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Position Title: Funded PhD position in Forest Ecology and Climate Change
- Location: Amiens, France
- Closing Date: open until filled
- Position Description: We are opening a fully funded 3-yr PhD position at the interface between forest ecology and climatology. The PhD candidate will be based within the research unit « Ecologie et Dynamique des Systèmes Anthjropisés » (EDYSAN, CNRS, Université de Picardie Jules Verne, Amiens, France; https://www.u-picardie.fr/edysan/). EDYSAN is a young research unit which research focuses on the impact of global change drivers (climate change, land-use changes and biological invasions) on forest ecosystems and agricultural landscapes. The PhD candidate will be supervised by Jonathan Lenoir (full researcher at CNRS), Ronan Marrec (assistant professor at Jules Verne University of Picardy) and Guillaume Decocq (full professor at Jules Verne University of Picardy). The PhD is part of the project entitled “IMPRINT” (Impacts of Microclimatic Processes on foRest bIodiversity redistributioN under macroclimaTic warming) led by Jonathan Lenoir which aims at modelling forest microclimate and the redistribution of forest-dwelling species under anthropogenic climate change, by combining: (i) in-situ microclimate measurements (both temperature and humidity near the ground); (ii) high-resolution LiDAR images; and most important (iii) long-term synoptic data from a network of permanent weather stations installed close to forest ecosystems (RENECOFOR: http://www1.onf.fr/renecofor). In the framework of IMPRINT, the PhD candidate will set up and coordinate two national networks of in-situ forest microclimate measurements. The first network, level I sites, aims at capturing the entire macroclimatic gradient covered by deciduous temperate forest in France. The successful candidate will be able to rely on an existing network (RENECOFOR) of 102 long-term (since 1995) permanent plots, which are not yet equipped with miniature data loggers. The second network, level II sites, aims at capturing the variability in forest microclimatic conditions due to forest management practices, ranging from very open forest stands to very dense and closed forest stands. To reach this aim, the PhD candidate will install a network of 60 permanent plots along a gradient of canopy closure within each of three large forests in France (FD de l'Aigoual, FD de Blois, FD de Mormal), dominated by oak and beech and managed by the French National Forest Service (ONF). Each plot will be equipped with miniature data loggers to record microclimatic conditions every hour. Forest inventory surveys as well as floristic surveys and arthropod surveys will be performed throughout the PhD thesis. Based on the data collected in the field, the PhD candidate will model forest microclimatic conditions over time and its impact on the redistribution of forest-dwelling species under anthropogenic climate change.
- How to Apply: To apply, follow this link and apply directly on website: https://emploi.cnrs.fr/Offres/Doctorant/UMR7058-JONLEN-001/Default.aspx?lang=EN
- Salary: ca. €17,000 (net income)
- Duration of Appointment: 2020-2022
- Qualifications Required:
- A Master's degree (non-negotiable requirement for PhD study in France)
- A strong educational track record in biological sciences
- Driving licence and fieldwork experience
- For More Information: E-mail: email@example.com and/or firstname.lastname@example.org
Position Title: Ph.D. opportunity in grassland dynamics and extreme climate events-disturbance interactions
- Location: Vermillion, SD
- Closing Date: open until filled
- Position Description: Ph.D. opportunity in grassland dynamics and extreme climate events-disturbance interactions: The Remote Sensing Lab in the Department of Biology and Department of Sustainability, University of South Dakota is accepting applications for one Ph.D. student starting January 2020. The Ph.D. student will work on a project funded by NASA’s LCLUC program. We are seeking an outstanding graduate student to lead grassland ecology/inter-connectivity/dynamics of Food, Energy and Water Systems research in Kazakhstan and Mongolia using data analytics/data mining techniques. This position will be funded by research and teaching assistantships. Successful applicants will conduct/support (UAV) field work in remote regions of Mongolia and Kazakhstan and present findings at national and international conferences.
