The Forest Ecosystem Science laboratory at the University of Florida seeks a
postdoctoral research associate to work on an NSF-funded project examining
how increased fire frequency in Alaskan boreal forests affects vegetation
dynamics and ecosystem carbon cycling. The postdoctoral researcher will lead
efforts to estimate soil CO2 efflux, linking these estimates to changes in
vegetation and soil thaw created by repeat burning. The researcher will
join a multidisciplinary (remote sensing, modeling of ecosystem process and
permafrost dynamics) team, with collaborators at multiple institutions
(Portland State, Universities of Alaska and Idaho). The postdoctoral
research associate will assist in connecting field observations of soil and
vegetation C dyamics to the ecosystem process model LANDIS-II.

Interested candidates should feel comfortable working in remote locations
with a team of colleagues, and there will be some strenuous fieldwork. The
researcher will spend the majority of the 2018 and 2019 summer in Alaska,
and winters at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Ideal candidates
would be available at some point in the spring of 2018, preferably in
January. The candidate will have a PhD in biology, soil science, ecology,
forestry, or environmental science. The position is available for 2-3 years,
with the 3rd year contingent on satisfactory progress toward project goals.

Gainesville is a bike friendly community, with many outdoor recreational
opportunities, and is ~1.5 hours from the Gulf and Atlantic coastlines. More
information on the home department, The School of Forest Resources and
Conservation can be found at sfrc.ufl.edu. The researcher will be mentored
by Dr. Jason Vogel (https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jason_Vogel5), and
will join a growing and diverse lab group. Email [email protected] for more
information or call at (979) 846-0879.

To apply for this position, visit: http://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/cw/en-
us/job/503515/postdoctoral-research-associate.

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