[ECOLOG-L] Post Doctoral Fellow Position, Modeling Climate and Wildlife Interactions

Postdoctoral Fellow Position:
Modeling climate and wildfire interactions

The Harvard Forest invites applications for a post-doctoral researcher to
work with Dr. Jonathan Thompson. The successful candidate will contribute
to a multi-institutional project, funded by the National Science
Foundation, working to understand the potential for climate change to
force a critical transition from a stable forest-dominated landscape to a
stable shrub-dominated landscape within the Klamath region of Oregon and
California. The researcher will utilize the LANDIS-II (www.landis-ii.org)
succession and disturbance modeling framework to simulate climate change
effects on wildfire regimes and vegetation dynamics, thereby projecting
the potential for and mechanisms driving a critical transition. There is
an expectation that the research will make significant contributions in
theoretical and applied ecology. Learn more here:



Work Location: The post-doc will be based at Harvard Forest in Petersham,

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. (awarded by start date) in forest ecology,
forestry, geography, or related field; Capable of conducting complex
spatial analyses (e.g. landscape simulation, GIS, remote sensing, and
spatial statistics); Experience with simulation modeling of large data;
Skilled at scripting within the R and/or Python programming languages;
Evidence of strong scholarship, including peer-reviewed publications;
Proven ability to plan and conduct independent research projects from
beginning to end.

Preferred Experience: Prior use of LANDIS or other forest succession and
disturbance models; experience modeling wildfire using BFOLDS, FARSITE, or
other fire behavior or spread models;

Appointment: Review of applications will begin on 11/15/2014. There is
flexibility around the start date, but not past April 2015. Initial
appointment of one year is renewable for up to an additional 1.5 years
based on performance.

Salary: $44000 plus health insurance benefits through Harvard University

To apply: Send CV, PDFs of relevant publications, and the names and
contact info for three references to Jonathan Thompson:

Harvard Forest, an internationally recognized center for basic and applied
research in ecology, conservation and ecosystem studies, with 40 full-time
staff is one of 26 Long Term Ecological Research sites across the country
sponsored by the National Science Foundation. The Forest facilities
include a research and administrative complex, 3500 acres of land, and
residential buildings. The Forest is located in Petersham, a small rural
town in north central Massachusetts about 70 miles west of Cambridge. For
more information, visit http://harvardforest.fas.harvard.edu.

[ES_JOBS_NET] Tenure-track Assistant Professor/Environmental Soil Microbiology:

The Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences at New Mexico
State University seeks applicants for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in
Environmental Soil Microbiology
The closing date for applications:  12/31/2014
For the full job posting and instructions to apply for the position:   http://ift.tt/1oDELUk [1] 
New Mexico State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer; Minorities, Females, Veterans, and those with a Disability are
encouraged to apply.

[GilbertClub] Assistant Professor position in Basin Analysis – Geneva

Dear colleagues, 

Please forward this announcement for a a position in our department in Geneva:


The Faculty of Science of the University of Geneva wishes to fill a position of 

Assistant PROFESSOR (tenure track) in the area of quantitative basin analysis and regional seismics 

The duties associated with this full-time tenure track Assistant Professor position include developing a dynamic research program at highest international level directed at understanding the complex interaction between global geodynamics and rock properties and their effects on basin formation and evolution at a regional scale, and securing external funding. The successful candidate is expected to teach at the Bachelor and Master levels (the latter in the frame of the Ecole lémanique des sciences de la Terre – ELSTE), and will supervise Master and PhD theses. 

The position holder will work in the frame of a large multi-disciplinary research team working on topics related to deep geo-energy reservoirs, specifically for enhanced geothermal systems and CO2 storage in saline aquifers. The successful candidate and his group are expected to participate in a growing cross-disciplinary research program in the frame of inter-university networks of the Swiss Competence Centers for Energy Research (SCCER), with strong ties to other national and international partner institutions and industry. 