- How to Apply: Email CV, list of publications if any, a brief description of research interests, undergraduate and Master’s GPA, GRE/TOEFL scores, names and contact information of 3 references to Dr. Ranjeet John (Ranjeet.John@usd.edu).
- Salary: $22,000
- Duration of Appointment: 2020-2023
- Qualifications Required: Applicants should have a Master’s Degree in ecology, geography, environmental sciences/engineering, computer science/engineering, or other closely related earth science disciplines. Candidates should have demonstrated experience working with optical and/or radar remote sensing (proximal/spaceborne/airborne) using Python, Google Earth Engine and R. Strong writing, python coding, and communication skills are required. Candidates with advanced skills in machine learning, visualization, and the ability to handle Big Data from diverse sources are strongly encouraged to apply.
- For More Information: email: Ranjeet.John@usd.edu
Position Title: MS Student
- Location: Ocean Springs, MS
- Closing Date: 12/31/2019
- Position Description: One M.S. position, funded by EPA – Gulf of Mexico Program, is available in the Division of Coastal Sciences, School of Ocean Science and Engineering, The University of Southern Mississippi (https://www.usm.edu/gcrl). The campus is located in Ocean Springs on Mississippi Gulf Coast, 1.5 hours away from the main campus in Hattiesburg. The new graduate student is expected to start in Spring semester of 2020, and will conduct research on modeling the impact of sea-level rise on landscape of coastal wetlands in the northern Gulf of Mexico region. The position should be attractive to potential students with research interests in the field of coupled natural and human systems as the student will have opportunities to work with both ecologists and social scientists. Assistantship with competitive stipend, tuition waiver, and health insurance will be provided.
- How to Apply: Interested candidates should send an email describing their past experiences and their motivation for pursuing a graduate degree, along with a resume, unofficial college transcripts, GRE scores, and the names and contact information for 3 references to Dr. Wei Wu email@example.com, Associate Professor, Division of Coastal Sciences, The University of Southern Mississippi, Ocean Springs, MS 39564. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
- Salary: $1900/month
- Duration of Appointment: 3 years
- Qualifications Required: Applicants should be highly motivated to learn new research skills, have a BS with quantitative background in ecology, statistics, mathematics, geography, or a closely related field. Experiences in quantitative modeling, Bayesian statistics, or GIS/Remote Sensing are desirable but not required.
- For More Information: Email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Position Title: Post-doctoral research opportunity
- Location: Research Triangle Park, North Carolina
- Closing Date: 2/6/2020
- Position Description: A post-doc/post-master’s opportunity is currently available at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Research and Development (ORD) to assess the potential effects of wildfire on air quality, water quality, and terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. The appointment will be located in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. Offices within ORD are responsible for environmental assessments informing regulatory offices of the EPA, regions, states, and authorized tribes. Currently, ORD scientists are conducting assessments of the effects of wildfire and prescribed fire on air and water quality. Included in this are potential impacts to drinking water, aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, and researching ways that communities can reduce their vulnerabilities. The research participant will engage in research projects aimed at assessing the environmental effects of wildfire and prescribed fire, and characterizing community risks and vulnerabilities.
- How to Apply: For a full description and to apply, see: https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/EPA-ORD-NCEA-RTP-2019-01
- Salary: Contingent on Experience
- Duration of Appointment: 1 year, with potential for renewal
- Qualifications Required: The qualified candidate should have received a master's or doctoral degree in one of the relevant fields, or be currently pursuing one of the degrees and will reach completion by the start date of the appointment. Degree must have been received within five years of the appointment start date.
