, geography, or a related discipline, and should be proficient with GIS. Preferred qualifications include experience with soil and vegetation sampling, fieldwork in urban environments, and laboratory chemical analyses , and proficiency in Spanish. Initial appointment is for 1 year, with renewal for up to 18 months pending satisfactory performance. Desired start date is Feb 15, 2011, with some flexibility. Inquiries and applications should be directed to Dr. Jim Heffernan (jheffer@fiu.edu; beginning at Duke in January 2012). Applications should include a letter of interest, CV, and contact information for 3 references. Review of applications will begin Nov 1st and will continue until the position is filled. Posted: 10/11/11.

Urban Ecosystems: A Research Specialist position at the postdoctoral level is available in the Earth Research Institute and Department of Geography at the University of California, Santa Barbara, to study the patterns and processes of human activities and associated movement of elements in urban ecosystems. The successful candidate will participate on a multi-investigator interdisciplinary project (Twin Cities Household Ecosystem Project) examining the relationship of household decisions to fluxes of carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus. The work will focus on developing statistical relationships between fluxes and biophysical site factors that are part of a large database collected for the Twin Cities metropolitan region, Minnesota. The position is full time and offers a competitive salary and benefits commensurate with experience. The initial appointment is for one year on the multiyear project; continuation beyond one year will be based on performance and availability of funding. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in geography, earth system science, environmental sciences, engineering, or a related field with demonstrated experience in statistical analysis and interpretation of observational data, ability to handle large datasets, proficiency with GIS skills, and a record of communicating research results. The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service. Applications will be reviewed starting on December 15, 2011. The position will remain open until filled. Questions about this position may be directed to Professor Jennifer King (jyking@geog.ucsb.edu). To apply please send a cover letter describing your research interests and experience, curriculum vitae, and names of three references to recruit@eri.ucsb.edu, please include code Urban Ecosystems. The Department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service. Posted: 11/22/11.

Urban Ecology: Postdoctoral Research Position - Environment and Sustainability Institute. Application closing date 19/08/2011, Salary in the range £26-29k per annum plus benefits. Fixed Term contract for 36 months. An opportunity has arisen for a Post-Doctoral Research Assistant to join the laboratory of Professor Kevin Gaston who has recently taken up appointment as inaugural Director of the Environment & Sustainability Institute at the University of Exeter Cornwall Campus (near Falmouth). This PDRA position funded by a consortium grant from the EPSRC is available 1st September 2011. The SECURE project addresses the grand challenge of integrating greater resource conservation and more efficient resource utilisation across scales to meet future urban demands, using NE England as a case study. The successful applicant will develop methods to quantify and map urban ecosystem service provision from city-to-regional scales, and investigate the potential to increase the future contributions of these services to sustainability. Applicants will possess a PhD in Ecology, Environmental Science or a closely related discipline, and should have advanced skills in GIS/data handling, spatial analysis, and/or mathematical modelling. They should be confident, independent scientists with knowledge of the discipline and contemporary research methods in environmental science. Applicants must be able to design and perform analyses, prepare results for publication and assist in training of graduate students, and be prepared to travel and spend short periods with consortium partners in England. View the Job Description for details. For further information please contact Professor Kevin Gaston by e-mail c/o A.Griffin@exeter.ac.uk. Please send your CV, covering letter and the details of three referees to Anne-Marie Griffin, (e-mail A.Griffin@exeter.ac.uk) or Academic Support Unit, Peter Lanyon Building, Treliever Road, University of Exeter, Cornwall Campus, Penryn, TR10 9EZ quoting the job reference P42164. Posted: 8/8/11.

Urban Stream Management: One National Research Council (NRC) postdoctoral position (RO# 22.03.05.B7455) is available for a study of urban stream best management practices (BMPs), Green Infrastructure (GI), restoration, and low-impact development (LID). Support will be provided through NRC with funds from the US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) for 1 year with option for renewing based on progress and available funding. The postdoctoral scientist will work with Principal Investigator Dr. Paul Mayer at the US EPA, Office of Research and Development, Ground Water and Ecosystems Restoration Lab in Ada, Oklahoma, USA. This is a collaborative research effort that includes opportunities for interaction with Dr. Sujay Kaushal (Univ Maryland-College Park), Dr. Peter Groffman (Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies), and Tom Schueler (Chesapeake Bay Stormwater Network). Research will primarily involve synthesis, analysis, and publication of existing data on restoration, GI, BMP’s, and LID for nitrogen in urban streams and watersheds with potential for new measurements based on research interests of the postdoctoral scientist. Interested candidates should contact Paul Mayer (mayer.paul@epa.gov) for more information. Applications must be submitted via the NRC web site. Application deadline is 1 Nov 2011. See the NRC post-doc opportunity. Interested candidates who intend to attend the 2011 Ecological Society of America meeting should also email Paul Mayer to set up an appointment to discuss the position at the conference in Austin TX or stop by the EPA booth (#119) on Thurs afternoon (Aug 11) to visit. Posted: 8/8/11.

Desert Impacts of Solar Energy Development: A Research Specialist position at the postdoctoral level is available in the Earth Research Institute and the Biogeography Lab at the University of California, Santa Barbara. The successful candidate will participate in a multi-investigator interdisciplinary project to create a planning and decision support framework for assessing cumulative ecological impacts of new solar energy projects throughout the California Deserts. The position is full time and offers a competitive salary and benefits commensurate with experience. The initial appointment is for 12 months. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in ecology, geography, earth system science, or environmental sciences, with demonstrated experience in desert ecology, spatial ecological modeling, and proficiency with GIS skills. The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service. The position will remain open until filled. Please send a cover letter describing your research interests and experience, curriculum vitae, and names of three references to: recruit@eri.ucsb.edu with a subject line of "Biogeog". Posted: 8/24/11.

Geography Lecturer: The University of New Hampshire Department of Geography and the Center for International Education seek a broadly-trained geographer with a strong international perspective for appointment as lecturer to begin in August 2012. This is a teaching position, with no research or service expectations. It is not a tenure-track position, but includes full benefits. The position includes a one-year contract with the possibility for renewal based on performance and funding. Teaching load is six courses per academic year - four for geography and two for international affairs. Candidates should be qualified to teach lower-level courses in human, physical, and regional geography, as well as the geography module of a team-taught introductory course in international affairs. Preference will be given to candidates who possess a regional specialty other than North America, Middle East, or Sub-Saharan Africa. Minimal qualifications: master's degree; Ph.D. or ABD preferred. Teaching experience required. Salary is $36k/year for individuals with a Ph.D., $34k for individuals who are ABD, and $32k for individuals with a master's. The Department of Geography is a small, undergraduate-only department with five tenure-track faculty and 48 majors. The Center for International Educational coordinates study abroad programs and oversees an International Affairs dual major. To apply, e-mail in pdf format a letter of application, vita, evidence of teaching quality, and names and contact information (including e-mail) for three references by June 1, 2012 to Blake Gumprecht, Chair, Department of Geography, blake.gumprecht@unh.edu. Posted: 4/26/12.

Physical Geography: The Environmental Studies program at Carleton College aims to recruit a two-year post-doctoral fellow in physical geography or a similar interdisciplinary field in environmental science, whose research addresses one or more aspects of global environmental change, water resources, and/or biogeography. The position will begin in September 2012. The successful candidate should be trained in and take an interdisciplinary approach to human-environment relations. We are particularly interested in candidates who focus on energy, climate, ecosystems, sustainability, and/or food. The candidate must have a Ph.D. (received less than five years ago). Appointment involves half-time teaching and half-time for research and writing (2-3 courses per year each year). The successful candidate must demonstrate a commitment to teaching in an undergraduate Environmental Studies program. Carleton is a highly selective liberal arts college, located in Northfield, MN, about a 45-minute drive from Minneapolis/Saint Paul. To apply, please visit jobs.carleton.edu to complete the online application, including a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a sample of representative work. In addition, please send three letters of reference to: Kimberly Smith, Chair, Environmental Studies Program Search Committee, Carleton College, One North College St, Northfield, MN, 55057. The search committee will begin reviewing applications after March 16, 2012. Posted: 1/12/12.

Geographic Information Science Lecturer: The Department of Geography in the School of Earth, Society and Environment at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is looking for a Lecturer to fill a key teaching position in our Geographic Information Science curriculum. We seek a dynamic, highly motivated individual who will contribute substantively to the growth and development of our GIS programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Primary responsibilities will include teaching classroom-based and online courses in GIS at introductory and advanced levels and developing and teaching new online courses for an undergraduate GIS certificate program. The opportunity to teach non-GIS courses also exists based on the Lecturer's expertise. Experience with curriculum development and current GIS technologies will be an asset. This position requires a PhD degree in Geography or a closely related field: Applicants with a demonstrated track record of high quality college- or university-level teaching experience, including online instruction, are favored. Excellent communication skills and a strong desire to create new and innovative course materials will enhance an application. This position is a 9-month full-time academic appointment (non-tenure track). The desired start date is January 1, 2012, but the timing is negotiable. The appointment will initially be for three years, reviewable each year, and renewable thereafter contingent on funding and strong performance reviews. To apply, create your candidate profile through http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload your application materials: a letter of application, including a concise statement of curriculum development and teaching experience; CV (including phone number); contact information for three professional references; and teaching evaluations, if available. Referees will be contacted electronically upon submission of the application. In order to ensure full consideration, applications must be received by October 15, 2011. The department highly recommends that complete applications be submitted early to ensure that letter of recommendation writers have enough time to submit their letters by the letter of reference deadline of October 22, 2011. Only electronic applications will be accepted. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date. Please contact Susan Etter, etter1@illinois.edu or 217-333-1880 if you have questions. Posted: 9/19/11.

