Jobs Posted on the Whova Community Board of 58th Annual Meeting of the ATBC
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Postdoctoral position in animal eco-physiology and evolutionary ecology at the University of Hong Kong
University of Hong Kong The Integrative Biology and Evolutionary Ecology Research group (iBEER Lab) at the University of Hong Kong is seeking applications for highly motivated postdoctoral fellows interested in studying eco-evolutionary dynamics in changing environments. The research will involve fieldwork in tropical and sub-tropical regions in Asia as well as manipulative laboratory experiments in Hong Kong. The research projects aim to gain better understanding of phenotypic and molecular mechanisms of adaptive evolution in extreme environments and along geographic/climatic clines. Our research group follows the Krogh's Principle (i.e., for every biological problem, there is an organism ideally suited as an experimental model). Based on this concept, we have worked in different ecological systems (e.g., Antarctic waters, tropical coasts, upwelling regions, deserts), using different organisms, from unicellular fungi and phytoplankton, to bigger eukaryotes such as molluscs, crustaceans, elasmobranchs, seaweeds amphibians and marsupials. In our work we address transversal questions in evolutionary biology using the interaction of different approaches from comparative physiology to quantitative genetics, genomics and transcriptomics.
Area of research: • Genetic basis of phenotypic plasticity & physiological adaptations in tropical marine organisms. • Functional Phylogeography: understanding local adaptation & geographic gradients of selection
Qualifications and requirement: • PhD degree in biology or related fields; • High motivation & strong interest for evolutionary biology; • Proficiency in English; • Background in any of the following areas is desirable: eco-physiology, population genetics, functional genomics, quantitative genetics, molecular ecology, bioinformatics, evolutionary biology, or related disciplines; • Strong and collaborative communication skills • Willingness to learn new skills and theoretical frameworks in evolutionary biology.
Full-time profesor Ecology and Territory department
Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá The Department of Ecology and Territory of the Facultad de Estudios Ambientales y Rurales at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana requires a professor with research interests and previous experience in one OR more of the following topics: - Geography and ecology. - Food and food safety. - Life cycles and sustainable production. - Production and energy metabolism. - Organic production within the framework of sustainable production. - Geography information systems coupled to spatial management and sustainable management of the territory. The candidate is expected to show competencies in a systemic vision of processes related to environmental studies while showing the ability to link technological tools both in research projects and in educational methods. Additionally, experience in both the public and private sectors will be valued. The candidate is expected to have teaching experience at the higher education level, a doctoral degree, and a current B2 certificate in English (if graduated in other language). CV reception are open exclusively to the email: email@example.com until August 10, 2022.
PhD student - arthropod interactions and climate change in the tropics
University of Connecticut Join the Interactions and climate change laboratory at University of Connecticut!
PhD opportunity to study the effects of warming on the population dynamics, community structure and top-down insect herbivore control at La Selva Biological Station, Costa Rica, click on the link for more information.
I'll be at ATBC 2022 - Cartagena, send me a message if you want to chat about this opportunity - Carlos Garcia-Robledo
Earth System Science Postdoctoral Researcher
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory The Earth and Environmental Sciences Area at Berkeley Lab invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher position to develop high-resolution data sets of forest structure and forest functional diversity that will be used to initialize and benchmark the Functionally Assembled Terrestrial Ecosystem Simulator, and help addressing key questions on the impact of major disturbances such as forest fires in California on the water and carbon cycles. We seek applicants with strong skills in (1) processing, analysis and interpretation of large remote sensing data sets, in particular lidar and imaging spectroscopy; (2) understanding of forest ecology processes based on multiple data sets and model results; (3) development of reproducible workflows using open science principles. Initial appointment is for 1 year, with possibility of renewal for 2 additional years based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs. Anticipated start date: October 1st, 2022. Additional information and application instructions at the link. Review of applications will begin on July 27, 2022.
Senior Post-Doctoral Position in Plant Ecology
University of Bayreuth The Department of Plant Ecology (Working Group Functional and Tropical Plant Ecology, Prof. Dr. Bettina Engelbrecht) at the University of Bayreuth, Germany, offers a Senior Post-Doctoral Position in Plant Ecology. The full-time position is initially offered for 3 years, extendable after evaluation for up to 3 years.
