Postdoctoral Research Position ~

18 de diciembre de 2008

Postdoctoral Research Position

Ecosystem Ecology and Trophic Structure of Litter Food Webs

The CICLOS Biocomplexity project was funded by NSF to model a whole-forest
carbon budget at La Selva Biological Station in Costa Rica. A postdoctoral
researcher is sought for the final year of the project to coordinate,
analyze and present findings pertaining to the cycling of carbon and
nutrients in leaf litter and the gradients in arthropod density, diversity
and trophic structure.

Members of the collaborative team include:
Steve Oberbauer (PI, Florida International U.)
John Bradford (US Forest Service)
Nora Bynum (American Museum of Natural History)
Deborah Clark (La Selva / U. of Missouri-St. Louis)
Javier Espeleta (Univ. of Arizona)
David Generaux (North Carolina State U.)
Deborah Lawrence (U. of Virginia)
Terry McGlynn (CSU Dominguez Hills)
Ann Russell (NSF)
Luitgard Schwendenmann (U. of Goettingen)

The position will be based out of the laboratory of Terry McGlynn in Los
Angeles, at CSU Dominguez Hills, with some flexibility; some travel to Costa
Rica may be involved. If teaching experience is desired, an opportunity to
teach a lecture or laboratory course may be available.

Key words for the project include: food webs, litter arthropods
(collembolans, oribatids, ants), modeling, measures of litter decomposition,
stable isotopes, nutrient limitation, phosphorus, stable isotopes.

Direct inquiries and applications to The position
is available in January 2009 and is funded for one year. To apply, send a
cover letter, CV, pdfs of recent publications and list of three references.

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