Darwin Fellow: The Graduate Program in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at University of Massachusetts Amherst announces a two-year postdoctoral FELLOWSHIP/lectureship. OEB draws together more than 80 faculty from the Five Colleges (University of Massachusetts Amherst and Smith, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke and Amherst Colleges), offering unique training and research opportunities in the fields of ecology, organismic and evolutionary biology. Our research/lecture position provides recent PhD's with an opportunity for independent research with an OEB faculty sponsor as well as experience developing and teaching a one-semester undergraduate biology course. Proven teaching skills are required. Position subject to availability of funds. 1st year salary: $35k. 2nd year salary: $37k. To apply, send CV, 3 letters of reference, statements of research and teaching interests, and arrange for a letter of support from your proposed OEB faculty sponsor. (A list of faculty and additional information is available at the link above.) OEB Darwin Fellowship, 319 Morrill Science Center, 611 N. Pleasant Street, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA 01003. 413-545-0928, darwin@bio.umass.edu. Application review begins: 1/1/12. Start date: 8/19/2012. Posted: 12/5/11.

Omidyar Postdoctoral Fellowships: at the Santa Fe Institute offers you: - unparalleled intellectual freedom - transdisciplinary collaboration with leading researchers worldwide - up to three years in residence in Santa Fe, NM - discretionary research and collaboration funds - individualized mentorship and preparation for your next leadership role - an intimate, creative work environment with an expansive sky The Omidyar Fellowship at the Santa Fe Institute is unique among postdoctoral appointments. The Institute has no formal programs or departments. Research is collaborative and spans the physical, natural, and social sciences. Most research is theoretical and/or computational in nature, although it may include an empirical component. SFI typically has 15 Omidyar Fellows and postdoctoral researchers, 15 resident faculty, 95 external faculty, and 250 visitors per year. Descriptions of the research themes and interests of the faculty and current Fellows can be found at http://www.santafe.edu/research. Requirements: - a Ph.D. in any discipline (or expect to receive one by September 2012) - computational and quantitative skills - an exemplary academic record - a proven ability to work independently and collaboratively - a demonstrated interest in multidisciplinary research - evidence of the ability to think outside traditional paradigms. Deadline: 1 November 2011. More information and to apply: http://www.santafe.edu/omidyar-fellowship/. Posted: 9/15/11.

Environmental Research Fellowships: The Smithsonian Institution, the world’s largest museum and research complex, offers several Postdoctoral Fellowships annually to outstanding early career scientists. The Smithsonian’s distinctive combination of field research facilities, museum archives, and expertise in ecology, biological conservation, systematics, and paleobiology provides opportunities for synthetic, big-picture insights into some of the most profound issues challenging our world today, including habitat loss, climate change, and invasive species. Scientists at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) on the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland conduct environmental research in temperate, tropical, and polar ecosystems across the globe. Recent research has highlighted the separate and interactive impacts of multiple global change factors on populations, communities, and ecosystems, including climate change, biological invasions, biodiversity loss, nutrient loading, trace element pollution, and habitat alteration. Insights gained in these studies will be crucial to developing science-based conservation plans that allow human societies to thrive while protecting our finite natural resources. Smithsonian Fellows receive an annual stipend of $45k plus health, relocation, and research allowances. Each position is expected to run for two years, with the second year of funding contingent upon satisfactory progress. Applicants are encouraged to coordinate with a SERC scientist prior to submitting an application for this competitively-awarded fellowship. Applications are due January 15, 2012. Please contact Fellowship Coordinator Daniel Gustafson at gustafsond@si.edu for further details. Posted: 11/4/11.

Environmental Fellows: The Harvard University Center for the Environment created the Environmental Fellows program to enable recent doctorate recipients to use and expand Harvard's extraordinary resources to tackle complex environmental problems. The Environmental Fellows will work for two years with Harvard faculty members in any school or department to create new knowledge while also strengthening connections across the University's academic disciplines Eligibility: Candidates for 2012 Environmental Fellowships should have received their terminal degree between May 2008 and August 2012. (Fellows must have completed all requirements of their degree before starting work in September 2012.) Candidates with a doctorate or equivalent in any field are eligible, and they may propose research projects in any discipline. Applicants without a Ph.D. may apply if they have studied in fields where the Ph.D. is not the typical terminal degree. All successful candidates will be able to demonstrate experience performing scholarly research. Each candidate must secure a commitment from one or more Harvard faculty members to serve as a mentor and to provide office or lab space for the two-year fellowship. Harvard is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The Center strongly encourages women and minorities to apply. Candidates may have received their degrees at any university in the world. Foreign nationals are eligible for fellowships, though study at Harvard generally requires proficiency in English. Candidates who received terminal degrees from Harvard, and post-docs currently working at Harvard are eligible for the fellowship provided their research and host arrangements take them in new directions and forge new connections within the University. Harvard candidates should not propose to continue to work with the same professors or lab groups with whom they are currently associated. No candidate should propose to work extensively with his or her thesis advisor. Successful candidates should be prepared to commit to work at Harvard for the full two years of the fellowship. Stipend: The fellowship will provide an annual stipend of $55,000 plus health insurance, a $2,500 allowance for travel and professional expenses, and other employee benefits. Application: Schedule: Applications and all letters of reference must be received by the Center for the Environment by 5 pm EDT, Friday, January 13, 2012. The Center will select a group of fellows and alternates by March 2012, and contact applicants with results at that time. Please visit http://environment.harvard.edu/grants/fellows to access the application and learn more about required documents. Posted: 8/29/11.

Ecology Education Research: The Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies seeks a Postdoctoral Associate to help design and implement a research program to explore the outcomes of the professional development activities in the Environmental Science Literacy (ESL) project. The ESL project is developing research-based learning progressions for middle and high school students, instructional materials to support student learning, and learning progression-based teaching strategies for the classroom. Work is taking place in schools associated with NSF-support Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) sites including the Baltimore Ecosystem Study, the Kellogg Biological Station (southwestern Michigan), the Short Grass Steppe (Greely and Ft. Collins, Colorado), and the Santa Barbara Coastal study. The project is supported by an NSP Math Science Partnership (MSP) grant to the four LTER sites. The Postdoctoral Associate will join the project's Professional Development Research Team that is coordinating and supporting work with teachers at each site. Research is addressing these questions: 1) What is the relationship between student learning and different types of teacher knowledge and teacher practice? 2) What characterizes high quality use of learning progressions in the classroom, and what student gains result from this? and 3) How can professional development support teacher learning and implementation of learning progression-based teaching strategies? Methods include teacher content and practices assessments, teacher logs, case studies, classroom observations, clinical interviews, and collection of portfolios with teacher and student artifacts. The Postdoctoral Associate will help develop and coordinate the case study, including a classroom observation protocol, teacher and student interviews, and portfolio assessments to describe and assess learning progression-based teaching strategies in action. The Postdoctoral Associate will co-author papers for submission to the peer reviewed literature and give presentations at national meetings. In addition, the Associate will assist with professional development activities for teachers and with production and testing of teaching materials for school use. Qualifications for the position include: *Ph.D. degree in education (preferred) or in a relevant field of natural or social science. *Research experience working with teachers in K-12 education, preferably at the middle or high school level. *Strong research, organizational, interpersonal and writing skills required, and strong analytical skills a plus. To apply, please send CV, statement of interests in education research and practice, and the names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of three references to: Human Resources Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies Job Ref. #11011-I P.O. Box AB Millbrook, New York 12545 E-mail: jobs@caryinstitute.org For more information about the position, please contact Dr. Alan R. Berkowitz at berkowitza@caryinstitute.org or 845-677-7600, ext. 311. Posted 10/3/11.

Social Dimensions of Environmental Sustainability Postdoctoral Positions; Early or Mid-career Visiting Fellows; Research Team Support. The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) is the newest national synthesis center funded by the National Science Foundation. Its main goal is to foster synthetic, actionable science related to the structure, functioning, and sustainability of socio-environmental systems. The center supports research from diverse perspectives on linkages between humans, societies, and the environment. Postdoctoral scholars – SESYNC will provide an annual stipend for up to 2 years, full University of Maryland employee fringe benefits, and an annual allowance to attend meetings or collaborate. Postdoctoral scholars will be in residence at the center in Annapolis. Application deadline is April 20, 2012. Visiting Fellows – SESYNC provides a stipend and travel support for fellows (early or mid-career) to spend at least 2 months over a year in residence at the center working on a research project; how that time is spread over the year is negotiable. Applications accepted any time. Research Team Support (Ventures) – to lead projects that address how individuals and/or social systems influence or are influenced by the natural world. These ventures can draw from any social science or humanities discipline to synthesize existing knowledge and identify research priorities relevant to this broad topic. SESYNC particularly encourages scholars (including those from the international community) who can help define research frontiers at the interface of social and natural sciences, thereby laying the foundation for future interdisciplinary work. All ventures will be conducted at the SESYNC center in Annapolis, Maryland. Examples of potential venture topics include: scholarship that focuses on the link between environmental sustainability and formal or informal institutional structures; human behaviors/decisions that influence or are influenced by how humans experience or perceive the natural world; critical reflections on the language, models, and practices of past and current efforts at synthesis. SESYNC provides all travel and accommodations for groups of scholars to come to the center to work on a joint project that can generate knowledge in response to a pressing need or unexpected opportunity, develop tools or approaches that could provide a new catalyst for the synthesis process, synthesize the state of knowledge in a particular area or identify research priorities. Applicants may request support for a single workshop engaging up to 40 people or could request multiple visits by a study group (typically 6-12 people) over the course of a year or more. Applications are accepted any time. Posted: 3/9/12.

