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Postdoctoral Research Associate - Earth System Science
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
We are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate who will support the Earth Systems Modeling Group in the Environmental Sciences Division (ESD), Biological and Environmental Systems Science Directorate (BESSD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). The postdoctoral researcher has expertise in remote sensing of terrestrial ecosystems, machine learning and computational science.
Link: https://jobs.ornl.gov/job/Oak-Ridge-Postdoctoral-Research-Associate-Earth-System-Science-TN-37830/996203900/
PhD Assistantship - Fall 2023: Functional connectivity southeastern US
Clemson University & USGS
The Buchholtz Lab at Clemson University is seeking to recruit 1 PhD student starting in Fall 2023. The student will be in the Forestry & Environmental Conservation Department - Wildlife & Fisheries Biology Ph.D. program and part of the USGS South Carolina
Cooperative Wildlife & Fisheries Research Unit.

This PhD position will focus on a multi-scale assessment of functional connectivity in the southeastern United States. Connectivity has been modeled in multiple ways to understand how plants and wildlife move across landscapes. Further works is needed investigate how these models correspond across temporal and spatial scales with species’ functional needs. This position will leverage connectivity model outputs to design and study how landscapes in the southeastern U.S. facilitate or impede movement-based processes for species at different scales. Research is expected to include both field-based and computer- based work, for example, surveying biodiversity within connected areas, GPS-tracking wildlife species, simulating wildlife movement, and/or generating and assessing connectivity and movement models.
Students will have opportunities to develop specific research questions around this topic and shape the direction of their study.

See https://buchholtzlab.weebly.com/join-us.html for more details. Dr. Erin Buchholtz will be at IALE-NA and looks forward to talking with any interested applicants.
Link: https://buchholtzlab.weebly.com/join-us.html
2 Postdoc & 1 Post-masters researchers - Wildlife & Ecological Disturbance (coming soon)
Colorado State University & USFS Rocky Mountain Research Station
The Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station (RMRS) and Colorado State University will be hiring for three research positions (2 postdocs or Phd-level scientists and 1 post-masters level scientist) based in Fort Collins, Colorado. Successful candidates will lead one of multiple projects focused on disturbance (wildfire and drought) effects on wildlife trends and distributions. We expect to begin hiring in the late spring/early summer with some flexibility in start date. Please reach out to Zack Steel (RMRS; Zachary.steel@usda.gov) if you are interested in learning more. Zack is attending IALE and would be happy to schedule a time to meet any potential candidates.
PhD Assistantship
University of Georgia
The Bothwell Lab at the University of Georgia is seeking a highly motivated PhD student with interest in forest conservation and a background in population genetics, landscape ecology, and/or geospatial modeling.  The field of landscape genetics aims to merge these disciplines to support conservation genetic management of species facing rapid global change, while also addressing fundamental questions in ecology and evolution.  The successful candidate will contribute to an ongoing project investigating functional genomics of drought adaptation in Australian eucalyptus.  They will also have the opportunity to develop additional research questions related to southeastern forest conservation management and aligned with their specific interests, strengths and professional goals.

Qualifications:  M.S. in Ecology, Conservation Biology, Plant Sciences, Genetics, GIS or related field.  Preference will be given to applicants with strong quantitative skills, experience using statistical and geospatial software, familiarity with various programming languages and high performance computing environments, genetic/genomic experience and/or field research experience.  The successful applicant will be self-motivated and able to work both independently and as part of a collaborative team.  They will have excellent written and oral communication skills and a passion for working across disciplines to deliver applied conservation management solutions.  Some fieldwork in remote areas is possible, valid driver’s license required.
Link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_bSVk_NXKYO8BsfPPbOTNVFekpz83a5M/view?usp=share_link
POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLAR IN TREE MORTALITY
Oregon State University
The Pacific Northwest Permanent Sample Plot (PNW-PSP; https://pnwpsp.forestry.oregonstate.edu/) Program – an Oregon State University College of Forestry and USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station collaborative long-term forest dynamics research program – is seeking applicants for a postdoctoral scholar to carry out novel research examining temporal and spatial patterns in tree mortality in western Oregon and Washington to understand drivers of forest change at multiple scales. This research will leverage >140 long-term tree measurement installations located in western Oregon and Washington and repeat satellite and lidar remote sensing to (1) relate long-term tree growth and mortality to current patterns in remotely sensed forest heterogeneity and (2) analyze spatial patterns of fire effects from the Holiday Farm Fire (2020) on second-growth, mature, and old-growth forests at the H. J. Andrews Experimental Forest and NSF-funded Long-Term Ecological Research site (https://andrewsforest.oregonstate.edu/). Additional information about this position can be found at https://gradschool.oregonstate.edu/postdocs/open-positions/17721-temporal-and-spatial-patterns-tree-mortality-across-western-oregon-and.

