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[GilbertClub] Reminder: assistant prof position in geohazards and Earth surf dynamics

Hi everyone –

Just a reminder that we have an open assistant professor position in geohazards and Earth surface dynamics in the Dept of Geography at Durham University. The closing date is 2 January 2018. I’m happy to answer any questions
about the job, and you can find more information at Many thanks!



Professor Alexander Densmore

Institute of Hazard, Risk, and Resilience and Department of Geography

Durham University

Durham DH1 3LE UK


phone +44 191 334 1879

fax +44 191 334 1801



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Ph.D. students needed for research project entitled, “Linking stream network process models to robust data management systems for the purpose of land-use decision support “

The research project is to develop a digital platform to improve the science, communications, and outcomes surrounding land-use decision making in river
networks.  The proposed system is a ‘big data’ effort at the University of Waterloo to combine monitoring and modelling efforts from the ecological restoration and river hydraulics groups with a data management platform created by the Computer Systems Group
that supports environmental decision making.  Funding has been secured through the Global Water Futures initiative (
with the overall goal of forecasting, preparing for and managing water futures in the face of dramatically increasing risks.  

As collective systems, rivers integrate the incremental land cover changes from pervious natural or agricultural surfaces to impervious urban cover.  Common
impacts include increased flooding, unstable streams, and degraded aquatic ecosystems, which together describe an ‘urban stream syndrome’.  People have developed strategies to mitigate these effects, but many questions remain, particularly in the face of a
changing climate.  Deleterious impacts are poorly quantified, climate change increases risk, and the benefits of mitigation strategies remain uncertain.  Given the capital expense and importance for long-term finances and the ecological sustainability of the
rivers, it is essential to obtain a better understanding of disturbance and response in these environments. Informed decision making would draw from diverse fields of biology, water chemistry, morphology, hydrology, and hydraulics, but available information
is typically siloed, with little to link it across disciplines and between stakeholders

Stakeholders need a spatial decision support system that will gather and analyse stream network information to support land-development decision making. 
Scientifically, such a system is needed to understand watershed-scale adjustment processes and fuel a search for solutions that address not just isolated symptoms of the urban stream syndrome, but also the root causes of physical and ecological imbalances
and degradation.  For such a system to be effective it needs to be built upon a robust data management framework, incorporate analysis modules based on the best supported science in the respective subfields, allow users to interact with the data, and formalize
outputs that can be used to support decision making.  By providing a data management and modelling system that connects raw data with relevant results for a variety of stakeholders, the system will allow users to visualize and compare the long-term and larger
scale impact of local land use and stream management decisions on channel morphology and ecology, while also considering the additional risk posed by climate change.  Supported decisions include choices on where and how to build cities, what hydrological or
ecological mitigation strategies to choose, and where/what restoration would be the most effective.  Much of the work will be done through case studies due to the present-day needs of the stakeholders and the availability of rare data sets in these catchments
from previous work.

Currently we are looking for 4 PhD students.  Our vision is to treat you as a team by encouraging you to follow a similar timeline to your degrees and
co-locating the office space on campus.  Regular workshops and strategy meetings will be held with other GWF researchers and system developers to brainstorm ideas, spark creativity, clarify the methods, and forge the transdisciplinary links that will allow
this nexus-type system to produce transformative results. All students will be co-supervised across departments to ensure adequate training in computer science, hydraulics, and ecology.  You will be encouraged to enroll in the Collaborative Water Program at
UW to expose you to a wide range of water-related fields.  You will also be encouraged to complete industrial internships to develop a first-hand appreciation of the problem of decision making in for river management, disseminate knowledge to the partners,
and improve the practical impact of the project. 

List of projected students:

PhD 1 in modelling of stream network sediment transport and morphological change.  Experience with river engineering, fluvial geomorphology, sediment transport,
computer programming, hydrologic and hydraulic modelling, and stormwater management are assets.  Home department Civil and Environmental Engineering with co-supervision in Environment, Resource, and Sustainability.