- Preferred Skills:
- Strong knowledge in the environmental implications of wildfire
- Experience with conducting statistical analyses in R and geospatial analyses in ArcGIS
- Experience collaborating across a range of scientific disciplines
- Experience or familiarity with various biogeochemical and landscape models (e.g. SWAT, LANDIS-II)
- Good scientific writing skills evidenced by publications in peer-reviewed journals, as well as good communication skills such as giving oral presentations at scientific conferences
- Strong knowledge in the environmental implications of wildfire
- For More Information: Contact Stephen LeDuc, US EPA (email@example.com)
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Ecological Restoration and Design
- Location: University of Wisconsin-Madison
- Closing Date: January 17, 2020
- Position Description: Reach out to your networks or apply yourself for an open, internationally-focused position of Assistant Professor of Ecological Restoration and Design with the Department of Planning and Landscape Architecture at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Please consider people from every background as the University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community if you will forward this to your networks. The department seeks someone with training and experience in both landscape architecture and ecological restoration. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the teaching, research, and service missions of the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels is required, including within the professional landscape architecture program, as well as mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students.
- How to Apply: https://jobs.hr.wisc.edu/en-us/job/503819/assistant-professor-of-ecological-restoration-and-design
- Salary: tba
- Duration of Appointment: tenure-track
- Qualifications Required: Please see link
- For More Information: Please see link
Position Title: Postdoctoral Research Assistant
- Location: University of Maryland and USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
- Closing Date: 12/02/2019
- Position Description: Postdoctoral Researcher– Waterfowl Distribution, Spatial Modeling. The University of Maryland in collaboration with the USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center is searching for a highly motivated and talented individual to work as a postdoctoral researcher on projects focused on analyzing movement data from wild birds, developing distribution models for waterfowl, and modeling the risk of highly pathogenic avian influenza transmission at the wild bird-domestic bird interface. This position will be dual-based at (1) PWRC, a world-renowned research facility located in Laurel, MD within 30 minutes of Washington D.C., and (2) University of Maryland in College Park, MD. The two stations are located within 15 min of each other.
- Project Description: This position will focus on multiple spatial modeling projects including development and comparison of waterfowl distribution models using varying datasets, and development of spatial inputs for disease modeling. The post-doc will also have opportunity to choose an additional project to work on from a suite of wildlife related studies (feral hogs and disease, bear spatial use and forest characteristics using lidar, etc.). Analyses and development of peer-reviewed journal articles are expected products. Access to high-powered computing is available through the University of Maryland and USGS. The selected candidate will work directly with Dr. Diann Prosser (USGS) and Dr. Jennifer Mullinax (UMD), and in part with our professional collaborators across the country. In-lab interactions include other post-docs, long-term technicians, graduate students, and interns.
- Description of Working Conditions: Work will be performed predominantly in the office environment located in Laurel, Maryland (PWRC) and with 2 days per week at the University of Maryland, College Park. The potential exists for occasional field work which may require transportation via mid-sized (20-40’) open boats. Extreme weather (hot summers, cold winters, high winds) and uncomfortable environments (biting insects) may be encountered. Extended periods of computer use will be required for this position.
- Compensation: This position offers approximately $45,000/year and a full, competitive University of Maryland benefit package. Compensation for housing, meals or other living expenses is not provided while working at the principal duty station. Approximate start date for the position is January 2020. This position is funded for 12 months with potential for extension to 24 months.
- Principal Duty Station: This position is offered through the University of Maryland, with presence at PWRC 3 days per week and UMD 2 days per week.
- How to Apply: Send the following to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com by December 2nd, 2019 with “Modeling Postdoc” in the Subject header. Applications will be reviewed as received. 1) Letter of interest, CV with publication list, 3 references, and one peer-reviewed writing example in a SINGLE document titled with your name (eg. DoeJohn.doc or SmithJane.pdf).
- Salary: $48,000
- Duration of Appointment: 12 months
- Qualifications Required: The ideal candidate has a doctoral degree in Ecology, Wildlife Biology, Natural Resources, GIS, Statistics, Mathematics, or a related field. The candidate must be highly motivated, able to work independently, and good at communicating within a team. It is critical that the selected candidate have extensive experience in R or other related statistical software, be proficient in GIS, species distribution modeling, and analysis of spatial data. Ability to write peer-reviewed manuscripts is a requirement. The selected candidate must successfully complete a criminal background check as required for access to government computers and properties.
