This two-year position will be located in Fairbanks, Alaska. Applicants who would like to work remotely will also be considered.
The successful candidate will work collaboratively on data synthesis with the Consumers Working Group of Bonanza Creek Long-Term Ecological Research (BNZ-LTER) program. This position focuses on data synthesis to advance understanding of herbivore dynamics and their impacts on successional trajectories in the boreal forest. The research fellow will work as a member of the BNZ-LTER team to integrate results from studies of vertebrate and invertebrate herbivores in interior Alaska. Data sources include field-based surveys of hare, moose, and insect herbivore populations, herbivory experiments carried out over the past three decades, and monitoring of herbivore impacts on dominant woody plants and ecosystem processes such as nutrient cycling. The postdoctoral researcher will aim to integrate these results to assess the magnitude and distribution of consumer impacts on tree population dynamics and competitive interactions, and consequences for successional trajectories of boreal forests.
Applicants must have completed their PhD in ecology or a related field, and have demonstrated skills in data analysis and scientific communication.
To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction. Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.
Applications should include a resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information for three professional references. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until a successful candidate is identified.
Application deadline: Open until filled
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