PhD 2 in ecological modelling at a stream network scale. Home department in Environment, Resource, and Sustainability with co-supervision in Civil and
Environmental Engineering.

PhD 3 in adaptive management modelling. Home department in Environment, Resource, and Sustainability with co-supervision in Computer Science.

PhD 4 in ontology and decision support system design. Home department in Computer Science with co-supervision in Civil and Environmental Engineering.

If you are interested, please contact one of the researchers from the list below:

Bruce MacVicar

Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering,

University of Waterloo


Simon Courtenay

Professor, Canadian Rivers Institute at the School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability

University of Waterloo

Stephen Murphy

Professor & Director, School
of Environment, Resources & Sustainability  
University of Waterloo


Paulo Alencar

Adjunct Professor, Cheriton School of Computer Science

University of Waterloo

Don Cowan

Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Cheriton School of Computer Science

University of Waterloo

Bruce MacVicar, Ph.D., P.Eng.

Associate Professor

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Director of Collaborative Water Program, Water Institute

University of Waterloo
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, N2L 3G1

(519) 888-4567 x38897

PhD and MS positions: arid-land riparian ecology and tree-ring research at SUNY-ESF

We seek three well-qualified PhD and Masters students to join two funded projects investigating drought and its impact on riparian vegetation in the Southwestern USA (Arizona and California). The overall projects combine a range of methods (dendrochronology, forest inventories, stable isotopes, remote sensing, and hydrological modeling) to explore the effects of drought and climate change on riparian woodlands, and to develop water stress indicators to assess forest health at multiple scales. The projects are funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and US Department of Defense’s Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP), and emphasize the sustainability and management of riparian ecosystems in drought-prone landscapes. Research questions will focus on riparian ecosystem response to drought and methods will include field sampling to inventory riparian forest structure and health, collecting and analyzing tree rings for growth trends and annual water use efficiency using carbon isotopes, and assessing critical thresholds for riparian forest decline.

We welcome applications from motivated, curious students with experience in ecological research. Ideal candidates will have a BS or MS in ecology, environmental science, or a related field; a strong quantitative and statistical background; the ability to work in remote field settings; and interest in riparian forest ecology and tree ecophysiology in dryland regions. Positions start in Fall 2018 and are funded for a minimum of three years for PhD and two years for Masters students, and provides a competitive stipend, tuition and benefits. More detail below.
Project Inquiries (please contact me before applying):
John Stella, SUNY-ESF;
Department of Forest and Natural Resources Management
State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Research page:

Co-PI and collaborators: Michael Singer (Cardiff Univ.), Kelly Caylor (UCSB), Dar Roberts, (UCSB)

Email inquiries should include: Brief statement of interest and experience, CV, transcripts, GRE scores, English proficiency scores (if applicable). Research writing samples are also welcome.

• Linking basin-scale, stand-level, and individual tree water stress indicators for groundwater-dependent riparian forests in multiple-use river basins (NSF-funded)

• Detection of forest water stress due to climate change in drought-prone regions of the Southwestern USA (SERDP-funded)

Project background:
Managing water resources is increasingly challenging in many river basins globally as the climate becomes warmer and drier. Human demand on water resources, particularly groundwater, is high in multiple-use river basins where significant withdrawals occur for intensive agriculture and industry. The interaction between high groundwater extraction by humans and climatic drought, such as that which is currently affecting large areas of the U.S. Southwest, can result in rapidly declining water tables with strongly negative consequences for groundwater-dependent ecosystems (GDEs).
Riparian forests, which are hotspots of biodiversity and support key functions and habitats within river corridors, are particularly sensitive to drought, climate change, and declining groundwater water levels, with reduced growth, vigor, and physiological function. These conditions, if they persist, lead to riparian forest decline, with substantial risks to the ecosystems they support and the services they provide to society.