Ecological Wealth and Changing Human Populations: National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) in Annapolis, MD -opening and first call for research and fellowship applications. SESYNC is the newest NSF-funded national synthesis center, hosting researchers to integrate diverse forms of information, data, and models to inspire novel research and provide innovative solutions to socio-environmental problems. Through its diverse programs, the center invites researchers from across the globe to work on-site at the SESYNC headquarters in Annapolis. Applications are invited from social, natural and computational scientists for support through one of SESYNC’s programs: Pursuits, Ventures, Workshops, Socio-environmental Education, Short-courses, Policy & Practice Fellows, Postdoctoral Fellows and Sabbatical or Research Fellows. Pursuits are organized around a pre-chosen Themes and the Founding Theme is “Ecological Wealth and Changing Human Populations.” SESYNC’s founding Theme focuses on understanding how shifts in the distribution of human populations across the landscape have influenced, and been influenced by, natural systems and the goods and services they provide. We invite applications to support Pursuits by individuals or teams focused on major scientific questions central to this Theme. The center will have 2-3 Themes ongoing at any time and all Future Themes will be identified through a community-driven process beginning early Spring 2011. Applications for the Founding Theme are due January 31, 2012. Applications are also being accepted for Postdoctoral and Sabbatical/Research Fellowships. Researchers with expertise and ideas to employ integrative, analytical, computational, or informatic approaches focused on the structure, functioning, and sustainability of socio-environmental systems are invited to apply. Applicants may have received their PhD in ANY relevant area of research including anthropology, ecology, economics, education, geography, mathematics, statistics, computer science, political science, public policy, planning, etc. Postdoctoral positions are for 2 years and sabbatical/research fellows 2-12 months. Applications for post-doctoral fellows are due January 31, 2012. Applications for sabbatical/research fellows can be accepted at any time. For more information on these and other SESYNC programs, please see www.SESYNC.org. Posted: 11/21/11.

Global Health (Ethnobiology): The Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS) is seeking applicants for the position of Resident Professor with the OTS-Duke University Global Health Undergraduate Semester Abroad Program in Costa Rica. This is a field-based program designed to provide undergraduate students with outstanding training in tropical medicine, public health, ethnobiology, and Spanish language and culture. Successful applicants will work closely with the Education Director, Undergraduate Programs Coordinator, and other Resident Professors in curriculum design and implementation, and will be responsible for teaching in the Ethnobiology course. The position is based in Costa Rica, and requires a commitment of 8-9 weeks in the field and several weeks in the office during each semester. This is a full-time position with a required commitment of at least one year. Qualifications: - Ph.D. or M.Sc. in Ethnobiology with professional research experience in the tropics. - A strong interest in team teaching and interdisciplinary collaboration. - Experience in field-based education and hands-on experiential teaching a plus. - Excellent bilingual (English/Spanish) communication skills. - Ph.D. or M.Sc. in Public or International Health a plus. - Ability to work a flexible schedule and spend 9+ weeks, twice a year, living with students and faculty at field stations. Application deadline: November 15, 2011. Anticipated start date: January 2, 2012. Please submit a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, and statement of research interests in a single document. To apply: Submit a single document as a pdf file that includes cover letter, Electronic applications are preferred and may be submitted online via the OTS website. Applications may also be sent electronically to rechum@ots.ac.cr. Posted: 11/1/11.

Land-Use Change and Environmental Health: The School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences at Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama is seeking candidates for the position of Post-Doctoral Fellow in the topic area of environmental health. This is a two year, limited term non-tenure track position and is funded from external sources. Continued employment is contingent on availability of funding and satisfactory performance for a maximum period of four years. The minimum qualification is a PhD from an accredited institution in Environmental Health, Biology, Ecology, Environmental Sciences, or a related field. Training, coursework, and/or experience related to environmental health, spatial analysis, and interdisciplinary research is preferred. Excellent written and oral communications skills and a record of publication in refereed journals are required and experience with proposal writing and acquisition of extramural funding is highly desirable. The candidate selected for the position must be able to meet eligibility requirements for work in the United States at the time appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of the appointment. The successful applicant will participate in and coordinate interdisciplinary studies of the impacts of forest to urban conversion on health risks associated with West Nile Virus and other mosquito-borne diseases. A primary responsibility will be coordination among researchers with the Center for Forest Sustainability who reflect expertise in landscape ecology, climate change, urban hydrology, spatial analysis, and sociology, as well as federal and state agencies associated with public health issues. The successful applicant will be expected to obtain extramural funding in support of environmental health research and to produce refereed journal publications in high quality outlets. Interested applicants should provide a formal letter of application, a complete biographical resume, transcripts, and the names of four references (name, address, phone number, and email addresses) who may be contacted for letters of recommendation. Send to: Pam Beasley, Executive Coordinator, Auburn University, School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, 602 Duncan Drive Auburn, AL 36849-5418. For additional information about the position, please contact Dr. Graeme Lockaby, Associate Dean for Research, lockabg@auburn.edu. Only complete application materials will be considered. Review will begin November 30, 2011, and will continue until a suitable applicant is identified. Posted: 11/3/11.

Environmental Decision Making: Six postdoc positions available at the University of Queensland. See the full position description for details. Application closing date: 24 Aug 2011. Posted: 8/16/11.

Agricultural Life Cycle Analyst: Postdoctoral Interdisciplinary Research Associate Interdisciplinary: Research Engineer; Economist; Agriculturalist; Ecologist Announcement Number: RA-11-046H. Salary range: $62-97k/yr. The qualified candidate will be assigned to the Strategic Programs Branch within the Public Services Division at the National Agricultural Library, located in Beltsville, Maryland. The incumbent will serve as the life cycle assessment expert on an interdisciplinary team undertaking the development of a United States Department of Agriculture life cycle inventory database and associated information management systems to support sustainability initiatives. As the life cycle assessment expert, the incumbent has responsibilities in three main areas: 1) providing system development support; 2) leading the effort to gather, interpret and prepare data; and 3) helping to establish and maintain partnerships with experts in the field. The incumbent will use appropriate tools and techniques to expand the number crops and products with high quality unit process data represented in the life cycle assessment database system. Additionally, the incumbent will find novel ways to incorporate GIS, social and economic factors within the LCA framework. The selected candidate must possess a Ph. D. awarded from an accredited university within the last four years in an appropriate discipline. Life cycle analysis experience is highly desired. Applicants should respond to the vacancy announcement (Job Announcement Number RA-11-046H). Citizenship requirements apply. Open until filled or April 30, 2012. Posted: 2/8/12.

Agricultural Sustainability: The University of California Agricultural Sustainability Institute (ASI) has two postdoc positions currently open to support our new initiative to improve the sustainability of global agricultural raw materials sourcing. Please send the information on to anyone who may be interested in these new positions. http://asi.ucdavis.edu/about/jobs Interested applicants should send a CV, a statement of qualifications and interest, and contact information for three references to Courtney Riggle at cmriggle@ucdavis.edu. Please include "Postdoc application" in the subject line. Posted: 8/12/11.

Sustainable Urban Food Systems: The Center for Urban Ecology at Butler University invites applications for a three-year Fellowship in Sustainable Urban Food Systems to assist in research, outreach, and public program coordination in Indianapolis. Applicants with training in sustainable agriculture, urban ecology, urban planning, environmental policy, environmental studies, or related discipline are encouraged to apply. Master’s degree is required and PhD is highly desirable. Experience using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software is desirable. Applicants with experience and interest in interacting with culturally diverse groups are particularly encouraged to apply. The Fellow will work with faculty and staff in the Center for Urban Ecology as well as the leaders in the food system of Indianapolis to accelerate recent initiatives connecting urban ecology to urban agriculture (UA), UA to Indianapolis communities, and Indianapolis communities to their broader foodsheds. Specific tasks include: - Development of programmatic activities that link existing and future UA sites with the larger Indianapolis food system and pilot programmatic activities at a established site based on ecological principles - Collaboration with academic researchers and other stakeholders to use a geodatabase to produce research and outreach materials related to UA and facilitate dissemination of these materials - Development of methodologies to evaluate the effectiveness of existing and future UA programmatic activities at accomplishing community development, food access, and/or environmental restoration goals - Working with CUE staff and other leading stakeholders to establish a Food Council for Indianapolis - Teach one course in the fall and spring semesters in urban ecology or a related subject in the applicant’s area of expertise. Review will begin April 13, 2012. We anticipate a start date in Summer 2012. Electronic applications will be accepted in a single pdf file. Please send cover letter, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, a two-page statement of research and professional interests, and three letters of reference to: Timothy Carter (tlcarter@gmail.com), Director, Center for Urban Ecology, Butler University, 4600 Sunset Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46208. Posted: 3/12/12.

Global Agriculture and Ecosystem Services: Postdoctoral Scholar - Quantifying effects of global agricultural commodity chains on ecosystem services. The Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management at the University of California-Berkeley seeks a postdoctoral researcher to conduct a quantitative comparison of the ecosystem service outcomes of smallholder agricultural production versus large-scale agri-business along global commodity chains. The successful applicant will be a PhD scholar with demonstrated ability to conduct quantitative cross-disciplinary work. Relevant topical areas of expertise include environmental economics, ecology, ecosystem services, food systems studies, international trade, agricultural economics, natural resource management, land use/cover, and global change. Creating sustainable food production systems requires mitigating environmental impacts of agriculture as food is produced, processed, and distributed. This research aims to inform international policies to meet global food security needs without sacrificing the environment and is funded by the National Academies Keck Futures Initiative (NAKFI). The post-doc will be directly supervised by PI Prof. Claire Kremen but will report to the advisory team of co-PIs on the project (Elena Bennett (McGill), Holly Gibbs (U Wisconsin), Nathalie Walker (National Wildlife Federation), Kim Walker (U Minnesota). Required: Relevant disciplinary and interdisciplinary expertise (see above), Quantitative analytical skills and ability to work with large datasets, Ability to work at multiple scales, Excellent organizational skills. Desirable Additional Experience (any or all of the below): Life cycle analysis, Commodity supply chain analysis, Agro-ecosystems with expertise in tropics, Valuation of ecosystem services and “embodied” ecosystem services, Geographic Information Systems. In addition to their research, the postdoctoral researcher will: * • Organize a small workshop on the research topic to generate ideas from an international assembly of interdisciplinary scholars * • Have the opportunity to participate in graduate teaching related to the research mission of the project * • Disseminate results at scientific professional conferences and in peer-reviewed literature * • Develop new grant proposals stemming from this work and write reports to the donor (NAKFI) * • Serve as the node between project collaborators at the National Wildlife Federation, McGill University, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the University of Minnesota. Starting salary $39k/year plus benefits. This one-year position is available beginning September, 2012 (an earlier start date may be negotiable). Location: Center for Diversified Farming Systems. Please submit PDFs of a CV, a brief cover letter highlighting your relevant experience, interests and career goals, and names and contacts of 3 references by email to QEpostdoc@gmail.com no later than July 2, 2012. Applicants should have a recent PhD degree, or their degree will be conferred before the starting date. Applications may be reviewed as they are received. For further information about the project, contact Dr. Claire Kremen directly at ckremen@berkeley.edu. Posted: 5/25/12.

