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Position Title: Bird biodiversity and remote sensing: 1 Postdoc and 1 PhD position, UW-Madison, SILVIS Lab
- Location: Madison, Wisconsin
- Closing Date: March 20th 2020
- Position Description: Bird biodiversity and remote sensing: 1 Postdoc and 1 PhD position, UW-Madison, SILVIS Lab
- Overview: We are offering one postdoc position and one PhD position focused on remote sensing and bird biodiversity, as part of ongoing collaborations with the US Forest Service and the US Geological Survey. The main goal of our project is to create bird biodiversity maps that are suitable for land management decisions and conservation actions. In order to do so, we are developing new remote sensing indices designed for species distribution modeling, and making predictive maps of bird biodiversity for the conterminous U.S.
- Positions: We are offering the postdoctoral position for two years. The appointment will be as a research associate. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and health benefits are included. The position is available immediately, and we seek to fill it by June 1st 2020, but a later start date is negotiable. We are offering the PhD graduate assistantship for three years. The student will be appointed as a research assistant with a stipend of $24,816 per year plus health benefits and tuition remission. We expect the PhD student to start September 1st 2020 at the latest, and an earlier start date is negotiable. Both positions will be based in the SILVIS lab (http://silvis.forest.wisc.edu/), and supervised by V. Radeloff and A. Pidgeon. The SILVIS lab is part of the Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The university has a long history of excellence in ecology, conservation biology, remote sensing and geography. UW-Madison is a major research university in the United States ranking consistently among the top-five university in research expenditures among all U.S. universities. Total student enrollment is 43,000 of which more than 12,000 are graduate and professional students, and there are over 2000 faculty. It is an exciting place to learn and conduct research. The city of Madison ranks as one of the top places in the U.S. to live and work. For information about campus and city, please see http://www.wisc.edu/about/
- Qualifications: We seek candidates who work well in a collaborative setting and have excellent communication skills in English. We welcome applications from candidates with a background in ecology, environmental science, forestry, geography, or other related disciplines. Demonstrated skills in the processing and handling of satellite imagery, large datasets, statistical modeling, and GIS are expected, as is prior experience analyzing wildlife or other biodiversity data with species distribution models. Applicants for the post-doc position must have completed their Ph.D. at the time of appointment and have published in peer-reviewed scientific journals. Applicants for the PhD student position must have a completed a BS. A MS by the time of appointment is desirable, but candidates with equivalent experience will be considered.
- How to Apply: Please submit your application here: https://uwmadison.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_aXGVhdC5eqRLSqF Please note that submitting an application includes filling out a small survey, and takes approximately 15 minutes. It also requires contact information for three references, and to upload (in PDF format):
- a 2-page cover letter summarizing research interests and experiences
- a Curriculum Vitae
- unofficial transcripts (both undergraduate and graduate, compiled into one file)
- After reviewing all applicants, we will ask for reference letters and official transcripts for shortlisted candidates. The position is open to both U.S. citizens, and international candidates. UW-Madison will assist with visa applications as necessary once offers are made. The University of Wisconsin-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply. Review of applicants will begin immediately, but the positions will remain open until suitable candidates are found. Applications received by March 20th 2020 are guaranteed consideration.
- Salary: TBD
- Duration of Appointment: 3 years
- Qualifications Required: We seek candidates who work well in a collaborative setting and have excellent communication skills in English. We welcome applications from candidates with a background in ecology, environmental science, forestry, geography, or other related disciplines. Demonstrated skills in the processing and handling of satellite imagery, large datasets, statistical modeling, and GIS are expected, as is prior experience analyzing wildlife or other biodiversity data with species distribution models. Applicants for the post-doc position must have completed their Ph.D. at the time of appointment and have published in peer-reviewed scientific journals. Applicants for the PhD student position must have a completed a BS. A MS by the time of appointment is desirable, but candidates with equivalent experience will be considered.