The group examines the mechanisms determining plant distribution patterns and the composition and diversity of plant communities. Various aspects of how abiotic and biotic factors influence species’ performance, distribution patterns and diversity are investigated, and considered in the context of global climate change. The group is part of the Bayreuth Center of Ecology and Environmental Research (BayCEER) with more than 60 senior researchers and post-docs.
The position offers the opportunity to develop an own research and teaching profile. Development of new research proposals and publication of high-quality original scientific research are expected. The teaching load is 5 hours per week. Teaching will be in German and/or English. The candidate will also support the coordination of research and teaching in the group.
Qualifications and requirements:
• Doctoral or PhD degree in Plant Ecology or a related field
• knowledge and experience in plant functional and/or physiological ecology
• experience in designing, conducting and analyzing experimental field research
• a strong publication record
• good oral and written communication (English is required, German a plus)
• skills and desire to collaborate and interact with other scientists.
The review process will start in 22 August 2022. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
I'll be at ATBC 2022 - Cartagena, send me a message if you want to chat in person about this opportunity - Bettina Engelbrecht.
Postdoctoral Research Fellows (plant-pathogen interactions)
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) The Spear Lab at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) seeks two highly motivated and energetic Postdoctoral Research Fellows to investigate plant-pathogen interactions and plant pathogen communities in the tropical forests of Panama. Ideal candidates will have experience conducting hypothesis-driven experimental work in the forest and/or greenhouse, and/or applying established molecular techniques (e.g., genomics, primer development, qPCR) in a novel way. Learn more about the lab's research objectives here: https://stri.si.edu/scientist/erin-spear
Postdocs will have latitude to develop and pursue their own research project, as well as opportunities to lead and contribute to planned and in-progress research. These are 3-year appointments (annual stipend of $55,000 plus an annual research budget of ≤$16,000). There will be monetary assistance with the following expenses: relocation, health insurance, scientific conferences, and a STRI computer; and numerous opportunities for professional development.
STRI is a diverse and welcoming community exploring a variety of ecological and evolutionary topics (>30 resident Staff Scientists and >1,200 international scientists visiting annually). In addition to being biologically unique, Panama is a beautiful and vibrant place to work and live.
View the full recruitment ad here: https://sites.google.com/site/erinrspear/postdoc-recruitment
MSc by Research
Bangor University Interested in tropical forests, degradation, restoration & remote sensing? Want to research how forests are being impacted by human activities? We have a fully-funded MSc by Research starting in Oct Bangor University School of Natural Sciences - Forestry group to work with Dr Marielle Smith (lead) and me, Dr Lars Markesteijn.
! Open to UK and international applicants. Drop us a line !
Head of Science
Cartagena Botanical Garden I’m charge of herbarium, seed bank, SDTF native species for restoration, field work on floristics a seed harvesting in the Colombian Caribbean Region
Global Change Biology (tenure track professorship)
Universidad de las Andes El Departamento de Ciencias Biológicas (DCB) de la Universidad de los Andes (Bogotá, Colombia) busca contratar un(a) profesor(a) e investigador(a) de tiempo completo con experiencia en investigación en áreas relacionadas con biología del cambio ambiental global, macroecología aplicada, sostenibilidad y conservación de la biodiversidad a escalas amplias. Se espera que la persona seleccionada tenga un especial interés de investigación en ecosistemas tropicales y que su trabajo involucre el uso de métodos cuantitativos (e.g. herramientas de aprendizaje automático, modelamiento estadístico de sistemas biológicos complejos) aplicados a grandes conjuntos de datos. La persona seleccionada será contratada como profesor(a) asistente o asociado(a) y actuará como profesor(a), orientador(a) y evaluador(a) de estudiantes de pregrado, maestría y doctorado en el Departamento de Ciencias Biológicas. La dedicación será 40% docencia (12 créditos anuales), 30% investigación y 30% desarrollo institucional. La actividad docente estará enfocada principalmente a cursos en las áreas de biología básica, ecología y sostenibilidad, y biología cuantitativa. Los aspirantes deberán tener título doctoral y demostrar una producción científica de alta calidad. La persona seleccionada deberá desarrollar y liderar una línea de investigación en su campo, que contribuya al desarrollo institucional y del DCB, establecer interacciones con otras áreas del saber dentro y fuera de la Universidad, así como colaboraciones de investigación con sectores públicos y privados externos a la Universidad. Por lo tanto, se considera crucial que tenga un buen dominio del idioma español. El aspirante estará en disponibilidad de iniciar actividades preferiblemente en enero 2023.
