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  • POSTDOCTORAL OPPORTUNITY: Hummingbird Monitoring Network

    Melanie Colón
    • Employer: Hummingbird Monitoring Network
      Location: Patagonia, Arizona
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: No value
      Open Until Filled: No

    The Hummingbird Monitoring Network (HMN), based in Patagonia, Arizona, is seeking prospective postdocs interested in pursuing joint funding for research related to the ecology and conservation of hummingbirds. We seek postdoc collaborators with strong backgrounds in avian ecology, plant-animal interactions, macro-ecology, and/or modeling who wish to pursue postdoc funding through organizations such as NSF or the Smith Conservation Fellowship program. The postdoc would help develop our research program and would have access to data we have collected, primarily a field dataset shared by HMN and Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México that spans 7 years, 12 study sites, and includes data from point counts, floral counts, nest searches, and vegetation structure. The postdoc would also co-author papers associated with our monitoring and audio migration studies. The postdoc could build a topic around using previously collected data and/or collecting additional data. Other benefits to the postdoc of pursuing joint funding with HMN include interaction with a large network of scientists, university faculty, and conservation practitioners in the US, Ecuador, Mexico, and Canada, and the opportunity to mentor student from the US and abroad. HMN has published articles in high-impact journals such as Ecosphere, Science Advances, and Royal Society Open Sciences. We regularly give talks at conferences including North American Ornithological Conferences, Partners In Flight, and Neotropical Ornithological Conference. Interested prospective postdocs should reach out early so a fellowship topic can be developed in conjunction with HMN scientists and conservation practitioners. If you are interested in pursuing funding together, please contact Susan Wethington at swething@dakotacom.net with a CV. We look forward to hearing from you!

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