POST-DOCTORAL POSITION - Experimental Plant Community Ecology/Savanna Restoration Ecology. ~

4 de septiembre de 2004

POST-DOCTORAL POSITION - Experimental Plant Community Ecology/Savanna Restoration Ecology.

A postdoctoral position in community and restoration ecology will be available February 1, 2005 at the University of Kansas (Lawrence KS). The majority of the research activity will be conducted at the DOE Savannah River Site (New Ellenton, South Carolina). Duration of the position will be 2 years with the possibility of 1-yr. extension.
Funding for the position will be provided by a Forest Service Cooperative Agreement with Dr. Bryan L. Foster (Dept. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, U. Kansas). The project involves landscape-scale restoration of native understory plant communities in the Long-leaf pine ecosystem at Savannah River. The core project involves active restoration of native plant populations and communities across a variety of sites at Savannah River. The project utilizes an experimental design that also allows tests of mechanisms of plant species coexistence and community assembly. We seek a highly motivated and dedicated individual to participate in collaborative field research. Responsibilities include direct and supervisory involvement in the daily conduct of field activities and the development of new complimentary experimental and/or comparative studies in plant community ecology at the Savannah River site.
1. Collaborate with project investigators (PI’s) in the development of research protocols and implementation of field research. 2. Supervise field workers in the conduct of fieldwork, data collection and database management. 3. Design and conduct additional experimental and/or comparative studies at the site. 4. Collaborate with PI’s in the analyses of data, development of presentations, preparation of manuscripts and proposals.
1. PhD in Forest Ecology, Botany, Plant Ecology, Restoration Ecology or related field 2. Demonstrated research experience and productivity working on the ecology and/or restoration of terrestrial plant communities (community, landscape and/or ecosystem levels). 3. Proficiency and experience using biostatistics 4. Excellent oral and written communication skills
1. Knowledge of flora of the Southeastern USA
2. Experience with multivariate statistics and ecological modeling
SALARY: $40K per year
FRINGE BENEFITS: Unclassified staff benefits determined by the State of Kansas
TO APPLY: Online applications to: including cover letter, and CV. Send three letters of reference to:
Dorothy Johanning, The University of Kansas, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, 2045 Haworth Hall Road, 1200 Sunnyside Avenue, Lawrence, KS 66045
Review of applications will begin November 15, 2004.
For informal inquiries about the position contact Dr. Bryan L. Foster (

Bryan L. Foster, Assistant Professor
Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
University of Kansas
Lawrence, Kansas 66045-2106
Phone: 785-864-4361
Fax: 785-864-5860

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