This postdoc will model plant population and community dynamics over large
areas using a suite of computational and mathematical approaches. The
position will be based in the Caughlin lab at Boise State University, and
the research will be applied to forecast land management scenarios in
rangeland ecosystems, including restoration of sagebrush steppe in the
Intermountain West and tropical reforestation in Latin American cattle
pastures. Our lab is focused on developing novel ways to link ecological
and remotely sensed data across multiple scales, from individual plants to
million-hectare management units. We are looking for someone that brings
expertise in either ecological modeling or remote sensing techniques.

Work will involve:

– Processing large ecological and remote sensing datasets
– Applying quantitative models to analyze spatial data
– Preparing papers for publication in peer-reviewed international

Start date is flexible, but no later than January, 2018.

*Minimum Qualifications*
Motivated candidates with strengths in any of these areas are encouraged to
apply: data analysis in R or Python, size-structured population models,
hierarchical Bayesian models, the Stan programming language, and/or the
Google Earth Engine API. Candidates should have a Ph.D. and demonstrated
independent research ability via first author publications.
This two-year position will be based at Boise State University in Boise,
Idaho. Boise is a mid-sized city with a high quality of life, including
urban amenities and outdoor recreation opportunities. University strengths
include a new EEB (Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior) program,
human-environment systems, geosciences, and community partners in federal
and state agencies. The Caughlin lab is dedicated to building an inclusive
and diverse academic environment, including strong support for a positive
work-life balance. The application requires a cover letter describing your
research interests and skills and how they relate to this position, along
with a CV. In addition, please arrange to have three letters of
recommendation sent to [email protected]

The application deadline is August 1st, 2017.

Please apply through Boise State University’s online system at:

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faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to
strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Boise
State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and
applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are
especially encouraged to apply. We are a welcoming campus that supports
diversity and inclusion.

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