[ECOLOG-L] NEON Job Opening-D03-FL Field Technician I- Instrumentation (Limnology secondary emphasis)

Field Technician I- Instrumentation (with Limnology preferred secondary
emphasis)
Location: Gainesville, FL US Worker Category :Regular Full-Time

COMPANY OVERVIEW
Battelle and its affiliate, Battelle Ecology, Inc. manages and operates
the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEONTM) project, which is
solely funded by the National Science Foundation. A 30+ year project
dedicated to understanding how changes in climate, land use and invasive
species impact ecology, the observatory’s scientists and engineers are
collecting a comprehensive range of ecological data on a continental
scale across 20 eco-climatic domains representing US ecosystems. Our
teams use cutting-edge technology, including an airborne observation
platform that captures images of regional landscapes and vegetation;
mobile, relocatable, and fixed data collection sites with automated
ground sensors to monitor soil and atmosphere; and trained field crews
who observe and sample populations of diverse organisms and collect soil
and water data. Once structures are completed, a leading edge
cyberinfrastructure will calibrate, store and publish this information.
The Observatory includes more than 500+ personnel and is the first of
its kind designed to detect and enable forecasting of ecological change
at continental scales.

JOB SUMMARY
The Field Technician reports to the Field Operations Manager and will be
hired as a Field Technician I level depending on skills, experience, and
education.
• Field Technician I – The Field Technician I is a biological
sampling lead performing seasonal and periodic sampling activities and
sample processing. Seasonal field sampling is conducted with the
assistance of temporary field crews under the guidance of the Field
Technician.

LOCATION
Domain 3 is headquartered in Gainesville, Florida, home of the
University of Florida. This is a nice medium sized college town with a
lot to do in off hours. The climate is hot and wet during the summer and
cool and dry in winter. Frequent thunderstorms occur from late spring
through the summer and sometimes into fall. This is also the hurricane
season.

We travel frequently since our remote sites are the Disney Wilderness
Preserve (about 2.5 hours south), and the JW Jones Ecological Research
Center in Georgia (about 4.5 hours north). The Disney site is a wetland
project so the ground is frequently wet. Sampling at these sites is
usually an overnight trip, sometimes all week. Lodging is provided and
expenses are reimbursed. The local site is the Ordway Swisher Biological
Field station (University of Florida) in nearby Melrose.

The terrain is generally flat with some rolling hills. The plant
communities vary by site and range from flatwoods matrix with wetlands
at Disney and varying degrees of sandhill at both Ordway Swisher (local)
and Jones (Georgia). There is a high degree of plant and animal
diversity. There are many stinging insects and plants that cause rashes.
Since this is the south, there are poisonous snakes, and alligators to
contend with, but if you’re careful they won’t be an
issue

[Met-jobs] Job Vacancy – Postdoctoral position in Regional Earth System Modeling at UCLA

Postdoctoral position in Regional Earth System Modeling at UCLA

 

The UCLA Dept. of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences has received a 5-year NSF Collaborative Research award for assessment of the future evolution of the four Eastern Boundary Upwelling Systems
(EBUS). This project aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of the consequences of climate change and its interplay with decadal variability over the coming decades in coastal upwelling systems. As described below, UCLA seeks one postdoctoral scholar
to work on this project.

The postdoctoral scholars will oversee continued development and application of atmospheric (WRF) and oceanic (ROMS) components, including physical and biogeochemical aspects (BEC model). Development
activities will concentrate mainly on improvement of the coupled model, while applications include analyses of coastal air-sea interaction, and mechanisms of climate change (e.g., cloud response, wind, upwelling, biogeochemical response). The position will
be supervised by Dr. Lionel Renault and will also involve collaboration with other faculty and researchers within UCLA (Profs. Alex Hall and Jim McWilliams, Drs. Sebastien Masson and Fayçal Kessouri) and University of Washington (Prof. Curtis Deutsch). The
position is available for one year, initially, and will be renewable on an annual basis. It is available immediately, although the start date is negotiable.

Applicants should have a PhD in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences or a related field, effective oral and written communication skills, and an interest in collaborative research and climate change. Strong programming skills are also essential. Experience running
regional or global numerical models will be an advantage, especially WRF, ROMS and/or biogeochemical models. Applicants should submit a brief statement of research interests and goals and a complete CV, including contact information for three references to
Dr. Lionel Renault. Applications should be respectively submitted via email to lrenault at atmos.ucla.edu. Consideration of applications will begin immediately.

UCLA and UW are an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All
qualified applicants, including minorities and women, are encouraged to apply.