Candidates with experience in community and disturbance ecology, remote sensing, statistical modeling, and GIS are encouraged to apply. To apply, please send the following materials to Matt Powers (matthew.powers@oregonstate.edu) and David Bell (david.bell@usda.gov):

Material Review will begin by March 31, 2023

For additional information please contact: Matt Powers, matthew.powers@oregonstate.edu, or David Bell, david.bell@usda.gov
Link: https://gradschool.oregonstate.edu/postdocs/open-positions/17721-temporal-and-spatial-patterns-tree-mortality-across-western-oregon-and
PhD Assistantship - Invasion Ecology
University of Arkansas
I am looking for a student with a collaborative spirit, a creative mind, and a strong interest in applied ecology and natural resources management. The student will be part of the Arkansas Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit. The student will lead a 4-year project on improving early detection models for invasive plants using Bayesian modeling, mechanistic dispersal modeling, and geospatial analyses. The focal species will be cogongrass—the “seventh worst weed in the world.”

The student will be a member of a diverse group of researchers from the Agricultural Research Service, the US Forest Service, the University of Florida, and Michigan State University. There will be ample opportunities to form independent research questions, do field work if desired, and work with a really fun and supportive team.

If interested, shoot me an email or message me. Looking forward to meeting you!
Link: https://livinglandscapes.github.io/LivingLandscapes_Website/index.html
Research Social Scientist (up to 3 positions)
US Forest Service Northern Research Station
The USDA Forest Service’s Northern Research Station is hiring up to 3 permanent, full-time Research Social Scientists (GS-0101-12/13). These positions will be part of the social science research work unit (NRS-09): People and Their Environments: Social Science and Strategic Foresight Supporting Natural Resource Management and Policy. The mission of NRS-09 is to conduct economic and social science research and provide information to enhance people’s lives through improved land management, stewardship and policy. The incumbent is expected to develop a program of research that fits within the three research problem areas of NRS09: Attaining Preferred Futures: Planning and Collaborative Conservation, Enhancing the Flow of Goods and Services while Protecting Forests and Natural Areas, and Understanding Social Drivers and Impacts of Disturbances, Natural Disasters, and Other Landscape Change. We welcome applicants from a diversity of backgrounds and experiences, including psychology, sociology, human dimensions of natural resources, geography, behavioral economics, strategic foresight, and planning.

The position is open for application from 3/22-3/28/23 through USAjobs. See: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/714384700
Duty stations for this position include St. Paul, MN and Evanston, IL.

Link: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/714384700
INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH ECOLOGIST/RESEARCH METEOROLOGIST
US Forest Service Northern Research Station
This position is with the USDA Forest Service, NRS, Climate, Fire and Carbon Cycle Sciences Research Work Unit (NRS-06). The scientist will improve understanding of forest greenhouse gas, water, and energy exchange at multiple scales in time and space to better inform decisions that are made concerning forest management, carbon sequestration, natural disturbance, and the climate system. The major aim of this work is to understand how a changing climate impacts the functioning, carbon storage, and climate forcing (feedbacks to climate change) of forest and wetland ecosystems. Forest ecosystems generally remove CO2 from the atmosphere and may be more actively managed to serve as nature-based climate solutions. The scientist will utilize flux tower data and methods to better understand how ecosystems can be managed to increase the uptake and persistence of stored carbon and will address other questions relating to forest climate feedbacks. This involves developing and testing new ways of making and interpreting measurements of ecosystem gas exchange and bringing field data (ecosystem flux using diverse methods such as eddy covariance and remote sensing, intensive biometric data such as tree ring increment, extensive data such as inventories) and models together. Collaboration with work unit scientists and other partners in the production, use, and evaluation of models of surface-atmosphere exchange and the use of innovative data assimilation and machine learning techniques are central to this problem area. Of particular importance is the development of models addressing biogeochemical and biophysical climate feedbacks between natural ecosystems (primarily forests and wetlands) and the climate system that can be used to inform ecosystem management. For an official outreach notice, please contact Erik Lilleskov via email.
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