Postdoctoral Researcher in Quantitative Conservation Ecology:
Climate smart connectivity for Southern California wildlife
Biology Department
San Diego State University

Qualifications: We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher with expertise
in species distribution modeling and familiarity with population and
connectivity modeling. A PhD is required as well as strong mathematical
and programming skills. The candidate must be fluent in R and GIS;
familiarity with Python is preferable. The candidate should be able to
work both independently and in a collaborative setting with project
stakeholders at the Department of Fish and Wildlife and Climate Science
Alliance – South Coast. Familiarity with the Southern California
ecosystems is desirable.

Job Description: Start date is as soon as possible. The postdoctoral
researcher will work on a project funded by California’s Wildlife
Conservation Board and a State Wildlife Grant to identify and prioritize
corridors to promote population resilience for five focal Southern
California wildlife species under threat from climate change, land use
change, and altered disturbance regimes. The project combines
traditional habitat niche modeling, recent advances in connectivity
modeling, and spatially-explicit demographic dynamics for populations
undergoing disturbances and/or management actions. The postdoctoral
researcher will be based at San Diego State University (SDSU) and will
work under the direction of Rebecca Lewison (SDSU) and Megan Jennings
(SDSU) and with external collaborator Erin Conlisk (Pt Blue Conservation
Science). The project may require travel within California. Model
development and analysis will include: 1) providing habitat suitability
ensemble forecasts for five focal species, 2) using least cost path and
resistance connectivity modeling to identify corridors, 3) constructing
population models that incorporate (1) and (2) to explore species
resilience under different corridor scenarios, and 4) using decision
support tools to prioritize corridors. The researcher will be expected
to prepare results for peer reviewed journals.

Appointment: 75-100% time appointment for one year from start date, with
the possibility for additional year(s) of funding contingent upon
performance. Salary is $43,000 a year plus benefits.

To apply: Please send your letter of interest, CV, contact information
for three references and any inquiries to Megan Jennings at
[email protected] Please put “Quantitative Postdoc” in the email
subject heading. The position will remain open until filled, but
application review will commence on July 7, 2017. San Diego State
University is an equal opportunity employer.

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