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies The Disturbance Ecology And Decomposition (DEAD) lab at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies is hiring a Postdoctoral Associate as part of an NSF-funded project investigating tropical forest disturbance with a particular focus on lightning strikes. The project aims to understand how the local and ecosystem-level effects of lightning vary across forest types in central Panama. The Postdoctoral Associate will collaborate with a team of ecologists and physicists operate a novel lightning triangulation system, conduct field work quantifying the ecological effects of lightning, and analyze a variety of remote sensing data to quantify the ecosystem-level effects of lightning. The postdoc will also be encouraged to pursue their own ideas and develop their skillset. Candidates with expertise in any of the following fields will be considered for the position: forest ecology, forestry, disturbance ecology, ecological modeling, carbon cycling, and/or remote sensing. Fluency in R is strongly preferred. The position is funded for 3 years, and will require time spent in both Panama (at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute) and the United States at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies. The official job ad will be posted soon, and there is some flexibility in the start date.
The project PI - Evan Gora - will be at ATBC 2022 and is interested in meeting potential candidates. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in the position.
Postdoctoral positions available examining forest fragmentation, insect decline, and other hot conservation topics in China and Southeast Asia
Southern University of Science and Technology The Biodiversity Lab at SUSTech in Shenzhen, China seeks multiple postdoctoral researchers, working with Associate Professor Luke Gibson.
Our main research project is the Southeast Asia Hydropower Project, a project spanning 4 hydropower reservoirs in Malaysia, Thailand, and Laos. In this project, we are examining forest fragmentation and consequences on interspecific interactions and ecosystem functioning.
One available project in this study system aims to examine impacts of fragmentation on insect pollinators and recruitment of dipterocarp trees. This research component will comprise two sections: (1) measure the diversity and abundance of insect pollinators visiting flowers in the tree canopy of dipterocarp trees, and (2) examine recruitment patterns of the same dipterocarp trees which are potentially related to visitation rates by the insect pollinators.
Applicants should possess the following qualifications: (1) knowledge of insect taxonomy, (2) familiarity with methods of insect surveys in remote forest conditions, (3) statistical knowledge, and (4) experience writing research publications.
We are also accepting applications for postdoctoral researchers to examine other hot conservation topics related to forest fragmentation, wildlife trade, or green energy.
Postdoc: 2-year contract Salary: 330,000 RMB (~49,000 USD) per year
Aside from long research periods in Southeast Asia, the researchers will be living in Shenzhen. Our lab comprises an international team with expertise in biodiversity monitoring, ecological modelling, GIS and remote sensing.
Please send a cover letter describing your previous research experience and qualifications, a CV including a full list of publications, and contact information for 2-3 references to email@example.com.
Unfortunately I am unable to physically attend the conference in Colombia, but please also feel free to chat with me here on this app if you are interested or have any questions!
2 PhD Students - Epiphyte Ecology
Carl von Ossietzky University You will be part of a long-term research project, WEfunded by the DFG, in which we have been studying the dynamics of a pristine vascular epiphyte community in the lowlands of Panama for more than 20 years. You will conduct a census of c. 1 ha of forest with the help of a tower crane, complemented by transplant experiments, physiological measurements and modelling. This requires several longer field stays in Panama. Successful applicants are expected to plan and execute their field campaigns, analyse the data and publish them together. We are a team – How exactly the different work packages will be divided among the two will be discussed depending on personal skills and preferences. For full details see https://uol.de/stellen?stelle=68943 and contact me ( firstname.lastname@example.org)
Senior Program Manager, Andes-Amazon
The Field Museum of Natural History The Field Museum’s Keller Science Action Center translates museum science and expertise into action for conservation and quality of life. This interdisciplinary center seeks a Senior Program Manager for its Andes-Amazon program, which collaborates with diverse institutions and communities to sustain vibrant cultural and biological conservation landscapes that buffer the planet from climate change and ensure quality of life for local people. One of the main initiatives of the Andes-Amazon program is to conduct rapid inventories, which are surveys of remote wilderness areas that provide social and biological information to decision-makers to help establish effective conservation areas and strengthen environmental governance and coordination. Other major current initiatives include co-development of a biocultural corridor in the Putumayo-Içá region; landscape-scale, community-led conservation in Guyana; and integrating community knowledge and perspectives into conservation efforts. Central to all of our initiatives is an inclusive, asset-based, community-centered approach.