[Caglist] Visiting Fellowship – University of Otago

[Met-jobs] Tenure-track Faculty Position at the University of Arizona (USA)

Forwarded from CLIMLIST…

Associate or Full Professor of Geography and Development in Integrated
Land Use Science/Human-Environment Systems

The School of Geography & Development at the University of Arizona seeks
to fill a tenured Associate or Full Professor position in the area of
integrated land use or human-environment systems. We seek a senior
physical or human-environmental scholar with a very strong track record
of grants and publications who can contribute to interdisciplinary
environmental research at the University of Arizona. We are especially
interested in scholars whose research combines (a) the collection, use,
and analysis of biophysical and social data, such as remotely sensed,
census, survey, and ethnographic data, with (b) GIS, modeling, or other
methods, with applications to environmental monitoring, assessment and
management, policy, and/or international development. Substantive areas
of research could include, but are not limited to: earth system
modeling; biogeography; integrated food/energy/water systems;
environmental health; smart cities; land use and conservation; forests
and natural resources, environmental risk, and vulnerability. We expect
the candidate to contribute to the UA tradition of collaborative
integration across physical and social sciences. We seek someone whose
research interests complement existing departmental and university
strengths in environmental and earth science that include water
resources and hydrology, paleoenvironments, climate and meteorology,
forest and ecosystem processes, climate-disease dynamics, political
ecology and development, and urban systems. We are especially interested
in individuals whose research addresses broader impacts and societal
relevance. A Ph.D. in geography or appropriate field of environmental
science is required.

Candidates should submit their statements of research and teaching
interests, curriculum vitae, list of publications, and contact
information for three referees, following the instructions at
for job posting #F20821. Other questions may be
directed to Dr. Connie Woodhouse (), Chair of
the Search Committee. The position will remain open until filled, but
review of applications (and requests for letters of reference) will
begin February 15, 2017, with interviews anticipated before mid-May.

[ES_JOBS_NET] Faculty Position in Earth, Ocean and Environmental Sciences education

From:    Ryan_
The School of the Earth, Ocean & Environment in the College of
Arts and Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track position at
the rank of ASSISTANT PROFESSOR in Earth, Ocean or
Environment Discipline-Based Education Research (DBER).  Successful
candidates will be expected to develop a vibrant, extramurally funded
DBER research program in any area of geosciences, marine sciences, or
environmental sciences university-level education research. We are
especially interested in those whose research focuses on teaching and
learning, learner-centered teaching strategies, and evidence-based
teaching, learning and assessment practices at the undergraduate and
graduate level.  This position is part of an anticipated set of new DBER
faculty positions in the sciences.  Candidates must have a Ph.D. in  an
appropriate field of the natural sciences, and research experience in
teaching and learning. Postdoctoral experience is preferred.  This
person will be responsible for teaching science and DBER courses
appropriate to his/her expertise at the undergraduate and graduate
levels within the School of the Earth, Ocean & Environment.

Applications should be emailed in PDF format to: Kelly Hamilton,
Administrative Coordinator, Earth, Ocean & Environment Education
Research Search Committee, School of the Earth, Ocean & Environment,
University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208; (khamilton@geol.sc.edu). 
Applications should include a curriculum vitae and a statement (4 page
max) describing research accomplishments, future DBER research plans,
teaching interests, and teaching philosophy.  Applicants should arrange
to have at least three letters of reference sent to the committee and
provide a list of the names, mail and email addresses, and phone numbers
for those referees.  Review of applications will begin February 15,
2017, and continue until the position is filled.

The University of South Carolina’s main campus is located in the
state capital, Columbia, close to mountains and coast. The Carnegie
Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has designated the University
as one of only 40 public institutions with “very high research
activity”.  The Carnegie Foundation also lists USC as having strong
community engagement. The University has over 33,000 students on the
main campus, more than 300 degree programs, and a nationally-ranked
library system that includes one of the nation’s largest public film
archives. Columbia’s greater metropolitan area has a population of over
800,000.

The School of the Earth, Ocean & Environment (http://www.seoe.sc.edu/)
is an interdisciplinary unit of approximately 500 undergraduate
students, 80 graduate students, and 42 faculty whose research interests
include geophysics, volcanology/tectonics, sedimentology, water and
energy resources, coastal processes, biogeochemistry/geochemistry,
oceanography, marine ecology, climate change, conservation biology,
sustainability, and environmental policy and history.

The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action, equal
opportunity employer.  Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. The
University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or
employment opportunities or decisions for qualified persons on the basis
of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual
orientation, or veteran status.

[ECOLOG-L] Post-Doc: Tidal Wetland Ecosystem Process Modeler

Project: Coastal Wetland Carbon Sequestration in a Warmer Climate

We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher to join our interdisciplinary
team on an exciting new manipulative experiment that examines the
interactions of warming, elevated CO2, and inundation frequency in
coastal wetland marsh ecosystems. The position focuses on the
development, application, and analysis of new computational models that
couple energy, water, carbon, and nutrient dynamics in tidal wetland
systems. This successful candidate will collaborate with an active
modeling team and be expected to interact closely with other research
groups working on field experiments and observations.