- For More Information: Volker Radeloff
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: USGS Cooperative Research Units Professorship: NY Unit (Cornell) -- Landscape Ecologist
- Location: Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
- Closing Date: April 23, 2020
- Position Description: USGS Federal Research Scientist with a 12-month Assistant/Associate/Full (Courtesy) Professor Appointment in the Department of Natural Resources, Cornell University. The successful candidate will serve as an Assistant Leader of the NY Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit. We seek an interdisciplinary applied landscape ecologist with research focused on the spatial and temporal response of populations, communities, and/or ecosystems to environmental stressors (e.g., climate change, invasive species, hydrologic alterations, environmental contaminants, disease). Investigating the effects of climate change on populations and species distributions with applications to climate-change adaptation, land use management, watershed management, or conservation planning is of particular interest. Investigating species and habitats impacted by climate change responses, such as analysis of impacts from the development of wind power, solar power, and coastal resiliency projects is of interest. Demonstrated expertise in spatial analysis, remote sensing, geographic information systems, and the ability to work across taxonomic lines in terrestrial and/or aquatic habitats is strongly encouraged. Knowledge of decision science (e.g., structured decision making and/or adaptive management) to support natural resource management, and ability to successfully collaborate with academic partners, professional natural resource agencies, private land owners, and non-governmental organizations to support management applications is also of interest. Ability to participate in graduate-level academic instruction, and to provide technical assistance to Federal, State, and private conservation agencies involved with research and management of natural resource systems is required. The Assistant Leader will develop a strong research program that will be relevant to and integrated with the research needs of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the U.S. Geological Survey, as well as complement the expertise and program of the Cornell University Department of Natural Resources.
- How to Apply: Applications occur through usajobs.gov, but more information on the position is found at: https://dnr.cals.cornell.edu/news-events/employment-opportunity/
- Salary: USGS Research Grade Position
- Duration of Appointment: Permanent, full time
- Qualifications Required:
- Qualifications include:
- Applicants must possess a Ph.D.
- Evidence of ability to work collaboratively with other researchers in interdisciplinary inquiry, and with natural resource managers in applied research settings.
- Evidence of scholarly productivity, including the ability to coordinate and lead an innovative research program, ability to work with graduate students, and success in publishing research findings in the peer-reviewed literature.
- For More Information: Contact: Dr. Angela Fuller, Department of Natural Resources, Cornell University.
Position Title: Postdoctoral fellowship studying landscape ecological forest dynamics
Position Title: Postdoc in Spatial Ecology
- Location: Asheville, North Carolina
- Closing Date: 4/22/2020
- Posting Decription: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis.
A postdoctoral research opportunity is available with the Southern Research Station of the US Forest Service (USFS), located in Asheville, North Carolina. The position is a fellowship with the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), established through an interagency agreement between DOE and USFS.
Changing forest ecological conditions and dynamics, and attendant changes in the sustainability of forest resources, occur within a broader context of varying land uses and environmental change. This context influences forest change and constrains the potential for success of various forest management and restoration strategies. Our broad goal is to provide management-relevant understanding of interactions among landscape context, forest dynamics, and forest resource sustainability across the southeastern US. Specific project objectives are guided by a co-development framework in collaboration with regional and state partners. The postdoctoral researcher will be an integral part of that framework.
The postdoctoral scientist will interact in a team environment with research collaborators and with forest management professionals to plan, perform and communicate strongly applied landscape ecological analyses of forest dynamics. Research includes integrating and analyzing large spatial and temporal datasets including remote sensing-based and field-based data. Science communication/transfer includes both peer-reviewed publication and engaging land management partners around project findings and data products. The scientist will have access to a very rich collection of landscape and forest composition, structure, disturbance, and phenology data, and will collaborate with a team of experts in these datasets.
This research opportunity is situated within the Eastern Forest Environmental Threat Assessment Center (EFETAC), a dynamic research unit of the US Forest Service’s Southern Research Station. EFETAC scientists engage in diverse ecology research with broad objectives including: evaluating the effects and consequences of multiple interacting stresses (e.g., climate change, invasive species, wildland fire) on forest health; increasing knowledge of the risks, uncertainties, and/or benefits of multiple stresses on ecological conditions and socioeconomic values; and providing science-based decision support tools for policy formulation and land management.
- How to apply: For position details and to submit an application: https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/USDA-USFS-2020-0074
- Salary: $76,000 / yr
- Duration of Appointment: The initial appointment is for one year, but may be renewed upon recommendation of USFS contingent on the availability of funds.