The Senior Program Manager will strengthen the Andes-Amazon program by developing and sustaining program supports and structures that increase our potential for success on the ground, including annual and strategic planning, budgeting, meeting design and facilitation, and grant reporting and evaluation. This includes leadership in one or more of the program’s initiatives, fostering cross-initiative coordination, and supporting team learning. The Senior Program Manager will be based at the Field Museum in Chicago and report to the Andes-Amazon Program Director; the role includes participation in the Center’s senior leaders group and collaboration with the Conservation Tools and Chicago Region programs, as well as other points of contact across the Museum. The position involves travel to South America, anywhere from 15-25% of the year, including to project sites and partner meetings and events.
Lewis & Clark College We invite applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of ecology position in the Department of Biology. We prize transformative and inclusive undergraduate mentorship starting in the classroom and extending to our research programs.
The ideal candidate will conduct field-based research and ask questions centered at the population scale in either terrestrial, freshwater or marine systems. We believe doing science is the best way to learn science, and candidates should be committed to developing a productive, inclusive, and externally funded research program involving undergraduates.
The successful candidate will be broadly trained, with an organismal, field-oriented perspective that will support their teaching in a rotating slate of five lecture or lab courses per academic year. Courses may include our core introductory Biology series, upper division Ecology with lab, one or more other upper division courses in fields related to their specialty (examples include Evolution, Conservation Biology, and/or a course centered on the candidate’s organism/s or system/s of expertise), and contributions to the College’s general education program.
We will prioritize candidates with interests linked to interdisciplinary programming at Lewis & Clark College, which could include, for example, Environmental Studies, Data Science, Health Studies or Earth System Sciences.
Our nationally recognized Biology Department enjoys a warm, collegial atmosphere, and has a strong commitment to pedagogy that supports STEM diversity and equity. We also have a strong commitment to mentorship at all steps of professional STEM pathways. For more information about the Department visit: https://college.lclark.edu/departments/biology/.
To learn more and see application requirements, please visit: http://apply.interfolio.com/107990
PhD student - genetic & functional adaptations of tropical ectotherms
University of Hong Kong The Integrative Biology and Evolutionary Ecology Research group (iBEER Lab) at the University of Hong Kong is seeking applications for highly motivated Master & PhD students interested in studying eco-evolutionary dynamics in changing environments. The research will involve fieldwork in tropical and sub-tropical regions in Asia as well as manipulative laboratory experiments in Hong Kong. The research projects aim to gain a better understanding of phenotypic and molecular mechanisms of adaptive evolution in extreme environments and along geographic/climatic clines. Areas of research are: · Genetic basis of phenotypic plasticity & physiological adaptations · Functional Phylogeography: understanding local adaptation & geographic gradients of selection · Stress eco-physiology and adaptive potential of marine organisms to climate change. PM if you are interested and want to know more details about the project and application
Subject Matter Editors needed in Agroecosystems
Ecological Society of America The Ecological Society of America (ESA) journal Ecosphere is soliciting applications to their editorial board as a Subject Matter Editor in our newly formed Agroecosystems track. As a Subject Matter Editor, you would be
responsible for assigning manuscripts to reviewers and then making decisions on those
manuscripts after the reviews have been received. You would be asked to handle
approximately six manuscripts per year. You would also have the opportunity to participate in
Editorial Board meetings to help us shape the future of the journal. Post-doctoral scholars are
welcome as Subject Matter Editors as long as they have a record of previous publication and
The Agroecosystems track includes interdisciplinary research into the interface between
agriculture and ecology. Of particular interest are intersections of the four pillars of agriculture
(production, transportation, nutrition, security) with ecological systems. Agroecosystems
include managed forests, plantations and orchards, pastures, rangelands, and croplands, and
the organisms living in them (cultivated and otherwise)
We are especially interested to include experts in the Global South. Please get in touch if you’d like to meet up and discuss this during the meeting. You can send an email or a direct message in Whova to Sunshine Van Bael