We are seeking a geoscientist with an applied geophysical background to lead investigations on quantitative analysis, evolution and physical and chemical properties of sedimentary basins, with innovative applications to quantitative evaluation of geo-energy in the subsurface (geothermal energy, hydrocarbons, CO2 storage and sequestration, underground gas storage). He/She will have a PhD in geology / Earth sciences and will master the integration of geophysical data (e.g. reflection seismic, gravity data) with borehole and field/outcrop data aimed at reconstructing the depositional and tectonic evolution of sedimentary basins. A track record of industry experience and acquiring external funding will be considered advantageous for the final selection. A strong record of publications in international, peer-reviewed journals is an essential requirement for the successful candidate. 

STARTING DATE: April 1st, 2015 or as agreed with the successful applicant. 

Applications including a cover letter, detailed CV together with a list of publications, copy of highest degrees/diploma, research and teaching statements, and list of referees who can later be contacted directly by the search committee, should be submitted exclusively on-line http://ift.tt/1hgA1uZ before November 30th, 2014 (0:00 Geneva time). APPLICATIONS SENT BY EMAIL SHALL NOT BE ACCEPTED. 

Complementary information may be obtained at the email address scienceopenings@unige.ch. 

More details on the Department of Earth Sciences can be found on http://ift.tt/1tzdeon

The University of Geneva is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications by female candidates. 



Pr. Sebastien CastelltortDepartment of Earth SciencesUniversity of Geneva, Switzerland(+41) 22 379 66 16sebastien.castelltort@unige.ch

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[ECOLOG-L] Faculty Positions in Geospatial Analysis

Geospatial Faculty Positions

The University of Central Florida (UCF) is in a hiring campaign to recruit 200 new faculty for Fall 2015. UCF seeks to strengthen its research mission and academic offerings in the broad interdisciplinary area of Geospatial Analysis. In support of this effort, the College of Sciences has established three tenure-earning assistant professor positions expected to begin in fall 2015. Ideal candidates will have a strong background in the application of GIS and other geospatial analytical approaches to address questions in their research area, a desire to collectively build curricula centered on geospatial science, and a passion for integrating multiple disciplines to confront challenges facing society.

Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. from an accredited institution by the time of hire in a suitable field, a research record that demonstrates expertise in the use of geospatial analysis methods, and research and teaching interests that complement and expand existing departmental strengths. We seek candidates with the potential to develop high-quality, extramurally-funded research programs appropriate for a Carnegie very high research activity university and to help develop both undergraduate and graduate certificate programs in GIScience/Geospatial Analysis. Experience and commitment to collaborative, interdisciplinary research is highly desirable.

Examples of research areas include (but are not limited to) conservation and sustainability, coupled human-natural systems, criminology, cultural/demographic/economic/political/social behavior and dynamics, environmental/social justice/health politics and policy, global change, human/natural disasters, landscape archaeology, national security, and urban studies and policy.

UCF is committed to the development of new hires in interdisciplinary clusters. Faculty will be expected to strengthen both their tenure home department (Anthropology, Biology, Political Science, or Sociology) as well as the geospatial cluster. It is expected that there will be both individual and interdisciplinary infrastructure and startup associated with these three new positions. Each new faculty member will have a unique interdisciplinary mentoring team to foster intellectual breadth and to facilitate integrative capacity to strengthen the success of the cluster.

Candidates must apply online at http://ift.tt/1v0x1Zp (Position #37456) and attach the following materials: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references. In the cover letter candidates should address their background in geospatial analysis, current and planned future research directions, and GIScience courses that they could develop and teach, and should identify the department(s) for their potential tenure home.

The search committee will begin reviewing applications December 1, 2014 and continue to accept applications until January 1, 2015.
The University of Central Florida is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. All applicants are encouraged to apply, including minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

For more information about these positions please contact the Geospatial Cluster Search Chair, Dr. Cynthia Young, Associate Dean in the College of Sciences at Cynthia.Young@ucf.edu.

