Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Climate Change Ecology.
We anticipate hiring a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to
integrate data from a large-scale snow manipulation
experiment with Life Table Response Experiment models
(LTREs), and Dynamic Global Vegetation Models (DGVMs).
The overall goal of the project is to better understand
how climate change will impact plant recruitment and
ecotonal shifts for snow-dominated arid ecosystems. The
successful candidate will work in collaboration with
Michael E. Loik (UC Santa Cruz), Daniel F. Doak (Univ.
Wyoming) and Ronald P. Neilson (US Forest Service, PNW
Research Station). The succesful candidate will be based
in Santa Cruz, CA; the position will require extensive
travel between Santa Cruz, Mammoth Lakes CA, Laramie WY,
and Corvallis OR. Experience with programming in C
required. Prior experience in population biology,
biogeographic modeling, or climate change ecophysiology
would be valuable. The earliest anticipated start date is
1 July 2007, and could potentially continue for 2.5 years.
To apply please send an application letter with
professional interests, research experience and goals, CV,
reprints, and names, addresses, and E-mail addresses of
three references to Dr. Michael E. Loik, Dept. of
Environmental Studies, University of California, Santa
Cruz, CA 95064. The position is contingent upon final
approval of funding.
Michael E. Loik
Department of Environmental Studies
University of California
Santa Cruz, CA 95064
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