Food Security and Ecosystem Services: post-doctoral research position The Basque Centre for Climate Change (Bilbao, Spain) offers a post-doctoral level position on ecosystem services modelling. The position is for a modeller with significant computing and quantitative skills. The successful candidate will conduct research culminating in the production of models for the ARIES modelling platform that will characterize how food security and other ecosystem services interact and how they are affected by climate change. The research will be conducted in the scope of the ASSETS project (Managing ecosystem services for food security and the nutritional health of the rural poor at the forest-agricultural interface), financed by the ESPA program of NERC in close collaboration with the University of Southampton, Conservation International, CGIAR Colombia and Chancellor’s Council Malawi. See the Full announcement for details. Closes: 15 May 2012. Posted: 3/12/12.

Sustainability: 1 postdoc and 1 PhD position - Reconciliation of Biodiversity Conservation, Food Security and Economic Development in the Tropics. I would like to invite applications for a PhD scholarship on modeling of sustainable development strategies that can reconcile economic development and food security with biodiversity conservation in Southeast Asia. Rapidly increasing population in the tropics and the inherent demand for agricultural land destroy tropical forests at alarming rates, especially in Southeast Asia. Tropical forests in the region are a major global reservoir of biodiversity. They provide essential ecosystem goods and services including non-timber forest products, climate and water regulation, and carbon sequestration. The loss of these services through tropical deforestation can have very negative consequences for current and future generations. This is especially relevant given the mitigation role of forests against climate change. For tropical countries to attain sustainable development, it is thus necessary to reconcile food security, economic development and biodiversity conservation. The postdoc and PhD student will have flexibility in the formulation of original research questions and approaches, ranging from an ecological, economic or interdisciplinary approach. Objectives of the research are: (i) to identify mechanisms for global market systems to internalize the true economic value of tropical forests; (ii) to perform spatial analyses of land use distributions that maximize the synergies between ecosystem services, biodiversity conservation and agricultural production; and (iii) to evaluate economic development strategies that guarantee non-decreasing wealth and equity among individuals in tropical regions. Successful applicants will join a new Ecological Modeling and Economics lab in the Department of Biological Sciences of the National University of Singapore. Facilities and research support are world-class and the university, department and PhD program are internationally highly regarded. Funding for the postdoc is available for 2 years. The annual salary is £30-36k (US$48-58k). Assistance for relocation, housing allowance and medical insurance are also provided. The candidate would have or be in the last year of a relevant PhD in quantitative Ecology/Environmental Sciences/Ecological Economics. Funding for the 4 years PhD program is available for the successful candidate. The scholarship covers tuition fees, monthly stipend, research and conference travelling expenses. In order to apply you must have a 2.1 or above in a relevant ecological/ environmental degree. MSc/ MRes in a relevant discipline and experience with R and GIS are considered a plus. To apply, please send me an up-to-date CV and briefly state your research interests as they relate to the project. References: Please email Dr. L. Roman Carrasco, Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore. Email: dbsctlr@nus.edu.sg. Posted: 3/6/12.

Sustainable Energy and the Environment: Arizona State University Graduate College is accepting Postdoctoral Applications for the Bisgrove Postdoctoral Scholars Program. The Award (sponsored by the Science Foundation Arizona) is designed to attract the nation's best early career scientists who exhibit the potential for outstanding competence and creativity in their research areas, strong communication skills, a passion for communicating the importance of their research to society, and a keen interest in educational science outreach to the community. Applicants should demonstrate research training in Sustainable Energy and the Environment, Health Initiatives, or Engineering. Applications are being processed now. Final date to apply is February 15, 2012. Bisgrove Scholars will receive an annual stipend of $60k, benefits and an additional $20k per year for research expenses. The Bisgrove appointment is renewable on a year-to-year basis for a maximum initial term of two years, contingent upon the availability of funds. Eligibility: U.S Citizens and International Scholars should: · Have completed a Ph.D. by the time of appointment. · Have no prior post-doctoral experience · Be interested in research efforts that are related to the mission of Science Foundation Arizona. Areas include, diagnosis and prevention of disease, sustainable energy and the environment and information and communications technologies at the human interface. For additional information, see the link above. Posted: 1/3/12.

Computational and Quantitative Sustainability: In conjunction with NSF Science, Engineering and Education for Sustainability (SEES) Fellows applicants in the area of computational and quantitative sustainability including industrial ecology, environmental life cycle assessment, building engineering complex systems, coupled human and natural systems, and systems sustainability, the Research Group for Industrial Ecology, LCA and Systems Sustainability (IELCASS) at the University of Maine is willing to host research fellows under this program. NSF SEES program is only open to citizens or nationals, or permanent residents of the US and has a deadline of Dec. 5, 2011. Further details of this fellowship. Candidates interested in potential collaboration with IELCASS are encouraged to submit initial proposals of interest to to Anthony Halog (anthony.halog@maine.edu) with a CV with refereed publications list, a cover letter and a 2-page research proposal highlighting the research interests of the candidate, the relevance of proposed research to the field of sustainability science and engineering, the potential collaborations with IELCASS researchers, and the specific research areas and directions of interest no later than November 21, 2011. Posted: 11/4/11.

Interdisciplinary Sustainable Development: The Earth Institute, Columbia University seeks outstanding post-doctoral scholars to apply to the Earth Institute Fellows Program. We ask your help in identifying the most promising individuals to join a dynamic research environment where multi-disciplinary research into the global challenges of sustainable development is fostered. Fellowship applicants should be recent Ph.D., JD or MD recipients. The program accepts applications from individuals qualified in a core discipline such as earth sciences, biological sciences, engineering sciences, economics and other social sciences, law and health sciences who wish to broaden their research through interactions with other fields. Those who have an existing interdisciplinary background can engage that experience with experts at the Earth Institute. All Fellows work to develop research programs that address the central issues in science, engineering and the policy dimensions of sustainable development including the causes and consequences of poverty, hunger, disease, water resource management, energy options, public health, climate change, and environmental degradation. Earth Institute Fellows design their own research agendas in collaboration with a senior mentor who is an expert in their field of study. Examples of past and current projects include: theoretical modeling of disease-driven poverty traps, sustainable energy development, agricultural management systems and crop response to climate variation and extremes, links between drought and conflict, nutrition programs for people with HIV/AIDS in resource limited settings, seismic vulnerability and informal housing in rapidly expanding urban centers, agent-based modeling using statistical learning methods and its application to water management problems, modeling of transport and land use in rapidly growing cities, and analysis of environmental policy at the national and at the international scale. Fellows work in a research center or in a program area that is best suited to their individual research direction. Cross-cutting Initiative themes are emphasized. One or more senior scholars act as mentors throughout the fellowship to guide the Fellows' work. Fellows attend a unique series of seminars, dinners with Prof. Jeffrey Sachs, Director of the Earth Institute, and other special events that explore key interdisciplinary issues, bring Fellows together as a community, and allow them to meet a diverse array of Columbia faculty and researchers. Fellowship applications are due by November 15, 2011 for consideration for fellowships beginning in the summer or fall of 2012. Fellowships are typically awarded for 24 months. Additional information on the Earth Institute Fellows Program and an online application are available on the Earth Institute Fellows website. Posted: 10/12/11.