- For More Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Position Title: Landscape Fisheries Ecologist Post-Doctoral Associate
- Location: University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN
- Closing Date: Open until filled.
- Position Description: The University of Minnesota, in collaboration with the U.S. Forest Service, is seeking a post-doctoral associate in Landscape Fisheries Ecology. The Forest Resources Department, College of Food, Agricultural, and Natural Resource Sciences, University of Minnesota, St. Paul (https://www.forestry.umn.edu/) is seeking applicants for a post-doctoral associate to support the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) in improving cold water fish populations within Great Lakes basins. The incumbent will be expected to model spatial and temporal linkages between land use, cover, and change; water quality and quantity; and cold water fish populations throughout Great Lakes basins. The incumbent will benefit from preliminary work established by a departing post-doc and ongoing work being conducted by other GLRI team members. Landscape-fish relationships will be assessed for brook trout and other species at multiple spatial and temporal scales. Assessments will build on or enhance existing models and understandings of trout/landscape information to address lotic systems and connectivity for cold water fish species and/or associated limiting factors or stressors. Incumbent will publish results in scientific papers and develop a system for spatially prioritizing land management and monitoring activities.
- How to Apply: Applications can be submitted to: https://hr.myu.umn.edu/jobs/ext/333405.
- Salary: $48,426-$50,000 per year, plus benefits and travel
- Duration of Appointment: About one year, with potential renewal contingent on incumbent performance and supplemental funding.
- Qualifications Required: Ph.D. in aquatic or fisheries ecology, landscape ecology, or related field within last 5 years. Applicants must be able to work independently and with other researchers, publish findings in peer-reviewed journals, and write proposals and reports. Applicants must have a demonstrable understanding of landscape influences on aquatic habitats and organisms at coarse and fine scales. A strong background in use of statistical analysis and/or modeling, substantial experience with Geographic Information Systems and spatial data management, and familiarity with remote sensing-based land cover products are required. The assignment will involve occasional travel for presentation of results at stakeholder meetings and scientific conferences.
- For More Information: The successful applicant will be supervised by Dr. Mark Nelson (U.S. Forest Service; email@example.com) and Dr. Joe Knight (University of Minnesota; firstname.lastname@example.org).
Position Title: Assistant Professor - Tenure Track - USU LAEP
- Location: Logan, UT
- Closing Date: Open until filled
- Position Description: The Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning (LAEP) invites candidates for a nine-month, tenure track Assistant Professor faculty appointment. We are seeking candidates who can bring innovative research and teaching to advance the Department’s mission. The successful candidate will enhance environmental and bioregional planning in the Department. Candidates should demonstrate a clear potential to succeed in an academic environment through excellence in research, the position’s primary responsibility, through scholarly publication and securing extramural funding, as well as effective teaching, and service. We strongly encourage applications from women and underrepresented minorities. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to LAEP’s diversity and its collegial environment.
- How to Apply: https://usu.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobid=3727
- Salary: Commensurate with experience
- Duration of Appointment: 9-month tenure track position
- Qualifications Required: Candidates should have demonstrated ability to establish a recognized program of research and to teach a variety of studio/lecture courses covering core competencies in one or more of the following areas:
- Landscape ecology,
- Ecosystem services,
- Climate change and community resiliency,
- Wildlife and/or water conservation planning.
- Minimum Qualifications:
- Applicants must hold at least one degree in landscape architecture, bioregional/environmental planning, or a closely allied discipline;
- The required terminal degree is an earned doctoral degree or a master’s degree with significant evidence of research productivity;
- Ability to contribute to LAEP’s commitment to broaden the participation of underrepresented groups (e.g., gender, ethnicity, disability, geography).
- Preferred Qualifications:
- Degrees in multiple disciplines;
- A record of peer-reviewed scholarship and publication;
- Demonstration of external funding for research endeavors;
- Previous teaching experience;
- Evidence of community engagement and outreach;
- Postdoctoral experience.
- For More Information: email@example.com