[Met-jobs] Ecosystem/Socioecological Modeller

Ecosystem/Socioecological Modeller

* Develop and lead projects in the climate and natural resource management sectors
* Play a key role in the development of research programs vital to Australia’s marine research
* Join CSIRO’s Marine Ecosystem Modelling team

CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research (CMAR) is currently seeking an Ecosystem / Socioecological Modeller to join the team, conducting research into ecosystem-based management of the coastal and offshore waters of Australia in relation to activities such as fishing, energy, tourism, environmental conservation, and urban and rural development. The approach is based on a scientific understanding of the functioning and dynamics of ecological systems and the interactions of multiple human activities within them. The work will include: collation and analysis of spatial and temporal data; modelling of ecological and socioecological processes; and development and implementation of complex marine ecosystem models. This position will provide the successful applicant with opportunities to play a key role in the development of a strong program of research within a multi-disciplinary group of about 30 scientists in this vital area of Australia’s marine research.

Specifically you will:

* Improve and apply the Atlantis ecosystem model to understand and predict the responses of marine and coastal systems to natural and anthropogenic changes.
* Evaluate the potential effectiveness of ecosystem based management strategies, such as spatial management, land-use zoning, effluent/pollutant controls, fisheries regulation and improved monitoring to provide robust advice to add natural resource management.
* Interact with other researchers from CSIRO and from the broader research and resource management communities to identify research priorities and develop new project proposals.
* Lead projects and participate in planning and management of project resources. Work with other project staff to deliver project objectives.
* Contribute to the CMAR scientific leadership in the discipline of sustainability science and its applications.

Salary: AUD$106k – $124k plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Location: Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Term: Indefinite
Reference Number: TAS14/01135

To be considered, you will have:

* A PhD and substantial research experience in ecological modelling and formulating, implementing and applying models of aquatic ecosystems, including trophic and biophysical interactions in a spatially-explicit context.
* Understanding of physical and biogeochemical processes in marine environments and/or social and behavioural drivers of human behaviour.
* Experience in the initiation of original research work and development of innovative approaches to research problems.
* Proven ability to liaise with the scientific community to draw together the information sources required for assembling ecosystem models.
* Ability to work as part of a team in solving scientific problems, achieving joint goals, fulfilling funding agency milestones, writing proposals and reports, and attracting funding agency support.
* Effective communication of research results and their general implications to a wide variety of audiences and a substantial record of research excellence.
* Please note that we will consider candidates who do not meet all the selection criteria at a slightly lower level. You are still encouraged to apply if you have some of the selection criteria and are looking for a development opportunity.

Applications close 30 November 2014 at 11:30pm AEST

About CSIRO: Australia is founding its future on science and innovation. Its national science agency, CSIRO is a powerhouse of ideas, technologies and skills for building prosperity, growth, health and sustainability. It serves governments, industries, business and communities across the nation. Find out more http://www.csiro.au

To apply, please visit:

[Met-jobs] OCE Postdoctoral Fellow: Tropical Variability under global warming

OCE Postdoctoral Fellow: Tropical Variability under global warming

* An exciting Postdoctoral Fellowship until 30 June 2016
* Work on the processes governing tropical variability, their simulation in climate models and their response, and the response of their teleconnection to greenhouse warming
* Join CSIRO, Australia’s leading scientific research organisation!
CSIRO’s Office of the Chief Executive (OCE) Science Leader Postdoctoral Fellowships provide opportunities to scientists and engineers to launch their careers, gain experience that will enhance career prospects and facilitate for CSIRO the development of potential leaders. These positions will carry out innovative research of strategic importance to CSIRO that will produce novel and important scientific outcomes in collaboration with others. In this role you will work on the processes governing tropical variability, their simulation in climate models, and their response, and the response of their teleconnection, to greenhouse warming.

