[ECOLOG-L] Postdoc Position Available: Aquatic ecology – impacts of hydro/ecoseparation on the Mississippi River Basin from the Great Lakes

Illinois Natural History Survey, a Division of the Prairie Research
Institute, University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana

Location: Illinois River Biological in Station in Havana IL
(http://ift.tt/28M32GF)

Duration: available immediately, annually renewable depending on
performance until Sep 2018

Description: We are looking for a scientist who can help our team
analyze and synthesize existing but loosely organized data on aquatic
natural resources potentially affected by disconnecting Lake Michigan
from the Illinois River Valley. Quantitative analysis and peer-reviewed
publication are expectations your application should be sure address
those needs. This Great Lakes Restoration Initiative funded project will
also be an important resource for future decisions because a permanent
separation could have the unintended consequence of undermining decades
of investment and recovery success. Natural resource management agencies
and stakeholders need to be well informed about any potential
ramifications of a dramatic intervention like hydrologic or ecological
separation.
Responsibilities: Summarize aquatic resources to be potentially
impacted by hydro-ecoseparation into positively, neutrally, or
negatively affected. Interpret in the form of a Technical Report with
bibliography. This info includes peer-reviewed literature and existing
long-term (multi-decadal) commercial, recreational and conservation
fishdata sets (electronic, Agency Technical Reports) from a variety of
sources (DNR, federal agencies, state surveys, universities). For some
background on the issue please see http://glmris.anl.gov/ or
http://ift.tt/28PTRjV 0380-1330/.

Qualifications: Applicants must clearly demonstrate ability with a
quantitative/statistical tools. Must have obtained Ph.D. by the date of
hire and within the last five years.

Salary: 42,000/yr + benefits, some conference support

Ad Closing Date: June 30, 2016 and continue until a suitable candidate
has been identified.
Contact/Email: For technical questions contact Dr. Andrew F. Casper
(afcasper@illinois.edu).

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