Postdoc in climate adaptation (Texas, USA) ~

11 de julio de 2014

Postdoc in climate adaptation (Texas, USA)

Drs. Derek Hogan and Chris Bird at Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi
are seeking a post-doc to help lead quantitative analyses of climate
change impact, data gap analysis, and management prioritization for the
Marianas Trench, Rose Atoll (Samoa), Pacific Remote Islands (Line Islands)
Marine National Monuments.

The position is part of an NOAA-funded project on assessing the impact
of climate change on select Marine National Monuments and involves a
close collaboration with Dr. Kim Selkoe at UC Santa Barbara.

The post-doc will help lead spatial analyses to model the vulnerability
of marine ecosystems and the intensity of climate change threats in order
to compute and map impacts.  In addition, the project will involve using
expert elicitation surveys to quantify professional opinion about the
relative importance of many categories of climate change stressors in
relation to different ecosystems and species of particular concern.
This work will be conducted in close collaboration with NOAA, NGOs,
local stakeholders, and will help to define near- and long-term agendas
for climate change remediation efforts in the tropics.  The position will
offer considerable latitude to devise and pursue additional analyses to
address the underlying causes, future prospects, and prioritization of
data gaps and management actions

Desired qualifications include:
- expertise in marine biodiversity and biogeography
- experience conducting large-scale spatial analysis and conservation
  prioritization models
- strong communication skills to coordinate efforts with project
- a strong record of publication based on independent thinking
- a collaborative approach to science but ability to work on tasks

The position will begin ASAP, and funding is available for at least 1
year, pending performance.  A competitive post-doc salary will be offered,
including retirement plan and health benefits.

The position will be based at Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi and
will involve some travel to UC Santa Barbara.

To apply, please email (subject line: MNM Climate Change PostDoc) a
curriculum vitae, PhD transcripts (unofficial is fine), three reprints,
and contact information for three references to

Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until
the position is filled.

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