Sustainable Conservation Program Development: The Smithsonian Institution’s Center for Conservation Education and Sustainability (CCES) is seeking a highly creative and motivated research fellow to develop innovative, sustainable, and long-term conservation programs in Amazonian Peru. The fellow will be responsible for the design of multiple long-term sustainable community development program proposals which contribute to the conservation of habitats and species. The proposals will have defined aims, activities, community benefits and biodiversity conservation outcomes. The programs will consider local and regional biodiversity needs and priorities. The fellow will also be expected to develop rigorous protocols to monitor the conservation outcomes of the programs in order to assess whether they are meeting their objectives. Furthermore, the fellow will be involved in developing a capacity building program for industrial operations staff on biodiversity conservation and community development related compensation programs. This initiative will factor into a larger research effort in the area which is focused on documenting the region’s biological diversity, assessing the impact of extractive-use operations on local flora and fauna, and working with government and private-sector decision-makers to minimize these impacts. This position is based in Washington, DC but will require extensive field work in Peru, so the successful applicant should expect to spend multiple months of the year in Peru. The position is a 1-yr appointment with high potential for extension. The goals of the CCES are to engage in world-class informal and formal science education; identify, recruit and educate the next generation of conservation practitioners; provide business and industry with science-based solutions for minimizing their impact on biodiversity; and develop innovative and strategic partnerships that result in science-based conservation solutions. Field programs carried out by the CCES are founded on scientific research, the need to integrate biodiversity conservation into industry and development activities, engagement with stakeholders in conservation planning and effective public communication of research findings. CCES has over fifteen years of experience integrating biodiversity conservation into energy development projects and has completed a number of projects during this period throughout Peru. The Center’s Peruvian Amazon Biodiversity Assessment, Monitoring and Conservation Program is dedicated to advancing fundamental scientific discovery, capacity building and understanding of biological diversity in the Peruvian Amazon and often works through innovative partnerships with private industries working in key biodiversity strongholds. The successful applicant will have: 1. A Ph.D. or equivalent in ethnobiology, conservation biology, anthropology, biological sciences, natural resource management, environmental management, or related discipline appropriate to the position. Individuals that have a master’s degree combined with ample experience on these topics are also encouraged to apply. 2. Research experience and publication record in peer-reviewed journals. 3. Experience working in remote tropical areas. Candidates who have worked in Amazonian Peru will be strongly preferred. 4. Knowledge and understanding of communal reserves. The applicant must show an understanding of both human cultures and the importance of biodiversity. 5. Strong leadership, organizational, and problem solving skills, and the ability to make independent decisions. 6. Positive attitude and ability to address challenges as they arise. 7. Fluency in English and Spanish is preferred. Most work will be conducted bilingually. Interested candidates should send the following documents (as either .pdf or.doc files) by email: 1) letter of interest describing experience and qualifications related to this position (no more than two pages); 2) curriculum vitae (no more than four pages); and 3) the names and contact information (affiliation, address, telephone #, and email) for three professional references to Jessica Deichmann at deichmannj@si.edu. Please include “Conservation Programs Fellow Application” in the subject line. Note that applications will be considered on a rolling basis so you are encouraged to apply as early as possible. Last date to apply: August 15, 2011. Posted: 7/22/11.

Sustainability Science: The University of Maine is conducting a search for Sustainability Science Postdoctoral Fellows. The successful candidates will join Maine's Sustainability Solutions Initiative (SSI) funded in part by a 5-year, $20 million NSF EPSCoR grant. SSI includes a team of 50+ faculty and 25 doctoral students from a range of disciplines and multiple academic institutions statewide. SSI's innovative research program integrates coupled natural and human systems modeling, stakeholder engagement, and solutions-oriented research activities. Organized under a theme of landscape change, SSI supports multiple research projects focused on urbanization, forest ecosystem management, and climate/energy challenges. Collectively, these projects speak to various sustainability science challenges and present a unique opportunity to advance the field of sustainability science. A major thrust of SSI is to produce a new generation of scientists who are equipped to work across disciplinary boundaries and adept at collaborative, problem-solving work that spans research and practice. SSI is recruiting a cohort of Postdoctoral Fellows with tentative start dates ranging from Oct. 2011 to April 2012. These initial appointments will be for a one-year duration with an opportunity for renewal. Responsibilities: We seek postdoctoral fellows who can align themselves with one or more ongoing research teams and are willing to assume broad research responsibilities. The postdoctoral fellows will be expected to participate in ongoing team projects and SSI-wide research activities; core research responsibilities will include planning and completion of research tasks, preparation of manuscripts for publication in collaboration with SSI researchers, and presentation of research findings at public and professional meetings. Fellows will also have the opportunity to contribute to the development and implementation of SSI curricula and mentoring programs for graduate and undergraduate students. Qualifications: A Ph.D. with specialization in biological or earth sciences, communication, engineering, mathematics, natural resource management, public policy, social sciences or a closely related technical or scientific discipline is required by the time of appointment. Preference will be given to candidates with experience working on interdisciplinary research teams. Applications: Candidates must demonstrate the capacity to support their research programs, produce high-quality scholarship and publications, and advance the SSI research program. Applications must include all of the following materials for consideration: (1) a written statement (2-3 pages) that summarizes both the candidate's research goals and interests in sustainability science and the candidate's capacity and plan for completing the Fellowship responsibilities; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) undergraduate and graduate transcripts; (4) a sample of research (e.g., peer-reviewed publications); and (5) names and contact information of four professional references. Please send materials in PDF form to carol.hamel@umit.maine.edu or in hard copy form to Carol Hamel, Senator George J. Mitchell Center, 5710 Norman Smith Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469. Review of applications will begin August 31, 2011. Posted: 7/15/11.

Climate Change Center Directors: The USGS is recruiting Directors of the Climate Science Centers located in Tucson (Southwest CSC) and Fort Collins (North Central CSC). For details and to apply, search USAJOBS for the following Job Announcement Numbers: Fort Collins - Merit Promotion (federal candidates): ATL-2011-0648, Fort Collins - DEU (external recruitment): ATL-2011-0649. Tucson - Merit Promotion: ATL-2011-0650, Tucson - DEU: ATL-2011-0651. Salary $96k+. Closes: 8/19/11. Posted: 7/26/11.

Software Engineer: The Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement is opening a three year position for a software engineer in the framework of the European FP-7 GEOVIQUA project (QUAlity aware VIsualisation for the Global Earth Observation System of System). The successful candidate will develop innovative and user-friendly visualisation tools, coupled with a robust user interface, in order to display global maps of greenhouse gas fluxes and pools at the surface of the Earth. The data to be displayed will be contributed by research institutions, agencies, and also include results from initiatives coordinated by the Global Carbon Project. Qualifications: Master's degree or equivalent with a strong computer science or environmental science component is required. The candidate should have a strong expertise in computer science and data processing, in particular graphic software in geosciences. Knowledge/interest in Website design and a broad interest in natural sciences more specifically biogeochemistry are desirable. The candidate should be comfortable with using graphic software to process data-streams such as IDL, or FERRET and the UNIX system. Of special relevance is proven ability to be dynamic, open and work collaboratively with a team of scientists. Applications: Applications including CV, letter of motivation and the names of two references should be sent to Philippe Peylin (peylin@lsce.ipsl.fr). Posted: 10/11/11.

Carbon and Water Cycles: The Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources at NC State University seeks a post-doctoral researcher to study carbon and water cycles in the northern Rocky Mountains. The researcher will join an interdisciplinary team of faculty and students from NC State, Montana State (Brian McGlynn), Nebraska (Diego Riveros-Iregui) and Virginia (Howard Epstein). The researcher, based at NCSU, will analyze multiple years of micrometeorological data from flux towers at a heavily instrumented field site in Montana to assess controls on land-atmosphere interaction at the watershed scale. The post-doc will publish results and participate in a larger effort to synthesize ongoing hydrological, ecological and biogeochemical investigations at this site. More can be found on Dr. Ryan Emanuel’s website. Applicants must have prior experience working with eddy covariance datasets. Proven writing and communication skills are required. Proficiency in MATLAB programming, geospatial analysis and time series analysis is preferred. Applicants must have received a Ph.D. in hydrology, ecosystem science, atmospheric science or a related field within the past five years. Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States. The position is funded for one year with a possibility of extension. To apply submit a CV, one page statement of research interests, and contact information for three references to vacancy number 00102339 at http://jobs.ncsu.edu, or by following this direct link. Review of applications begins 10/21 and continues until position is filled. Posted: 10/12/11.

Project Manager, CarboCount Project: The Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l’Environnement (LSCE, located at Saclay and Gif sur Yvette, France) seeks a project manager for the CarboCount project. This new project is funded by the KIC-Climate, a new instrument of European scientific policy and innovation and aims at developing new methods for the monitoring of Carbon Dioxide emissions from atmospheric measurements. It puts together the knowledge and capabilities of scientific laboratories and industry to develop a monitoring system and an economic model that suits the market needs in the framework of emission monitoring and Carbon credit verifications. The successful candidate will follow the project advancement, coordinate the work performed by the various entities and will insure the project reporting towards the various funding agencies. He/She is also expected to work part time (typically 50%) for scientific studies or market analysis in relation to the Carbocount project. The position is for one year, extensible for another year. Salary is commensurate with experience, and includes full social and health benefits, consistent with the University of Versailles St Quentin policy. Contact François Marie Bréon (breon@lsce.ipsl.fr ) or Frederic Chevallier (frederic.chevallier@cea.fr) for more details. Posted: 10/11/11.

Senior Research Associate: The Global Carbon Project seeks a dynamic researcher to lead the publication of its annual CO2 budget. You will foster and co-ordinate the activity, gather and analyse the relevant observations and models results, and work to publish and diffuse high-level papers on policy-relevant research in collaboration with a large and dynamic group of researchers from around the world. You will also contribute to establish an International Carbon Office to maintain the community efforts in the long term. You should have a PhD or equivalent, a track-record of publications on any aspect of the carbon cycle, and an interest in conducting policy-relevant research. This post is available for 3 years, and will be based at the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK. Closing date: 12 noon on Wednesday 19 October 2011. Further information available here. Posted: 10/11/11.

Global Change Biology: Position number 4934. The Department of Ecosystem Science and Management at the University of Wyoming is seeking a full-time postdoctoral research scientist in global change biology. The research scientist will lead studies on the carbon metabolism of plants in a multi-factor global change study, the Prairie-Heating and CO2 Enrichment (PHACE) experiment. Experience with stable isotope approaches and field gas exchange measurements is desired. Research questions may be directed toward climate change effects on respiratory metabolism in roots and leaves or photosynthetic physiology, but other complimentary topics could be explored. An extensive project database on plant and microbial physiology, chemistry, and biomass is available for exploration, and coordination with ongoing modeling efforts is expected. The scientist will have access to the University of Wyoming Stable Isotope Facility and opportunities to collaborate with a diverse group of researchers at UW and the USDA-ARS. A Ph.D. in ecology, plant physiology or a closely related field at the time of appointment is required. The position is available immediately and will offer a competitive salary with benefits. Applicants should send a cv and a brief letter stating specific research interests, research accomplishments, and future research objectives as well as the names and contact information for three professional references as a single pdf file to Dr. David Williams (dgw@uwyo.edu). Review of applications will begin April 15, 2012 and continue until the position is filled. Posted: 3/21/12.

