A two year postdoctoral position in the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment is available at the University of New Hampshire.
The postdoc will join Drs. Rebecca Rowe (University of New Hampshire) and Eric Rickart (Natural History Museum of Utah, University of Utah) as part of the ongoing NSF-funded Great Basin Resurvey Project. The primary focus of this project is comparing historical and modern survey data for small mammals on multiple mountain ranges in the Great Basin of the western US to investigate change in species distributions and community composition over the past century. Additional details can be found at: http://www.nre.unh.edu/rebecca-j-rowe, http://nhmu.utah.edu/vertebrate-zoology?q=eric-rickart-phd, and http://home.utah.edu/~u0547417/
We seek a highly motivated candidate interested in understanding how changes in climate and land cover are impacting small mammal biodiversity. The position represents a superb opportunity to work at the interface between historical ecology, landscape ecology and biogeography and the candidate will have input in shaping future research directions for this project. Familiarity with landscape connectivity analyses and/or species distribution modeling and/or occupancy modeling would be an advantage. Experience working with small mammals or in the Great Basin is not required, but all applicants must be interested in participating in some field work associated with this project.
Start date is flexible but preference will be given to candidates who can begin on or before August 27 2012. The position offers a competitive salary and benefits.
To apply: Please send a single pdf document containing a cover letter summarizing your research experience and interests, CV, and contact information for three references by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications to begin January 15, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled.
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