Spatial Ecology Postdoctoral Associate
School of the Environment, Yale University The Applied Wildlife Ecology (AWE) under the supervision of Prof. Nyeema C. Harris in the Yale School of the Environment seeks an inquisitive and ambitious individual to harness multiple sources of publicly available geospatial data and integrate information regarding mammal distribution and movement, protected areas and landuse change, human-wildlife conflict, environmental conditions, ecological interactions, and human pressures and behavior. Additionally, the candidate will support and use newly acquired movement data from carnivores to investigate socio-ecological dynamics in urban environments. Qualifications for the position include a Ph.D. in geography, landscape ecology or a related field, experience in collecting and analyzing movement data, strong publication record, and exceptional research and communication skills. The candidate should have demonstrated competency using GIS, python, R, Google Earth Engine and remote sensing, Github as well as occupancy modeling, step selection, and habitat selection.
Smithsonian Climate Change Fellowships: Advancing Life on a Sustainable Planet
Smithsonian Institution Climate change is dramatically and profoundly altering our planet from the highest mountains to the deepest seas. For decades, Smithsonian researchers have been conducting studies and collecting data to understand these changes. Through a newly formed Climate Change Fellowship, the Smithsonian seeks to support five fellows to conduct independent research, in collaboration with Smithsonian researchers and utilizing Smithsonian collections, exhibits, and data sets, to advance scientific understanding of climate change. Fellows will be hosted by the Smithsonian museum or research unit(s) identified in the description. Fellows must identify an advisor from one of the identified units and will be encouraged to identify a second advisor from another Smithsonian museum or research center to foster cross-institutional collaboration. Research topics include: Building resilient tropical working landscapes (STRI, NZCBI) Global synthesis of ForestGEOdata to accelerate understanding and support policy on the response of forests to climate change Deep time greenhouse climates and ecosystems (NMNH, STRI) Biodiversity breaching boundaries in a warming ocean (MarineGEO) Accelerating blue carbon climate mitigation through action-informed synthesis of global data (SERC, NMNH) The View from Space (SAO)
Tupper Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute STRI’s most prestigious postdoctoral fellowship is awarded once a year to an outstanding candidate in one of the many research fields practiced at STRI. Successful candidate will conduct a three-year research program based at a STRI facility, typically in the lab of a staff scientist who serves as host or advisor on the project.
Smithsonian Postdoctoral Fellowships
Smithsonian Institution The Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program offers opportunities for independent research or study related to Smithsonian collections, facilities, and/or research interests of the Institution and its staff. Fellowships are offered to graduate students, predoctoral students, and postdoctoral and senior researchers to conduct independent research and to utilize the resources of the Institution with members of the Smithsonian professional research staff serving as advisors and hosts. Fellows can be based at any Smithsonian unit, including at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama.
TOR Nursery Curricula Review and Research
CARE-WWF alliance Overview and purpose of consultancy We are launching a CARE-WWF Alliance signature initiative, a foundational component of which will train women in the development of green businesses, specifically climate-smart nurseries. The idea is to create an in-person training that offers women the skills needed to launch their own nursery – especially as related to native tree, plant and crop nurseries. The goal of this consultancy will be to determine how to best structure this training program through a review of existing curricula, which we can ideally adapt for use in our program. Scope of the consultancy work The CARE-WWF Alliance seeks immediate assistance of an expert researcher and consultant knowledgeable and experienced in the areas of nursery development, climate change, native crops, plants and trees, small- and medium-scale enterprises, green entrepreneurship, community-based training and adult learning methodologies. The objective of the consultancy is to conduct a review of nursery training program structures and curricula and to offer recommendations. Recommendations should suggest how the CARE-WWF Alliance might leverage the best components and good practices from existing trainings in the construction of a tailored capacity building approach for young women in the global south to launch and run their own climate-smart nurseries.