These projects will use a suite of interdisciplinary methods to measure water stress in riparian forests that are linked to changes in climate and groundwater availability. The interdisciplinary project team from SUNY-ESF, Cardiff University, and UC Santa Barbara, in collaboration with The Nature Conservancy and other partners, will couple high-resolution remote sensing with field-based tree-ring research and groundwater well data to develop water stress indicators across a range of geographic scales from individual trees to forest stands to an entire riparian corridor. The ultimate goal of the project is to identify trends and thresholds in forest response to groundwater decline that can be used to develop sustainable groundwater management approaches for protecting groundwater-dependent ecosystems in multiple-use river basins.

Founded in 1911, SUNY-ESF is the nation’s oldest school dedicated to the study of the environment, developing renewable technologies and building a sustainable future. The ESF main campus is in Syracuse, NY and has regional campuses throughout Central New York and the Adirondack Park. Providing a small-college atmosphere with a low student/faculty ratio that allows for personal attention and mentoring for students, ESF is one of nine Ph.D. degree granting campuses within the SUNY system, and is designated a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Activity) school. Integration of research and teaching is emphasized and the college has a strong undergraduate research program where advanced undergraduate students regularly work with graduate students and faculty. ESF has nine regional campuses/field stations and maintains nearly 25,000 acres in college properties offering unrivaled opportunities for field-based research. On ESF’s main campus, access to chemical instrumentation, advanced electron microscopy, computing clusters and growth chambers is available. In addition, the ESF campus is contiguous with that of Syracuse University and in close proximity to SUNY Upstate Medical University, giving students and faculty the added resources of a larger institution of higher education, including a wide array of courses, computer and library facilities. The City of Syracuse is uniquely situated between the Finger Lakes Region, Lake Ontario, and the Adirondacks, providing abundant opportunities for outdoor recreation.

Postdoc fellowship


I’m not sure if this opportunity is on everyone’s radar – geoscience is specifically mentioned and I can’t see any reason why geocog or geoed wouldn’t fit.


From: PACIFICO Rachel [] Sent: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 12:43 PMSubject: NOW OPEN: 2018 L’Oreal USA For Women in Science Program Applications

Dear Colleague:


Applications for the 2018 L’Oréal USA For Women in Science program are NOW OPEN and are due by February 2, 2018.


The application and more information about the program can be found at


The L’Oréal USA For Women in Science fellowship program honors female scientists at a critical stage in their careers with grants of $60,000 each. Since 2003, we’ve awarded 70 postdoctoral women scientists over $3.5 million in grants. We’re seeking five exceptional female scientists looking to advance their research and serve as role models for the next generation of girls in STEM.


I invite you to share the attached materials with your community and hope that with your help we can encourage some of your institution’s outstanding women postdocs to apply.


Attached, please find (attachments may appear at bottom of email):

·         Application Flyer (optimized for email forwarding or printing as an 8.5” x 11” poster)

·         Social Media Graphics (for a Facebook or Twitter post)

·         Application FAQ

·         FWIS Program Fact Sheet


Candidates are selected from a variety of fields including the life and physical/material sciences, technology (including computer science), engineering, and mathematics. Candidates must have completed their PhD and have started in their postdoctoral position by the application deadline.


Should you have any questions or require additional information, please e‐mail me at


Thank you for considering this fellowship opportunity and for your help in advancing the role of women in science.




Rachel Pacifico

Rachel Pacifico

Manager, Corporate Communications

10 Hudson Yards, 31st Floor, New York, NY 10001

(T) 212-885-1260  /


[Met-jobs] Tenure-track Faculty Position at University of Colorado-Denver (USA)

Forwarded from CLIMLIST…

University of Colorado Denver

Assistant Professor in Physical Geography


The Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences (GES) at the
University of Colorado Denver invites applications for a tenure-track
appointment at the Assistant Professor level in Physical Geography to
begin August 2018.