- Qualifications Required: The qualified candidate should have received a PhD in a relevant field-- ecology, environmental science, geography, forestry, or a related field.
- Experience in quantitative landscape ecology, forest resources, spatial data science, and/or conservation science.
- Excellent analytical/statistical skills with spatial-temporal analysis of large data sets. Experience with statistical analysis software (e.g. R, SAS), GIS software (e.g., ArcGIS, QGis), and programming languages (e.g., R, Python, C++).
- Experience or interest in social-ecological systems and science-management integration.
- Excellent organizational, communication, and scientific writing skills. Ability to work in an interactive team environment as well as independently.
- For More Information: See project details at the link above. For additional information contact Lars Pomara: email@example.com
Position Title: Postdoc in Spatial Ecology
- Location: Colorado State University Dept. of Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Biology
- Closing Date: 1 April, 2020
- Position Description: The successful candidate will work in collaboration with PIs George Wittemyer and Kevin Crooks of Colorado State University (CSU) on the analysis of spatial data. Project work will focus on using spatial modeling to identify wildlife responses to anthropogenic land use change. The direction of this research position will be crafted to take advantage of the applicant’s expertise, the capabilities of the CSU science team, and existing spatial and movement datasets. Potential research directions include:
- Applying modern approaches in movement ecology to investigate spatial strategies of wildlife in relation to natural and anthropogenic landscape features
- Evaluation of habitat suitability, fragmentation, and connectivity in relation to human land use at local, regional, and/or global scales
- Engaging in design of real-time tracking applications, novel interpretation, and/or visualization tools to enhance conservation actions and understand space use and movement behaviors
- How to Apply: http://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/75408
- Salary: 48000
- Duration of Appointment: 2 years
- Qualifications Required
- Ph.D. degree in a pertinent biological, physical or computer science field.
- Demonstrated research focus on spatial ecology
- Highly Desirable
- Excellence in spatially explicit research as evidenced by a strong publication record
- Demonstrated proficiency in movement analyses, spatial statistical modeling, and/or processing of large data sets
- Demonstrated abilities in developing and application of GIS
- Demonstrated proficiency with computer coding in scientific languages (e.g., Matlab, R) and/or programming languages (e.g., Python).
- For More Information: For questions contact: George Wittemyer Associate Professor, Dept. of Fish, Wildlife, Conservation Biology, Colorado State University G.Wittemyer@colostate.edu 970 491-6598 Kevin Crooks Professor, Dept. of Fish, Wildlife, Conservation Biology, Colorado State University firstname.lastname@example.org 970 491-7936
Position Title: Postdoctoral/post-Master’s research opportunity in forest disturbance remote sensing, ORISE / USDA Forest Service
- Location: Southern Research Station, US Forest Service, Asheville, North Carolina
- Closing Date: Open until filled
- Position Description: This is an opportunity to advance forest landscape monitoring following extreme forest disturbances. The US Forest Service, Southern Research Station seeks a highly motivated Post-doc or Post-Master’s student to work with the Eastern Forest Environmental Threat Assessment Center on mapping immediate and delayed hurricane effects using remote sensing and cloud computing. The project seeks to improve the way we predict, assess and manage extreme disturbances. The candidate selected will reside in beautiful Asheville, North Carolina!This fellowship is administered through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science Education. Please see the link below for position details, to apply, and for contact information.
- How to Apply: https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/USDA-USFS-2019-0126
- Salary: Commensurate with education level and experience
- Duration of Appointment: Initial one-year appointment may be renewed on recommendation of US Forest Service
- Qualifications Required: Master's or doctoral degree a relevant field (see detailed position description).
- Preferred skills: Advanced understanding and research experience in landscape ecology, remote sensing, GIS, large-scale database management; analytical software and language skills such as R and Google Earth Engine; experience with cloud computing; demonstrated writing and communication skills.
- For More Information: See link above for detailed information including contact.
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: 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; firstname.lastname@example.org) and Dr. Joe Knight (University of Minnesota; email@example.com).
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: firstname.lastname@example.org