A two year postdoctoral position is available in the Rowe Lab
(http://www.unh.edu/rowe_lab/) in the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment at the University of New Hampshire.
The postdoc will join Drs. Rebecca Rowe (University of New Hampshire) and Rebecca Terry (Oregon State University, http://people.oregonstate.edu/~terryr/) as part of an NSF-funded collaborative project that integrates community ecology, biogeography and biogeochemistry to address the impact of a century of environmental change on small mammals in the Great Basin of western North America. The focus of this project is to evaluate alternate hypotheses regarding how the direct and indirect effects of resource use, species interactions, landcover, and climate change at the local scale have shaped landscape-scale species range dynamics. The data come from historical and modern field surveys for small mammals on multiple mountain ranges in the region.
Qualifications: We seek a highly motivated candidate interested in understanding how changes in climate and land cover are impacting species’ niche and range dynamics. The successful applicant will hold a PhD in
ecology (or related field) with demonstrated expertise in species distribution modeling. In addition to research responsibilities, the postdoc will be expected to co-develop a SDM-based teaching module and may choose to participate in designing an exhibit at the Natural History Museum of Utah to highlight new uses for old specimens in ecology and conservation. Experience working with small mammals or in the Great Basin is not required.
Familiarity with the system can be gained by participating in summer field work associated with this project.
Start date is flexible but preference will be given to candidates who can begin between April 15, 2016 and August 15, 2016. The position offers a competitive salary and benefits.
To apply send a single pdf document containing the following information with the subject line « Postdoc position » to [email protected]: a cover letter summarizing your research experience, interests, and goals, a CV, a reprint of 1 publication, and the names and contact information for 3 academic references.
Review of applications will begin February 1, 2016.
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