Global Change Biology: Columbia University in New York City invites applications for the new Columbia Prize Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Natural Sciences. The program seeks to bring exceptional scientists of outstanding potential to Columbia University to produce high-quality and visible research. In this inaugural year the Faculty of Arts and Sciences is pleased to search for outstanding candidates from the fields of Astronomy/Astrophysics and Global Change Biology, to begin the Fellowship between July and September 2012. This two-year fellowship may be renewable for a third year based on the usual standards of satisfactory performance and contingent on the availability of funding. The Fellow will hold the rank of postdoctoral research scientist in either the Department of Astronomy or the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology (E3B). A competitive annual salary will be supplemented by funding to support travel and research. In the field of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology applications are welcome from exceptional young scientists studying critical issues in global change biology such as effects of global changes in climate and land use on species, communities and ecosystems. The Fellow is expected to conduct a research project in collaboration with at least two faculty members at E3B and to interact with colleagues working on global change issues in other research clusters at Columbia. Accordingly, the research proposal included with the application should emphasize future plans. Preference will be given to candidates who combine tools and approaches from disparate disciplines in their research. Ph.D required by the time of appointment. For consideration please provide a curriculum vitae, cover letter, three-page statement of research, and arrange for three letters of reference. All applications must be made through Columbia’s employment website .Deadline for applications is December 15, 2011. Posted: 10/19/11.

Global Climate Change Research: Biological Scientist/Physical Scientist, USDA Forest Service. This position is located with the Research and Development, Forest Management Sciences Staff. This position is located in Arlington (Rosslyn), Virginia and provides leadership, oversight, and vision for Global Climate Change research. Job Announcement Number: 11-5507-0068G-EB. See GS-401 or GS-1301. Closes: 7/28/11. Posted: 7/21/11.

Biology and Environmental Studies: New York University invites applications for a full time, non tenure-track teaching Clinical Assistant Professor appointment joint between the Department of Biology and the Environmental Studies Program to start September 1, 2012, pending budgetary and administrative approval. Responsibilities include developing and teaching courses related to ecology and the environment to support the Biology Department’s undergraduate minor in Environmental Biology and the Environmental Science Track within the related Environmental Studies Program, and to serve as a core faculty member in Environmental Studies. Teaching duties will include six courses annually. Applicants should be able to teach fundamental courses in ecology and environmental science and more specialized skill-building courses that utilize the unique urban and coastal environment of the New York City region. Previous teaching and research experience is strongly preferred. The Department of Biology and the Environmental Studies Programs offer an outstanding and collegial environment. Candidates should submit applications, including a CV and three letters of reference, online via the full job ad . You may use the following address in the cover letter, Chair of the Environmental Biology Search Committee, Department of Biology, New York University, 1009 Silver Center, 100 Washington Square East, New York, NY 10003. Closing date: November 30, 2011. Posted: 11/11/11.

Environmental Studies Online Coordinator/GIS Instructor: The University of Illinois at Springfield Department of Environmental Studies, in the College of Public Affairs and Administration, seeks applications for a full time Online Program Coordinator with expertise in geographic information systems (GIS). The Online Program Coordinator serves as the primary academic resource for online/blended students, maintain contact, assessing retention and recruitment strategies, and ensuring students' academic progress. This position is central to student support, and focuses on the efficient, responsive, and effective coordination and management of recruitment, student advocacy, service referral, enrollment and retention, and advising support. The Online Program Coordinator will also contribute to departmental course offerings by teaching an introductory course on GIS and other courses in her/his area of expertise. The teaching load will include both online and on-campus courses. The University of Illinois at Springfield serves over 5,000 students in more than 40 undergraduate and graduate programs, with an emphasis on liberal arts and professional programs. The 12-month salary will be $40k, and the anticipated start date for this position is approximately 1 December 2011. To apply, send a letter of application addressing qualifications, resume or vita, undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial acceptable), and contact information of three professional references Online Coordinator Search Committee, Department of Environmental Studies, University of Illinois at Springfield, One University Plaza, PAC 308, Springfield, IL 62703. See the full job ad at the Department link above. Review of applications will begin 3 October 2011, and will continue until the position is filled or the search is terminated. Posted: 9/13/11.

Environmental Sciences: Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Environmental Sciences Ph.D. Program, College Of Sciences And Humanities, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana. Professional contract position available July 1, 2012 Responsibilities: conduct interdisciplinary environmental research associated with the Environmental Sciences Ph.D. Program; provide support with field and laboratory activities; develop manuscripts for publication; present research at local and national scientific venues; participate in activities of the Environmental Sciences Ph.D. program. Minimum qualifications: Ph.D. in chemistry, geology, biology, environmental sciences, or a related scientific field; experience in environmental research. Preferred qualification: presentation and publication of previous research. Send cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcripts, and the names and contact information for three references to: Professor E. Michael Perdue, Environmental Sciences Ph.D. Program, Ball State University, Muncie, IN 47306 or to emperdue@bsu.edu. Review of applications will begin May 15, 2012, and will continue until the position is filled. Posted: 4/27/12.

Interdisciplinary Environmental Science: Brown University’s Environmental Change Initiative (ECI) seeks candidates for one or more distinguished postdoctoral positions in interdisciplinary environmental science. Established in 2004, the ECI catalyzes collaborative research among 13 affiliated academic units and over 40 individual researchers. Particular strengths include coastal and marine ecology, biogeochemistry, Earth systems history, population studies, environmental sociology, remote sensing and spatial analysis, evolutionary genetics, ecosystem-based management, biogeography, and climate change adaptation. Brown maintains a cooperative research program with the Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole, including the Ecosystems Center and the Josephine Bay Paul Center in Comparative Molecular Biology and Evolution. Requirements include a Ph.D. in an environmentally-related discipline, the ability to take initiative and work independently, and strong interest in interdisciplinary science. Each successful candidate will develop an independent research project mentored by two faculty members working in different fields at Brown or the MBL. List of ECI-affiliated researchers. Additional faculty may be eligible to mentor projects and should contact Martha Downs (martha_downs@brown.edu) for further information. Prospective applicants must contact their proposed mentors to discuss their project ideas before applying. Positions will be two-year appointments. Salary $45k, plus benefits and a discretionary fund of $5k/year in addition to any research funds that may be directed to the project by mentors. Required project proposal (1500 words maximum, excluding references): The proposal should describe how the project builds on the applicant’s current work and how it relates to the research interests of the proposed mentors. Proposals will be judged on scientific merit, potential for building cross-disciplinary bridges, and an achievable research plan, given time and budgetary constraints. The project proposal is an essential component of the application package and applications without proposals will not be reviewed. To apply, please send the following items to bernadette_horta@brown.edu. - Cover letter - Current CV - Project proposal (less than 1500 words) - Three letters of reference from advisors or colleagues who know the applicant’s work well. Letters should describe prior research experience and evidence of applicant’s interest, capability, and potential in interdisciplinary environmental research - Two letters of support from proposed mentors, describing the mentor’s interest in the applicant and the proposed project and evaluating the preparation of this applicant to work effectively in an interdisciplinary environment. Proposed mentors should send letters of support directly to bernadette_horta@brown.edu. Applications received by January 15, 2012 will receive full consideration. For more info, contact Marty Downs, ECI Associate Director (martha_downs@brown.edu). See also: Full announcement (pdf) | FAQs for mentors. Posted: 11/22/11.

Visiting Instructor, Environmental Science: Faculty, Non- Tenure Track. Starting Date: August 22, 2011. The Rochester Institute of Technology Environmental Science Program seeks a full time instructor for a one-year sabbatical replacement. Applicants must have an MS (PhD preferred) with teaching experience and a strong background in environmental science, ecology, and problem solving. This is a teaching intensive position, and the courses include Concepts of Environmental Science (and three lab sections), a section of Great Lakes I and Great Lakes II (and lab), Graduate Reading Seminar, Environmental Science Field Skills lab, and the Environmental Science Capstone Seminar. The teaching load will be approximately 16 contact hours per quarter for three academic quarters. Qualifications: Required: MS degree. Teaching experience and a strong background in environmental science, ecology, and problem solving. Preferred: PhD degree. Ability to teach Environmental Chemistry, a course in wetlands ecology, or a course in the individual’s area of expertise. Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences. Apply online at http://careers.rit.edu. Faculty Search: IRC48877. Please submit your cover letter addressing the listed qualifications; a Vita; and the names, addresses and three letters of recommendation. Applicants are encouraged to apply by August 1, 2011. Posted: 7/20/11.

Environmental Science: Fulbright Canada There are five Visiting Research Chairs in environmental science open in Canada. What are the benefits of a Fulbright Canada Chair? *US $25k for one semester *Health Benefit Plan *Fulbright Enrichment Opportunities *Access to world class universities and facilities *Access to a prestigious worldwide network of leaders Application Deadline for awards in the 2012-2013 academic year: August 1, 2011 Apply for AWARD 2499 at CIES.org For more information, please contact: Katrin DeWindt * kdewindt@cies.iie.org * 202.686.6254 www.fulbrightcanada.com. Posted: 7/6/11.

Assistant Director of Education and Outreach: The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center located in Annapolis, Maryland is a new think-tank type research center funded by the National Science Foundation through the University of Maryland. SESYNC is devoted to promoting interdisciplinary synthesis research on the sustainability of coupled human-natural systems, and is seeking a candidate to provide support and leadership for its education and outreach activities. The successful candidate will work on a variety of activities, including: • Activities designed to engage non-scientists in environmental research and education on coupled human-natural systems. • Contribute to the development and implementation of diverse outreach efforts including ones targeting policy makers and business leaders. • Provide leadership and logistical support for workshop and workgroups. • Help track and facilitate communications and education activities among SESYNC leadership, fellows, and students. • Work with SESYNC leadership to prepare written materials and presentations for education and outreach. • Provide general support to program activities and activities by visiting scholars. A Ph.D. that has included training or experience in education and outreach programs is required; Preference for candidates with training or strong interest in environmental science or a social science relevant to human-environment interactions. The successful candidate must have an interest in socio-environmental issues, possess excellent written and verbal skills, and have strong organizational abilities. A professional demeanor and ability to work with a variety of individuals from different disciplines in an office setting is a must. To Apply: Preference will be given to applications received by April 27, 2012. Please email a CV and the names and email addresses of three references to: edandoutreach.application@sesync.org. Posted: 4/16/12.