In this role, you will:

* Under guidance of the supervisors, lead the effort that addresses how the annual cycle and long-term mean state of the equatorial Pacific and Indian Ocean will change under global warming.
* Use outputs from about 40 climate models participating in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change to examine if there is systematic relationship between mean state changes in the equatorial Pacific/Indian Ocean and changes in the properties of El Niño/Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) events.
* Carry out innovative, impactful research of strategic importance that will where possible lead to novel and important scientific outcomes. Contribute to the development of innovative concepts and ideas for further research.
* Prepare appropriate conference papers and present those at conferences as agreed with your supervisor.
* Produce high quality scientific papers suitable for publication in quality journals, for client reports and granting of patents; and undertake regular reviews of relevant literature and patents.
* Undertake an appropriate training and development program developed by CSIRO.
Location: Aspendale, Melbourne, Victoria
Salary: $78,000 – $88,000 plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Reference: VIC14/02976
Term: Contract until 30 June 2016

To be successful, you will have:

* A doctorate (or will shortly satisfy the requirements of a PhD) in a relevant discipline area, such as climate sciences, mathematics, Meteorology and Oceanography. To be eligible, by 30 June 2016 you must have no more than 6 years of relevant postdoctoral experience.
* High level written and oral communication skills with the ability to represent the research team effectively, including at national and international conferences. A record of publications in quality, peer reviewed journals.
* Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary research team, plus the motivation and discipline to carry out autonomous research.
* Well-developed knowledge of ENSO or the IOD dynamics and their respective feedback processes.
* Strong ability in writing computer programs and in data analysis method/approach and techniques.
* A history of professional and respectful behaviours and attitudes in a collaborative environment, where successful partnerships and/or outcomes have resulted.
* A record of science innovation, applying creativity and originality to problem solving, plus the ability & willingness to incorporate novel ideas and approaches into scientific investigations.
* Experience in sophisticated statistical methods, attention to detail and accuracy in work are highly desirable.
Note: This role will remain open until filled.

To apply, please visit:

[ECOLOG-L] Smithsonian Postdoctoral Fellowship: Modeling Development Scenarios and Ecosystem Services

Postdoctoral Fellowship Announcement
Modeling Development Scenarios and Ecosystem Services in Peru

Context: The Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) conducts
research and monitoring to study, understand, predict, and integrate
biodiversity conservation needs with development priorities of large
infrastructure projects. Guided by the principles of the Convention on
Biological Diversity, SCBI has worked with a select group of oil and gas
companies since 1996 to develop conservation and development best
practices for conserving biodiversity and ecosystem services that
benefit humans and wildlife. Since May 2014, SCBI has been working in
the Madre de Dios Department of Southeast Peru to study biodiversity and
intends to develop conservation and sustainable development scenarios
with stakeholders. SCBI is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to study
development activities in the region, ecosystem services, landscape
connectivity, and changes in past and future land use through modelling.

Research description: 1) conduct a bibliographic synthesis of models and
methods available for modelling land use changes and assessing
connectivity and relevant ecosystem services; 2) develop and implement
innovative models and methods in the study area; 3) produce land use
management scenario outcomes; 4) prepare high quality reports and high
impact scientific papers related to the research project; and 5)
contribute to other research and conservation activities within SCBI.

Qualifications: We are seeking a highly motivated individual with the
following qualifications:
1. a PhD by December 2014 in biostatistics, natural resources
management, ecology, geography, economics, or a related discipline;
2. experience with application of spatial models, such as hydrology,
Landis and Invest; experience with ArcGIS; computer programming ability;
3. strong writing skills and publication experience;
4. scientific project management skills and the ability to work
5. excellent communication skills and the ability to work well in small
6. fluency in English; oral and written proficiency in Spanish;
7. physical capability to work outdoors in a variety of conditions; and
8. willing to travel to Peru.

Application: Applicants should submit: 1) a letter of interest detailing
their qualifications for the position, 2) a curriculum vitae, and 3)
three professional references with contact information (institution,
email address, phone number). These documents can be sent by email to
Sulema Castro (CastroS@si.edu) with the indication “Peru SP-ES postdoc
application” in the subject line.

Starting date: January 2015

Location: Based in Washington, DC, USA with trips to Peru

Duration: One year, renewable depending on project scope and outcomes

Application deadline: November 17, 2014.

