Position Title: Coupled Human and Natural Systems Science Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Beijing, China
- Location: Beijing, China
- Closing Date: 8/15/2020
- Position Description: Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences at the Chinese Academy of Sciences invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow position starting as soon as possible. The successful candidate will work in Dr. Xiaodong Chen’s group to undertake research in Coupled Human and Natural Systems Science. Example research topics include metacoupling of near and distant systems (e.g., food, energy and water systems, urban and rural systems), agent-based modeling of human-environment interactions (including driving forces from global trade, labor migration, tourism development, and climate change, etc.), Protected Areas conservation and policy interventions, ecosystem services modeling and valuation, application of geo-spatial techniques (e.g., GIS and remote sensing) and spatial econometrics/statistics to natural resources management. The position is fully funded through the Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences for 2-3 years and includes a competitive salary and benefits package. Work will be performed in Beijing as well as study sites across China.
- How to Apply: For full consideration, please submit the following materials to Dr. Xiaodong Chen via email: CV, names and contact information of three references, and samples of publications. Contact: Xiaodong Chen email@example.com
- Salary: Commensurate with experience
- Duration of Appointment: 2-3 years
- Qualifications Required:
- Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in geography, landscape ecology, conservation biology, natural resources economics or a relevant field.
- Independent research ability via first author publications in peer-reviewed journals.
- Ability to be present and work in Beijing as well as study sites in China if the position is offered.
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Position Title: Research Ecologist and Assistant Unit Leader, Utah Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit
- Location: Utah State University, Logan Utah
- Closing Date: 06/18/20
- Position Description: Position Description: We seek an individual who will build a research program with a focus on developing and applying knowledge about the interactions between wildlife population dynamics, habitat use, and environmental change. Research interests may include, for example: designing and evaluating habitat restoration actions, assessing linkages between nutritional/physiological status in wildlife and landscape-scale demographic patterns, uncovering linkages between habitat structure/dynamics and wildlife vital rates, or assessing habitat utilization and quality in the context of changing climates and urbanization patterns. Desirable candidates will also have an ability to collaborate effectively with existing faculty at USU (e.g. wildlife, population, quantitative, and movement ecologists) and biologists at UDWR, work with large and complex datasets using current bioinformatic approaches, and train future practitioners and leaders (e.g. graduate students and wildlife/land managers). We are particularly interested in candidates from underrepresented groups. https://qcnr.usu.edu/job_listings/may_2020/CoopPositionNotice.pdf
- How to Apply: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/568640800#overview
- Salary: GS_12
- Duration of Appointment: permanent position
- Qualifications Required: Qualifications: A PhD or equivalent doctoral degree in wildlife science or closely related field of study is required by date of hire. In addition, the applicant should have demonstrated abilities and experience developing and conducting research on 1) developing and applying wildlife-habitat interaction models at landscape scales, including the design and evaluation of habitat restoration actions; 2) assessing linkages between nutritional/physiological status in wildlife and landscape-scale demographic patterns; and 3) uncovering linkages between habitat structure/dynamics and wildlife vital rates, including the context of changing climates and urbanization patterns.
- For More Information: https://qcnr.usu.edu/job_listings/may_2020/CoopPositionNotice.pdf
Position Title: USGS Wetland Ecological Modeling Contractor
- Location: USGS Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center, Jamestown, ND, USA
- Closing Date: Open until filled
- Position Description: Assistance needed with current project, “Modeling Wetland Ecosystems in the North American Prairie Pothole Region: Evaluating future impacts of climate and land-use change." Services may include one or more of the following activities: Assemble and evaluate climate and wetland ecosystem data; develop code for plotting information on maps, graphs, tables, and other diagrams. Modeling procedures include: Quickly becoming familiar with the modeling software Stella and the Pothole Hydrology-Linked Systems Simulator (PHyLiSS) model. Running PHyLiSS for a number of different wetlands and prepare interpretive compilations of wetland hydrology and chemistry data. More information can be found here https://wim.usgs.gov/geonarrative/mcweo/. This position is for up to 2 years, dependent on funding.
- How to Apply: Please submit resume/CV, cover letter, contact information, references to email@example.com
- Salary: 18.01/hr
- Duration of Appointment: up to 2 years, dependent upon funding
- Qualifications Required: Completion at least a Bachelor's Degree with a graduation date of June 2019 - June 2020. Preferred course work including study of earth science, ecology, wildlife biology, hydrology, computer science, statistics, climatology, or related disciplines. Skill in using coding languages such as R or Python, and simulation modeling in programs like Stella is preferred. Contractor is responsible for all costs of transportation to and from the principal duty station location. The Government does not provide housing, meals or other living expenses while working at the principal duty station. Travel away from the duty station is not expected. Contractors are paid for each hour worked. Contractor will be working as independent contractors and do not receive a premium rate for work beyond 8 hours/day or 40 hours/week. Additionally, contractors are paid only for hours worked (with no holiday or personal leave benefits). Contractors do earn 1 hour of sick leave for every 30 hours worked. Pay Rates for students include cost of self-employment taxes for social security and Medicare.
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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