Assistant Director for Terrestrial Ecology: National Ecological Observatory Network, Inc. (NEON) Reporting to Project Scientist and Project Manager, the Terrestrial Ecology Project Team Leader manages the design of the scientific rationale and procedures for the terrestrial ecological observations of the NEON Project. This position is responsible for overseeing the scientific rationale, sampling designs, budgets, schedules, and personnel for all terrestrial ecology activities. See the full job ad for details and to apply. Posted: 3/30/12.

Assistant Director for Scientific Research Collections: National Ecological Observatory Network, Inc. (NEON). The Assistant Director for Scientific Research Collections will be responsible for planning, implementing and overseeing the archiving and analysis of samples (biological, physical and chemical), tissues, and specimens collected as part of the field-based research of the NEON Observatory. This person will actively collaborate with NEON scientists to determine, document and establish archiving and analytical needs and spearhead outsourcing of archiving and analyses to existing facilities. This person will actively network with museums, collection and archive facilities and related science institutions for the purpose of establishing long-term relationships for archiving NEON Observatory collections, and will pursue appropriate contracting arrangements to support collections and analysis requirements. See the full job ad for details and to apply. Posted: 3/30/12.

Assistant Director: Founded in 1984, The Institute for Regional Conservation (IRC) is dedicated to the protection, restoration, and long term management of biodiversity on a regional basis, and to the prevention of regional extinctions of rare plants, animals and ecosystems. IRC is a standard setter in applied conservation science, utilizing deep expertise in ecologic and restoration management for species conservation across fragmented landscapes. An intellectual leader in protected areas and land management in South Florida, IRC’s forward guard approach is now being tested in the Caribbean Basin and beyond. The Institute is a 501c3 organization. IRC seeks a dedicated, entrepreneurial leader to steward its mission and to oversee daily business operations. This entails leading staff to restore ecological communities and protect endangered species; fostering public awareness of IRC’s programs; and deepening and extending collaboration, research, and networking among government, academic and private land-owner partners. The ideal candidate will have working knowledge of the science of restoration ecology, not for profit business practice, and experience with land management agency partnerships. The successful candidate will possess a recognized reputation in organizational management, proven leadership abilities, a high degree of autonomy and accountability while remaining a part of a larger team, a passion for biodiversity, clear evidence of successful working relationships with partners in both the public and private sector, and skills to represent the Institute effectively to stakeholders and to the public. Minimum qualifications include: 1) a masters in conservation science (or commensurate experience); 2) demonstrated leadership in a broad spectrum of business management domains; 3) excellent written and oral communication skills; 4) computer proficiency in MS Office, accounting, statistical, and ArcGIS software; 5) a proficiency in grant writing and reporting; and 6) a valid vehicle operator’s license, own vehicle and willingness to travel. Other formal management training (e.g. MBA or equivalent experience), online publishing, and wilderness travel experience are preferred. Applications should include: 1) a letter describing the applicant's qualifications and experience related to the position; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) names and addresses of three references; and 4) a one-page writing sample such as an abstract for a grant proposal, published paper, or a press release. Please email all application materials as pdf attachments to Robert.Heinzman@gmail.com. The position is accountable to the Executive Director. The position requires living in Southeastern Florida. Responsibilities: · Day-to-day operational management and development of IRC’s conservation programs, including coordinating teams, setting priorities, and advising senior management on needs to be addressed. · Liaise with contract partners and other stakeholders in the execution of projects, ensuring reliable invoicing, reporting, and relationship development. · Provide/oversee operations, including HR, IT, and finance. · Provide budgetary oversight and reporting to ED and Board of Directors. · Work with staff to develop and carry out effective fundraising, communication, education, display, and public outreach related to plant conservation. · Ensure application, acquisition of, and adherence to appropriate government permits and memoranda of understanding. Review of applications will begin on April 15, 2012. Posted: 3/27/12.

Program Director, Environmental Leadership & Training Initiative: ELTI, a joint initiative the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies (F&ES) and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI), is an innovative, applied capacity building program on tropical forest conservation and restoration that operates out of Yale University, the Republic of Panama and Singapore. For more information on the position, and for the link to apply, see the full job ad. Posted: 5/10/12.

Seabird Program Director: American Bird Conservancy's Seabird Conservation Program advances the organization's mission by: 1. developing solutions to threats facing the oceanic birds of the Americas; 2. informing and educating policy-makers and resource managers about seabird conservation needs and solutions; and 3. influencing government agencies and multilateral institutions regarding policy, resource allocation, and international conventions that affect seabirds. The Seabird Program Director assists the Vice President for Oceans and Islands in implementing ABC's Seabird Program goals. S/he is responsible for implementing an ambitious strategic plan for seabird conservation in the Americas; developing and implementing on-the-ground conservation projects to counter threats faced by the hemisphere's imperiled seabirds; developing capacity in partner organizations abroad; reaching out to US and foreign governments and helping to ensure adequate funding for the program. The Seabird Program Director reports to the Vice President for Oceans and Islands. Duties:. Develop and implement an ambitious seabird conservation program to protect seabirds and address their most pressing threats. The program will protect the most imperiled seabirds in the Americas as well as counter broad-scale threats to seabirds. Key program areas include protecting critical nesting sites for rare/endangered seabirds and the most productive nesting sites for seabirds that are more common, reducing or eliminating the threats to seabirds from fisheries bycatch and food web disruption, and reducing threats from invasive mammals and plants.. Advocate for sound policies at the national and international levels to protect seabirds and their habitats and to reduce threats.. Increase awareness of seabirds in key local communities and with major decision-makers.. Build collaborative partnerships, both nationally and internationally, to carry out this program.. Identify science needs and work with others to secure answers.. Be a public spokesperson for seabirds and their conservation. Requirements:. A MS or PhD in policy, natural resources, law, business or related field preferred. Excellent background and understanding of conservation practices and bird conservation needs, seabirds specifically, and environmental policy issues.. At least three years of experience in policy advocacy and conservation, and at least one year of international experience.. Demonstrated ability to translate strategic, visionary ideas into functioning, sustainable programs and initiatives.. Ability to develop creative, energetic conservation and advocacy campaigns that produce lasting results. Ability to deliver conservation results that benefit seabirds.. Experience in working with international partners, networks, and governments. Demonstrated success in working with a work wide variety of people and partner institutions, and in cross-cultural situations.. Ability to build, lead and manage multiple campaigns or projects concurrently, and meet deadlines. Ability to both take direction and build consensus.. Excellent oral and written communications skills.. Spoken and written proficiency in English and Spanish are required. Spoken and written proficiency in Portuguese desired.. Able to travel, often on short notice.. Highly committed to conservation and to ABC's conservation mission (see www.abcbirds.org).. The position will be based in The Plains, Virginia. To apply, email a cover letter and resume to: Merrie Morrison, Vice President of Operations at hr@abcbirds.org Deadline: Monday 16 April 2012. Posted: 3/27/12.

Executive Director: The Society for Ecological Restoration (SER) is currently seeking an Executive Director. SER is a registered 501c3 not-for-profit organization that is based in Washington D.C., with over 2,000 members from 37 countries. Its mission is to promote ecological restoration as a means of sustaining the diversity of life on earth and re-establishing an ecologically healthy relationship between nature and culture. The Executive Director is responsible for the professional management and leadership of the Society and for securing funding for SER initiatives and operating expenses. S/he will implement the Society's policies, programs, and strategic plan and provide leadership to advance the mission. The Executive Director, working in concert with the Board of Directors, SER staff, SER members, chapter leaders, volunteers, and partners will advance SER's position as the primary source of expertise on issues related to ecological restoration worldwide. S/he will develop budgets and effectively manage funds, write development plans, and pursue funding opportunities to support operating expenses, strategic initiatives, and investments. S/he should have the capability to direct the implementation of stated programs and initiatives with minimal resources and to achieve success. See the full posting (pdf) for requirements and more details. To apply please send a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements by January 20, 2012 to Mary Travaglini (mary@ser.org), Interim Executive Director. Posted: 1/12/12.

Executive Director - Environmental Center of Bucknell University: Established in 2004, the mission of the Bucknell University Environmental Center (BUEC) is to integrate perspectives from the natural and social sciences, humanities, and engineering to enhance student, faculty, staff, and community learning regarding complex contemporary environmental issues and the interactions between human beings and nature over time. The BUEC seeks to have national level impact by developing and implementing applied research, curricular, and outreach programs in areas such as watershed studies, sustainability studies, and community-based cultural studies, among others. In addition, drawing upon Bucknell’s historic strengths in liberal arts eduction, BUEC’s support of innovative curricular programs looks to provide a national model for interdisciplinary undergraduate environmental studies across multiple departments and programs. The Executive Director is responsible for overall leadership and management of the BUEC, its staff, and its programs. Minimum Qualifications: 1) Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree in an academic or professional discipline relevant to the Center's thematic foci and programming. 2) Evidence of substantive professional accomplishment, including scholarship, teaching, and mentoring. 3) Evidence of fundraising accomplishments and overall programmatic and budgetary responsibility at a substantive and diverse level. 4) Ability to represent effectively the Center and the University with a broad range of internal and external groups and organizations in furthering the mission and goals of the Center and the University's instructional programs. 5) Evidence of professional engagement in environmental studies from an interdisciplinary standpoint, including approaches in either arts, engineering, humanities, natural sciences or social sciences. 6) Excellent oral and written communication skills. Interested applicants should apply on Bucknell University’s online recruiting website and select “Jobs at Bucknell” for details. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2011, and will continue until the position is filled. Posted: 10/24/11.