[GilbertClub] Invitation to apply for tenure-track Assistant Professor of Planetary Science in the School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University

” Tenure-track Assistant Professor/Environmental Soil Microbiology:” has been
added by Jennifer Williams to Listserve – CZEN on CZEN.org.

The Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences at New Mexico
State University seeks applicants for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in
Environmental Soil Microbiology

The closing date for applications:  12/31/2014

For the full job posting and instructions to apply for the position:
https://jobs.nmsu.edu/postings/19981 [1]

New Mexico State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer; Minorities, Females, Veterans, and those with a Disability are
encouraged to apply.

Listserve – CZEN: Tenure-track Assistant Professor/Environmental Soil Microbiology:

Greetings James King,

” Tenure-track Assistant Professor/Environmental Soil Microbiology:” has been
added by Jennifer Williams to Listserve – CZEN on CZEN.org.

The Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences at New Mexico
State University seeks applicants for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in
Environmental Soil Microbiology


The closing date for applications:  12/31/2014


For the full job posting and instructions to apply for the position:   
http://ift.tt/1oDELUk [1] 


New Mexico State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer; Minorities, Females, Veterans, and those with a Disability are
encouraged to apply.

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Listserve – CZEN: Biogeochemistry/ Ecohydrology postdoc Utah

Greetings James King,

“Biogeochemistry/ Ecohydrology postdoc Utah” has been added by Paul Brooks to
Listserve – CZEN on CZEN.org.

The iUTAH (innovative Urban Transitions and Aridregion
Hydro-sustainability) project anticipates hiring 2-4 postdoctoral fellows
the next 9 months to work with hydrologists, ecologists, biogeochemists,
climate scientists, social scientists, planners, and engineers.  The
successful candidate for this position
will work with iUTAH faculty and students at a facility consisting of both a
scale urban hydro-observatory and experimental bioretention systems. We are
particularly interested in an individual whose research will focus on coupled
hydrological and biogeochemical processes in urban catchment ecosystems,
modeling, observational, and experimental approaches. It is expected that
postdoctoral research will help to 1) quantify the spatial and temporal
patterns in how urbanization impacts water quality and quantity, and 2)
in the development and evaluation of solutions (green infrastructure) to
pressing water quality issues at the mountain to urban transition.
about all four available positions can be found at
http://iutahepscor.org/opportunities.html [1].


The successful candidate will become a post-doctoral associate at the
of Utah for an initial period of one year. Renewal for a second year is
subject to satisfactory progress and the availability of funds.

Expected Background: Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline
with training
in one or more of the following areas: hydrology, biogeochemistry,
environmental engineering, water resources engineering, or ecosystem science.
Experience in spatial analysis, modeling,
isotopic and biogeochemical tracers, and working with large spatial and
temporal data sets will be viewed favorably. Excellent written and oral
communication skills as well as experience or willingness to work in both
and laboratory settings required.   Priority in reviewing applications will
be given to applicants who have demonstrated
interest in bridging across disciplines and training in a team setting.


Larger Project: The iUTAH Project is building an integrated
research platform to study coupled human-natural water systems along a
montane-through-urban gradient in three watersheds along the Wasatch Front of
northern Utah.  This region is
experiencing unusually rapid population growth and climate models predict
dramatic changes in water availability. Understanding water sustainability in
this region requires an interdisciplinary approach to studying the linked
biophysical, social, and engineered aspects of urban water systems. More
information can be found at http://iutahepscor.org/ [2].

Application Process: Applications must consist of a single PDF file,
containing (in this
order): cover letter, statement of research interests, curriculum vitae, and
the names, expertise, and contact information of three references. Applicants
may also include as a separate part of their submission separate PDFs for up
three of their peer-reviewed publications relevant to their application. For
inquiries, please contact Steve Burian (steve.burian@utah.edu [3]) or Paul
(paul.brooks@utah.edu [4]).  Completed
applications should be sent to iutepscor@gmail.com [5].  The review of
applications begins immediately
for a preferred start date in early 2015


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