The project focuses on a unique manipulative experiment located at the
Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) in Edgewater, MD. The
manipulative experiment is already underway, and both pre- and post-
treatment results are now available for use by the modeling team. A
broad array of measurements is being gathered routinely, including marsh
elevation, water levels, meteorological conditions, vegetation community
distribution and productivity, plant traits, soil biogeochemistry, and
CO2 and CH4 fluxes. Thanks to a long history of research at the site, a
wealth of observational and experimental data is available to inform
model construction and to evaluate model performance. The primary
objective of the study is to test the hypothesis that warming will
increase both plant production and decomposition, but that the net
effect will be an increase in soil carbon storage.

The candidate will work directly with the land model component of the
new Department of Energy Earth System Model. The full model is known as
ACME (Accelerated Climate Model for Energy), and the land component used
as a starting point for this activity is the ACME Land Model (ALM)
version 1.0. That model includes sophisticated carbon, nitrogen, and
phosphorus biogeochemistry and plant physiology, but has never been
enabled for simulation in a tidal wetland system. New development led by
the candidate will include introduction of redox and pH controls on soil
biogeochemistry (some early work is available as a starting point),
external forcing for water height to mimic tidal variation, and
parameterization of high marsh and low marsh physical environment and
vegetation community.

The new position will have excellent opportunity for creative freedom to
explore alternative approaches and to design the most effective
interactions with observational and experimental project elements.

A strong background in computational modeling is a requirement, with
experience in land, wetland, or tidal system modeling desirable. A
demonstrated record of scientific productivity that includes strong
written and oral communication skills are also required for this
position. Experience collaborating with observationalists and
experimentalists is highly desirable. The ALM v1.0 model uses Fortran90,
and so Fortran experience is desirable, but not necessary.

This is a two-year position funded by SERC, but the successful candidate
will work at the Climate Change Science Institute at Oak Ridge National
Laboratory, located in the lush temperate forest biome near Knoxville,
in eastern Tennessee. Abundant local recreational opportunities include
hiking, biking, camping, and wildlife observation, in the Tennessee
River valley, in the Smoky Mountains to the east, and on the Cumberland
Plateau to west. Numerous rivers and lakes provide abundant opportunity
for all sorts of boating and fishing. Regular visits to interact with
project members and measurement activities at the experimental site in
Maryland will be expected, with all travel expenses covered by the
project.

To apply, please e-mail a short letter of interest that describes your
experience and qualifications (1-2 pages), CV, and list of references to
Dr. Pat Megonigal (megonigalp@si.edu). Review of applications and
interviews will begin immediately upon receipt and the search will
continue until a suitable applicant is found. The candidate is expected
to start by 1 September 2017. Questions about this position can be
directed to Peter Thornton (thorntonpe@ornl.gov) or Pat Megonigal.

[ES_JOBS_NET] One PhD student and one postdoc position: eddy covariance measurements across the treeline in northwestern Canada

Dear all, 

we are seeking a highly motivated PhD student and a postdoc to work on carbon, water and energy fluxes made with the eddy covariance technique across the treeline in northwestern Canada since May 2013. The positions are located in the Département de géographie at the Université de Montréal and/or in the Department of Geography at Wilfrid Laurier University. The positions are open starting May (postdoc) and September 2017 (PhD). Awarded competitive funding for these positions (PhD: four years; postdoc: two years) comes from different sources including National Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) and Canada Research Chairs (CRC) programs. Additional sources include university fellowships, research assistantships, and teaching assistantships at the Université de Montréal and at Wilfrid Laurier University, and NSERC graduate student scholarships (deadlines are in October 2017).

Ideal applicants for the positions have 

1)    a strong quantitative and technical background related to the research obtained through degrees in geosciences, (bio)meteorology, environmental science, ecology, physics, etc., 

2)    (some) high-latitude or other wilderness/outdoor experience as the research may require traveling to the sites,

3)    the ability to work independently and effectively as part of a team setting consisting of researchers from various Canadian universities and territorial and federal government agencies, and

4)    proficiency in English (the Université de Montréal is a francophone research university, so knowledge of French is of great advantage but not mandatory).

Please email questions regarding both positions and application packages consisting of cover letter, curriculum vitae (including a list of publications/presentations), an English writing sample (ideally a publication), copies of academic credentials, and names and contact information of at least two referees to: 

pmarsh *at* wlu.ca and oliver.sonnentag *at* umontreal.ca

The review of applications will commence immediately until both positions are filled. 

Thanks, 

Oliver

Professeur adjoint Oliver Sonnent

Chaire de recherche du Canada en Biogéosciences atmosphériques des hautes latitudes

Département de géographie

Université de Montréal

520 chemin de la Côte-Ste-Catherine

Montréal, QC H2V 2B8

Canada

office: 514 – 343 8032

email: oliver.sonnentag@umontreal.ca

[Met-jobs] Ecohydrology position at the University of Arizona

Full Professor in Earth Surface Processes / Geomorphology

[ECOLOG-L] Physical Science Technician in Acadia National Park