*Postdoc: Ecosystem Response to Global Environmental Change*

The University at Buffalo (UB), State University of New York Department of
Geography invites applicants for a postdoctoral scholar to join a vibrant
international research collaboration to investigate the role of changing
climate in altered ecosystem dynamics (disturbance and/or phenology) in the
Cape Floristic Region of South Africa. Recent climate change has led to
altered fire frequency and ecosystem recovery (
http://intl.pnas.org/content/112/29/9058.abstract), but the mechanisms of
these changes are not clear. The selected scholar will build
spatio-temporal statistical models of ecosystem function integrating
decades of plant community dynamics, remotely sensed images (especially
MODIS and LANDSAT), and historical weather data. For more information about
lab activities, see adamwilson.us. Opportunities for teaching and field
work near Cape Town, South Africa are available if desired.

Candidates must have completed their PhD (geography, ecology, statistics,
or a related field) within the past 5 years and have a demonstrated record
of research from initiation to publication. Candidates must be fluent in R
(preferred) or python programming for spatial analysis. The ideal
candidate will also have experience fitting Hierarchical Bayesian
statistical models, analysis of large (>1TB) datasets, working with high
performance computing, and knowledge of C++.

To apply (only e-applications are accepted) please go to
https://www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=58588 or
ubjobs.buffalo.edu and search for posting # 1600011. Please submit a cover
letter (2-page maximum) describing your research interests and why you are
a strong candidate for this position, your C.V., one recent first-author
publication relevant to this position, and contact information for three
professional references. Applications will be evaluated beginning March 1,
2016. All application materials must be received by this date for full
consideration. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this
posting, please contact Adam Wilson, Assistant Professor at
[email protected] or 716-645-0502. The University at Buffalo is an
affirmative action, equal opportunity employer (AA/EO).

This position is affiliated with the Geography Department
and Program in Evolution,
Ecology, and Behavior at SUNY
at Buffalo (UB) , a large R1 University. UB
has cutting
edge computational resources including
an 8,000 CPU, 170 Tflop computer cluster and high-end visualization
laboratory. Buffalo (population 250k) is on
the shores of Lake Erie about 30 minutes from Niagara Falls and 2 hours
from Toronto.

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