Post-doctoral Scientist: Evaluating Forest Bird and Carbon Responses to Climate Adaptation

University of Vermont

Burlington, Vermont

Job Type Student / postdoc
Salary Details $60,000-$75,000
Deadline Jul 15, 2024

Project: The University of Vermont, Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources, and Conservation Science Partners are seeking a post-doctoral scientist to evaluate the effectiveness of climate adaptive silviculture strategies in sustaining habitat for priority bird species and the associated implications for carbon storage. The post-doc will join a multidisciplinary team of collaborators from the University of Vermont, Conservation Science Partners, University of Massachusetts, USFS Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science, along with multiple federal and state agency cooperators to leverage existing bird survey and forest inventory data from 4-5 co-produced study sites across the Northeast to quantitatively evaluate forest bird and carbon responses, including potential trade-offs. (Note that this position will not entail new field data collection but will entail multiple site visits.) These site-specific evaluations will be scaled across the region using a forest landscape simulation model.

The position is available for Summer/Fall 2024 and includes two years of guaranteed funding with the potential for extension. This work is supported by the Northeast Climate Adaptation Science Center.

Qualifications: PhD in forest ecology, forestry, quantitative ecology or a related natural science field. Given the emphasis on using both field datasets and large spatial simulation datasets, candidates should have demonstrated data management, statistical, and programming skills. Experience with general aspects of biodiversity conservation, ornithology, carbon science, and silviculture is also preferred. Applicants should be able to work independently, but also cooperatively with other researchers and should ideally have experience leading a multi-faceted project and engaging directly with land managers.


Application: Interested applicants should send a statement of interest and goals, resume/CV, three relevant reprints or pre-prints, and names and contact information for three references to Dr. Anthony D’Amato (awdamato@uvm.edu) and Dr. Caitlin Littlefield (caitlin@csp-inc.org) with the subject line “NECASC post-doctoral scientist position”.  Review of applications will begin July 15.

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Category Ecology, Forestry
Tags Climate Change, Ornithology