The department is seeking a computational and/or field scientist
proficient in one or more subfields of physical geography. The
successful candidate will complement and expand upon existing department
strengths focusing on human-environmental interactions and geographic
information science and technology. We are especially interested in a
scholar working at the intersection of climate and other
Earth-environmental or human systems. Example areas of interest include
the impacts of climate on water resources and agriculture; climate
impacts on health; and land-atmosphere interactions, including
pollution. Other areas of specialization will be considered. The
candidate will be dynamic, innovative, and excellent in research and
teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Responsibilities for
the position include teaching two courses per semester during the
9-month academic year. Teaching responsibilities will include
introductory undergraduate core science courses, as well as advanced
undergraduate and graduate courses in the candidate’s area of
specialization. The candidate will need to demonstrate and value high
quality teaching and maintain an active research program that yields
publications and external grant submissions. Candidates must have a PhD
in geography or a related discipline at the time of appointment.

The GES department at CU Denver offers a BA in Geography (approximately
160 majors), a new MA in Applied Geography and Geospatial Sciences and a
MS in Environmental Science (approximately 60 graduate students).
Facilities include several teaching and research laboratories in
geospatial and physical sciences. See the GES website at .

The University of Colorado Denver is committed to recruiting and
supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The
university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect,
communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women,
ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The
University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in
education and employment.

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of
up to three relevant publications, unofficial transcripts, and separate
statements (1-2 pages) outlining research and teaching agendas and
philosophies (including evidence of teaching effectiveness). Candidates
must also provide contact information for three professional references.

Applications must be submitted electronically at CU Careers, Job Number

A review of applications will begin on January 7, 2018, and continue
until the position is filled.

Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. The University of
Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University
benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at

[Met-jobs] Tenure-track Faculty Position at Rutgers University (USA)

Forwarded from CLIMLIST…

Assistant Professor – Atmospheric Chemistry

Rutgers University–New Brunswick, New Jersey

The Department of Environmental Sciences (
at Rutgers, the State
University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ, invites applications for a
tenure-track Assistant Professor in the area of Atmospheric Chemistry.
The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. in atmospheric chemistry,
chemical engineering, or a related environmental discipline and
demonstrated ability to conduct research in a university setting; teach
at the graduate and undergraduate levels in atmospheric chemistry or
other courses relevant to research interests; and mentor students.We
seek applicants with research interests in areas including, but not
limited to, interactions between climate change and air quality, and the
role of atmospheric chemistry in biogeochemical cycles.We especially
encourage applicants who desire to develop interdisciplinary projects
and to collaborate with faculty from other programs and departments at
Rutgers, including Earth and Planetary Sciences, Ecology and Evolution,
Geography, Marine and Coastal Sciences, Biochemistry and Microbiology,
the School of Engineering, and the Rutgers Environmental and
Occupational Health Sciences Institute. The successful applicant will be
eligible for membership in the Institute of Earth, Ocean, and
Atmospheric Sciences, which unites faculty, researchers, and graduate
students studying Earth’s interior, continents, oceans, atmosphere, and
biosphere, their interactions through Earth history, and their effects
on human civilization today. Applicants will be expected to develop a
strong, externally-funded research program and to contribute to the
Department’s education and research missions at both the undergraduate
and graduate levels.

The facilities of the Department of Environmental Sciences include local
and remote supercomputing and an array of state-of-the-art laboratory
instrumentation. As a member of the University Corporation for
Atmospheric Research, we have access to the computing and research
facilities of the National Center for Atmospheric Research. Locally, our
Photochemical Assessment Monitoring (PAM) Site
( supports
continuous, real-time measurements of various physical and chemical
properties of the lower boundary layer, including surface energy fluxes.
Through the PAM Site, the department has a strong working relationship
with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s Division of
Air Quality, which controls over 100 air monitors at 33 different field
sites throughout the state.A member of the Big Ten and the Association
of American Universities, Rutgers-New Brunswick is America’s eighth
oldest institution of higher learning and New Jersey’s premier public
research university. The city of New Brunswick sits in the center of
America’s vibrant northeast corridor, which runs from Boston to
Washington, D.C. We are close to NOAA’s Geophysical Fluid Dynamics
Laboratory in Princeton and NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies
in New York, NY, and our faculty members collaborate with scientists at
both.We host one of the most diverse student bodies in the United
States. As our 2016 commencement speaker President Barack Obama said,
“America converges here.â€

