[ECOLOG-L] Postdoc: USGS, ecosystem services modeling

The USGS Fort Collins Science Center is seeking a postdoctoral
researcher in ecosystem services modeling. The researcher will
collaborate with a large and diverse scientific team within and
beyond USGS in modeling ecosystem services in the U.S. at national
and subnational scales. The postdoc will work as part of the USGS
Sustaining Environmental Capital (SEC) Initiative team. The goal of
the SEC Initiative is to better enable managers to account for the
benefits people receive from ecosystem services and provide guidance
for using ecosystem service information in management decisions by
developing, integrating, and enhancing decision tools and
information. The envisioned SEC Initiative will have a physical
presence (policy coordination and science efforts) and virtual
(on-line) presence referred to as the SEC Dashboard. Research
responsibilities will be associated with: applying ecosystem services
mapping, modeling, and valuation approaches and tools at the local
and regional scales; 2) use of natural capital accounting in natural
resource management; and 3) integrating ecosystem services data and
tools into the SEC Dashboard for use in public land management decision-making.

Work will primarily be conducted at the Fort Collins Science Center,
Colorado. Qualifications: Must be a U.S. citizen within 5 years of
receiving a PhD. Experience in GIS and biophysical modeling is
required. Experience using ecosystem services tools such as ARIES,
SolVES, and InVEST is desired and programming experience using R,
Python, or Java is a plus. Compensation is approximately $76,000/year
and funding is for up to two years. We seek a candidate able to
relocate to Ft. Collins, Colorado and begin work as soon as possible.

Please contact Rudy Schuster
(schusterr@usgs.gov) or Ken Bagstad
(kjbagstad@usgs.gov) for more information.

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