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  • Species Distribution Modeling and Conservation "Targeted NIMBioS Postdoc"

    Melanie Colón
    • Employer: NIMBioS
      Location: Tennessee
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 05/14/2018
      Open Until Filled: No

    Since 2009, the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) has provided opportunities for postdoctoral scholarship at the interface between mathematics and the biological sciences. /Targeted Postdoctoral Fellowships at NIMBioS/ provide support for specific research questions on projects directed by faculty at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. NIMBioS announces two new Targeted Postdoctoral Fellowships. ***Targeted Postdoctoral Fellowship in Species Distribution Modeling and Conservation*** Applications are currently being accepted for a postdoctoral position in species distribution modeling and conservation at NIMBioS and in the Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. This is a full-time, one year position. The postdoctoral fellow will work with UT faculty (Paul Armsworth, Xingli Giam and Mona PapeÅŸ) as part of an interdisciplinary team researching how to account for the combined effects of land use change and climate change when designing conservation strategies for the Appalachian region. The postdoc will help collate relevant data on current species distributions, future climate scenarios and other variables to estimate projected shifts in species distributions within the Appalachian region. The individual will work with others to integrate resulting biodiversity data with data from other project components focused on modeling land use change in optimization analyses intended to inform future land protection strategies. This work will provide the individual with experience of a range of interdisciplinary techniques and approaches relevant to conservation science. The postdoc will join a community of postdoctoral scholars at NIMBioS and UT Knoxville's ecology program, one of the top 10 percent of ecology units in the U.S. UT-Knoxville is a vibrant campus located in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains. Within the U.S., the region is a hotspot for biodiversity and is projected to lie at the forefront of future efforts to conserve US species in a changing climate. Applicants for the position should have a PhD in Biology, Ecology, Environmental Sciences, Geography or other relevant discipline, strong quantitative and computational skills, and proficiency in English. Experience with GIS and analysis of spatial ecological data are essential. Review of applications will begin May 14, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Ideal start date: September 1, 2018. /For more information and the online application, visit http://www.nimbios.org/postdocs/targeted_postdocs

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