Qualified applicants should apply at a cover letter, curriculum
vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, and the names and
contact information for three references.Review of applications will
begin January 31, 2018, with an intended start date of September 1,
2018. Applicants from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
Questions may be addressed to

Rutgers University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer.Qualified applicants will be considered for employment
regardless of race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry,
nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex,
pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability
for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual
orientation, genetic information, or any other category protected by
law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion,
and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally
protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion,
transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits,
layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. For
additional information please see the Non-Discrimination Statement at
the following web address:

[Caglist] Student AND postdoc grant to attend CAG Annual Meeting / Subvention pour étudiants ET postdocs pour assister à l’Assemblée annuelle

Apologies for cross-posting / Veuillez nous excuser pour l’affichage croisé

(Le français suit)

Dear Students and Postdocs,

This is a reminder that you have until December 15th to register for your 2017 CAG Membership, if you are planning to attend the
IGU-CAG 2018 Meeting in Quebec City next August and wish to be eligible for the Student Travel Grant. 

If you
register for the Meeting, you will automatically receive your CAG Membership for 2018. That means that to be eligible to receive the grant you must simply:

– have a CAG Membership in 2017,

– be a student, or a postdoc earning less than $45,000/year

– be a Canadian citizen, OR a non-Canadian citizen residing in Canada, and

– present a paper or poster at the Meeting.

In allocating these funds, priority is given to first-time applicants. Since
it is usually not possible to completely cover all costs, the amount each applicant receives depends on the number of applicants and distance travelled. Funds are released after the
meeting and upon confirmation that a paper/poster was presented. Students and postdocs are required to submit original receipts (for travel, accommodation, registration).

The Travel Grant Application form is attached. You may fill it out and return it to: or

Deadline to apply: February 15, 2018


Kathryn Laferriere

CAG Executive Coordinator

[ES_JOBS_NET] Rutgers/NJ Atmospheric Chemistry position

Dear Colleagues,

Attached are Word and PDF copies of an announcement for an open faculty position in atmospheric chemistry at Rutgers at the rank of Assistant Professor.  Please share this announcement with anyone who
may be interested in applying or who can disseminate it more widely.



Anthony J. Broccoli 
Professor and Chair, Department of Environmental Sciences 
Co-Director, Rutgers Climate Institute 
Rutgers University 
14 College Farm Road 
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8551 
phone: +1-848-932-5749 
web page:


[ES_JOBS_NET] Faculty position in Economic Geology, Universite du Quebec a Montreal, Canada

[ES_JOBS_NET] Postdoc in Urban Hydrology

Urban Hydrology Postdoctoral Position

Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Temple University, Philadelphia.

I am looking for a
postdoc to join my research group in urban hydrology funded by the William Penn
Foundation Delaware River Watershed Initiative. 
Our overall goal is to evaluate the physical, chemical, and biological controls
on urban streams in the Philadelphia, PA area. 
The successful candidate will work with geoscientists and engineers on
characterizing urban streams both in the field and through computer modeling. There
will be opportunities to work with interdisciplinary teams, develop monitoring
programs, help supervise student research, and be involved in citizen science
campaigns. The candidate must have a
Ph.D. in a hydrology-related topic, experience in field methods, and knowledge
of modeling applications. 

This ad is a
reposting of a description first listed in October. To apply, send application
materials to Dr. Laura Toran (  Include the following:  1) CV describing education, work history, and
publications, 2) names and contact information for three references, 3) cover
letter with statement of interest and description of relevant experience.  The application
deadline is Jan 10, 2018.

The position will be
for a 12-month appointment with potential for renewal.  Start date is spring or based on the
candidates availability.