[GilbertClub] post-doc opportunity at University of Vermont

POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE, NATURE CONSERVATION AND WATER QUALITY

GUND INSTITUTE, THE UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT

 

POSITION: The Gund Institute for Ecological Economics seeks a postdoctoral associate to

develop rigorous and practical models relating nature conservation to water quality issues

in Vermont. The 2-year position is part of a partnership between the Gund Institute and

The Nature Conservancy (TNC). Together we are working to understand how

conservation and restoration of forests and wetlands can reduce nutrient pollution and

improve water quality in Lake Champlain. The postdoc will be directed by Taylor

Ricketts at The University of Vermont (UVM).

 

RESPONSIBILITIES: The postdoc will: (i) develop or refine models to link land use with

nutrient loading and retention in the watershed, (ii) simulate different nature-based

solutions to estimate their likely biodiversity impact, water quality impact, and costs, (iii)

optimize conservation investments to inform TNC’s blueprint for natural infrastructure in

Vermont. In all of this work, s/he will interact closely with several faculty members at

UVM, with TNC staff, and with scientists at the Natural Capital Project.

 

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must have a doctoral degree in hydrology, ecology,

economics, or related fields. Successful candidates will have strong quantitative skills,

specific expertise in hydrological modeling, and a commitment to connecting research to

conservation issues.

 

APPLICATION: Applicants should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and contact

information for three references to Taylor Ricketts, Director, Gund Institute for

Ecological Economics, at taylor.ricketts@uvm.edu. Review of applications will begin on

April 22, 2016 and we anticipate a start date of September 2016.

 

 

Beverley C. Wemple,  PhD

Associate Professor

Dept of Geography

University of Vermont

Burlington, VT 05405

802-656-2074

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