[ECOLOG-L] Ecohydrology and dryland vegetation ecology postdoc in Flagstaff, AZ

Ecohydrology and dryland vegetation ecology postdoc in Flagstaff, AZ

A postdoctoral position is available at the USGS Southwest Biological
Science Center in Flagstaff Arizona. The successful applicant will work
with a collaborative team including scientists at the USGS, the University
of Basel in Switzerland, and Yale University on research investigating
ecohydrological processes and plant community dynamics in dryland
ecosystems. The project integrates field measurements of vegetation
structure and plant community composition with ecological simulation models
(water balance and individual plant models) to characterize ecosystem
responses to altered disturbance regimes and climate conditions. This
position will be located with the USGS Southwest Biological Science Center,
on the campus of Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona.

The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in ecology, geography, ecosystem
ecology, biology, soil science, hydrology, or a closely related field, as
well as a strong work ethic, demonstrated quantitative capabilities, a
record of publication and leadership, and a proven ability to work
independently. A strong quantitative and programming background, experience
with ecological simulation models, and proficiency with R are very strongly
desired. Applicants must be recent graduates of a Ph.D. program.

To apply send a cover letter describing your interest in this position, a
description of your experience with R, and a CV with names and addresses of
3 references to John Bradford (jbradford@usgs.gov). Review of applications
will begin October 3, and position will remain open until filled. Questions
about this opportunity may be directed to John Bradford.

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