Post doctoral Fellow
Center for International Forestry Research The Post-Doctoral Fellow will support the finalization of the chapter on Latin America and the
Caribbean of the Global peat assessment. This work entails contributing to and co-leading the writing of the 3rd order and final drafts expected to be published by the end of 2022. The Post-
Doctoral Fellow will also work on a dataset and produce a scientific paper on soil greenhouse gases (GHG) fluxes as affected by soil moisture and degradation of palm swamp peatlands of the Peruvian Amazonia. The dataset consists of field data on degradation characteristics and
laboratory data on soil fluxes of GHG collected mid-2022. If necessary, the postdoc will select new research sites in the Peruvian Amazonia where he/she will expand the experiment. The Post-
Doctoral Fellow will also contribute to scientific meetings, internal meetings and meetings with donors. He/she is expected to contribute to fund raising. The Post-Doctoral Fellow will work within the Climate Change, Energy & Low Carbon Development
Team, and develop his/her research within an international team assessing the effect of deforestation, forest degradation, and land-use change on GHG emissions from peatlands. The incumbent will be expected to collaborate on scientific products in addition to being the lead author on his/her own scientific papers. The incumbent should expect to undertake logistical work associated with setting up a new research site. The applicant should demonstrate good organizational skills and experience in leading and motivating field crews. The work will be moderately physically demanding, and the successful candidate will be able to work independently in remote areas.
4 years Research Assistant (postdoctoral position) Deadline 21.08.2022
Philipps-University Marburg The research focus: application of large dataset in biodiversity research (plant biogeography, evolution and conservation). Tasks: scientific services in research and teaching, the development of an independent research program within the lab and the topics described above, including application for funding, assistance with student supervision and teaching, and the supervision of the group’s DNA extraction lab. Furthermore, there are ample opportunities for collaboration on research projects with other members of the lab and participation is expected. We offer: full-time with salary and benefits commensurate with a public service position in the state Hesse, Germany (TV-H E 13). A dynamic environment and the opportunity to develop qualification in the growing field of big data biodiversity research. The position is limited to the period which is adequate to the duration of the qualification period. The qualification goal is a habilitation or an equivalent qualification required for a professorship. Within the scope of the assigned duties it will offer the possibility of independent scientific research for further qualification. Requirements: a university degree (diploma, master's degree or comparable) and a Ph.D. in biology or related disciplines, documented experiences with the generation and analysis of high throughput sequencing data and fluency in written and spoken English. We are looking for a candidate with a strong publication record in biogeography, phylogenetics, macroevolution, or population genetics. Desired is experience with supervising and teaching undergraduate students. Knowledge of German, Spanish or Portuguese, taxonomic expert knowledge of a plant group, as well as experience with data collection in South America and Europe are advantageous. Please send your application mentioning registration number fb17-0018-wmz-2022 including a cover letter, C.V. with list of publications, and two potential referees as a single PDF.
PhD Assistantship in tropical reforestation/restoration in Mexico
North Carolina State University A fully funded PhD research assistantship is available with Dr. Meredith Martin. The successful applicant will conduct independent research in the field of tropical forest restoration and tropical forest ecology. The project will likely be based on collaboration with Conservation International on ongoing forest restoration/reforestation work in Southern Mexico. Within this framework, potential topics could include a focus on tree planting efforts, on natural forest regeneration and stand dynamics, silvicultural management, biodiversity patterns, and climate resilience. The position is funded for three years and includes a graduate stipend of $25,000, tuition, and health insurance. Funds are also available for fieldwork and travel expenses. The ideal start date would be January 2023.
Desired qualifications: a Masters degree in forestry, botany, ecology, plant science, environmental scient, biology or a related field; experience conducting field research; classwork or experience analyzing data using R; and proficiency in Spanish or the ability to learn Spanish quickly.
To apply: Prospective applicants should send, via e-mail attachment, a brief letter of interest and CV (including GPA and contact information for three references) to Dr. Meredith Martin. Materials should be sent by September 1st.