jueves, 3 de octubre de 2013

Graduate and Post-doc paleoecology positions with PalEON

We will start to post some work offers and grants. If you heard about something that might be of interest, please let us know and we'll add a post!
Here it goes the first one:

PalEON, an NSF-funded PaleoEcological Observatory Network to Assess
Terrestrial Ecosystem Models (, is looking for highly
qualified graduate and post-doc candidates interested in working with an
interdisciplinary team of statisticians, paleoecologists, ecosystem
modelers, and climate scientists. Graduate positions are available at the
University of Idaho and the University of Notre Dame. Post-doc positions
available at University of Arizona.

University of Idaho

Work at the University of Idaho focuses on understanding ecosystem change in
boreal forests of Alaska. Specifically, the successful student will utilize
paleoecology, dendrochronology, and varying modeling approaches to (1)
quantify the patterns and causes of boreal fire regime variability over the
past 2000 years, (2) quantify the impacts of climate variability on tree
growth over the past several centuries, and (3) help assimilate these data
into ecosystem models to project ecosystem response to future climate
change. Details about Dr. Higuera’s lab and graduate position can be found
at: and
Review of applications begins November 1, 2013 and the position will remain
open until a suitable candidate is found.

University of Notre Dame
The University of Notre Dame is looking for 1-2 highly motivated PhD
students with strong ecological and quantitative skills interested in
bridging between long-term data, statistics and modeling. Projects will
fall within the PalEON general approach of validating and improving
ecosystem models through the inclusion of information from historical and
paleoecological data spanning the last 2000 years. Details about Dr.
McLachlan’s lab and applying for the positions can be found at: and
Applications are due January 5, 2014.

University of Arizona
2 Assistant Research Positions are available with Dr. Moore’s laboratory in
the School of Natural Resources.
The first position is focused on long term controls of vegetation and the
paleoecological reconstruction of the carbon cycle in the Northeast USA and
The second position will focus on ecophysiological processes controlling
carbon uptake and storage in forest ecosystems from daily, seasonal to
inter-annual timescales.
For details and to apply:

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