Executive Director, Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute: Established in 1972, the Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute (SOEI), an organization dedicated to applying scientific knowledge and community-based cultural and sustainability studies to complex environmental issues, invites applications and nominations for the position of Executive Director. Located on the shores of Lake Superior in Ashland, Wisconsin, the Institute and Northland College seek an innovative, dedicated, entrepreneurial leader to deepen and extend collaboration, research, and conversation among a growing network of partners. In the years ahead, SOEI will renew its mission by: (1) nurturing the next generation of scientific and community leaders through research, invention, and applied learning programs; (2) supporting preservation and restoration of ecological communities in the Lake Superior Watershed; (3) facilitating communities of conversation and collaboration around multifaceted ecological and social issues; (4) serving as an innovation engine for the College by connecting faculty, staff, and students to issues of sustainability and resilience; and (5) expanding the reach and impact of Northland by connecting us to state and national partnerships, policy discussions, and progressive sustainability initiatives. The Executive Director is the Institute's primary voice, leader, and partnership coordinator. The position serves on the President's Cabinet, supports a collaborative leadership model, and is accountable to the Northland College President. Requirements: 1. Master's degree relevant to the Institute's foci and programming, terminal degree preferred; 2. Evidence of 10 years of successful professional leadership of broad-based initiatives focused on innovative and sustainable systems; 3. Demonstrated visionary and innovative leadership in responsive program planning and implementation; 4. Evidence of responsibility for complex, organizational fiscal matters, including an understanding of budget management and grants administration; 5. Evidence of successful marketing and/or fundraising; 6. Inspired reciprocal and goal-oriented partnership development as evidenced by successful community collaboration and project implementation; 7. Experience working with governing boards and advisory groups. 8. Excellent oral, written and technological communication skills with the ability to express complex or specialized content in understandable terms. To apply go to www.northland.edu/jobs, select the position, and attach a letter of application, a current resume, and contact information for five references in PDF format. Review of applications will begin March 1, 2012; candidates are advised to apply by then for best review. Questions regarding the position should be directed to search chairs Dr. Alan Brew (abrew@northland.edu) and Michele Meyer (mmeyer@northland.edu). Posted: 2/6/12.

Director, Science: The American Geophysical Union (AGU) is currently seeking a Director, Science to oversee and strategically lead the facilitation of AGU scientific knowledge and scientific talent development in support of all goals of AGU's strategic plan. The person in this position will serve as the senior staff for the AGU Council, partnering with council chair and ED/CEO in setting council agendas and overseeing implementation of council work plans. The person will facilitate working relationships and communicate scientific information between and among the Council, sections and focus groups, committees, board members, AGU members, internal staff and external partners. The Director will be responsible for establishing programmatic partnerships and collaborating with other scientific societies to develop and implement memorandums of understanding as well as oversee AGU's honors and recognition programs and AGU's programs for advancing scientific careers. For more information, and to apply online, see the full job ad. Posted: 2/20/12.

Director: The Canadian Institute for Ecology and Evolution (CIEE/ICEE) seeks candidates for the position of Director. CIEE/ICEE is a national platform to identify and solve important problems in ecology and evolution through working groups, workshops, and other fora. In its first three years, the Institute has mounted working groups on global patterns in plankton dynamics, the application of science in implementation of the Species at Risk Act, networking of Canadian field stations and, coming this spring, the effects of rising temperatures on food web structure. The Institute also sponsors training workshops in conjunction with the Canadian Society of Ecology and Evolution, and in June will give it first graduate mini-course, Landscape Genetics. CIEE/ICEE is now poised for membership and budgetary expansion, and the new Director will provide leadership and strategic direction as CIEE/ICEE continues to grow and mature. The Director is appointed by CIEE/ICEE's Management Board (3-year, renewable term) and receives a $5000 yearly allowance. A Director can be located anywhere. Responsibilities: • INSTITUTE DEVELOPMENT: The Director proposes and develops new and innovative programs and partnerships that advance the CIEE/ICEE mission. This includes the recruitment and retention of member institutions. • PROGRAMS: The Director issues calls for proposals for CIEE/ICEE programs and, with advice from the Scientific Advisory Group, selects proposals for funding. (An Associate Director arranges practical aspects of CIEE/ICEE programs, such as travel and housing.) • COMMUNICATIONS AND OUTREACH: The Director communicates information on CIEE/ICEE programs and accomplishments within the Institute, to relevant administrative officers at member institutions, and to the community of potential users. • FUNDRAISING: The Director seeks financial support from governmental granting programs, universities, private donors, and other sources. The Management Board and the Associate Director assist with this responsibility. • BUDGET: The Director (in consultation with the Associate Director) proposes a budget for approval by the Management Board. The Directorship of CIEE/ICEE is an opportunity to have a major influence on the direction of ecological and evolutionary research, and its application, in Canada. To learn more about this opportunity, contact the Chair of the Management Board (Stephen Heard, stephen.heard@unb.ca, 506-452-6047). Applications will be accepted immediately and until the position is filled (send a letter of interest and a CV to stephen.heard@unb.ca). Posted: 1/30/12.

Director, Alaska Coastal Rainforest Center: The University of Alaska Southeast is recruiting for the position of Director, Alaska Coastal Rainforest Center (ACRC). The successful candidate will be a results-oriented person who will combine strong scientific credentials with results-oriented organizational leadership. We anticipate that the successful applicant will be eligible for term faculty rank at UAS at the assistant or associate professor level. The position is located in Juneau, Alaska. Some travel, including to international destinations, is required. Required: Master's degree in an academic field directly relevant to ACRC's mission and five or more years as an organizational leader. Preferred: An earned doctorate in an academic discipline relevant to the ACRC mission. Appointment to a UAS term faculty position in conjunction with this position may require status of an earned doctorate. The recruitment is for a three-year term appointment (12 months annually) with a possibility of renewal based upon funding and successful performance. Review of applications begins March 1, 2012. For details and to apply, see www.uakjobs.com, posting number #0063339. Posted: 1/19/12.

Director of Science, North Carolina Chapter: The Director of Science serves as the lead scientist for the North Carolina Chapter of The Nature Conservancy. In this role, S/he ensures that good science guides and informs the conservation activities of the Chapter and creates the scientific vision for the Chapter through anticipation of challenges, threats, and opportunities that have the potential to affect our work. S/he collaborates on applied conservation science, provides technical support and guidance on conservation planning activities to conservation staff. S/he works on issues related to climate change both in North Carolina and in collaboration with other TNC science practitioners across the country. S/he works closely with partners in public agencies, other environmental organizations and universities to develop research focused on solving real conservation challenges and innovative approaches to dealing with emerging conservation issues. The Director of Science helps guide the conservation efforts of the Chapter by participating in long-term planning and prioritization of programs and projects as a member of the chapter Conservation Steering Committee. S/he ensures that the chapter complies with the scientific policies and procedures of The Nature Conservancy and oversees the work of planning teams to ensure efficiency, synergy, and effective engagement of external partners. S/he collaborates with scientists and resource managers within and outside of TNC to develop and disseminate sound scientific standards and methodologies and implement adaptive management of TNC projects. For full job description, and to apply for this position (39669), go to https://careers.nature.org/. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on February 12, 2012. Posted: 1/19/12.

Director of Conservation Science: The Director of Conservation Science will help Audubon California focus on the highest priority conservation challenges facing birds in California and the Pacific Flyway. Ensure that Audubon is prepared to address important bird conservation issues such as trends in bird populations and threats to birds and their habitats. Be responsible for bringing the best possible science to guide Audubon California’s work. Serve as a science ambassador and networker connecting Audubon with conservation leaders and partners, building partnerships and staying current with developments in conservation science to ensuring that the best ideas and practices are incorporated into our work. Serve as a spokesperson and a representative for Audubon in the media, before the legislature and at conferences. Qualifications: Ph.D. with 5+ years of experience outside of academia, good knowledge of birds in Western North America, excellent field identification skills, experience with bird census methods, and strong interpersonal skills with proven record of public speaking to a variety of audiences. Additional desired skills include working knowledge of natural resource agencies and environmental laws, spatial and ecological modeling, and statistical analysis. Must be willing to travel and possess valid driver's license for state and regional travel and have the physical ability to lead trips and carry equipment over rough terrain. More details and to apply. Posted: 9/23/11.

Associate Director, Highlands Biological Station: The Highlands Biological Station, an Inter-institutional Center of the University of North Carolina located in Highlands, North Carolina and administered by Western Carolina University seeks a full-time Associate Director whose duties will be split between Station administration duties and (fall semesters) program coordination with some academic instruction. Salary is $43-46k per year, commensurate with experience, plus full NC State benefits. Primary duties. (1) Assist with administration of the Highlands Biological Station, including assisting the Executive Director with staff supervision, operations and planning, budget oversight, grant-writing, and other efforts aimed at institutional improvement as well as scheduling, implementation, and oversight of instructional and research activities at the Biological Station. (2) Co-direct, with the Executive Director, an annual fall semester-in-residence program held at HBS in cooperation with UNC-Chapel Hill's Institute for the Environment. Responsibilities for this program include planning and coordination, some teaching at the advanced undergraduate level (likely to include modules in conservation biology, biodiversity, biogeography, and related topics), and assistance with coordinating student research internships and group project. Required: The successful candidate must have a PhD in biological sciences, environmental sciences, or a related field. Applicants should have experience and a strong interest in teaching undergraduates, and be capable of taking on administrative responsibilities related to program planning, management, and grant-