12 de diciembre de 2004


The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) in Edgewater, Maryland, anticipates funding for several postdoctoral fellowships. Application material can be obtained online at The annual application deadline is January 15, 2004. An application consists of a completed application form, current CV, a formal research proposal (not to exceed 1500 words), transcripts, and three letters of reference. Stipends are $35000 per year, plus support for group health insurance, research expenses, and modest relocation costs. Fellowships are potentially renewable for a second year, depending upon successful annual review of progress.
Applicants must name a SERC principal investigator as advisor, and may name one or more co-advisors. SERC principal investigators and their research interests are listed below. It is strongly recommended that the research proposal be discussed with a perspective advisor.
Denise Breitburg Population and community ecology of marine and estuarine species, especially fish and gelatinous zooplankton; hypoxia; food webs. Wayne Coats Estuarine protistan ecology; microbial host-parasite relationships Bert Drake Impact of elevated CO2 on Maryland marsh and Florida scrub oak Candy Feller Biocomplexity of mangrove ecosystems; insect-plant interactions Chuck Gallegos Phytoplankton dynamics; estuarine optics; estuarine microbial food webs Cindy Gilmour Microbial ecology and mercury biogeochemistry Tuck Hines Population and community ecology of marine and estuarine macroinvertebrates, especially blue crabs, and fish; predator-prey relationships; marine invasive species Tom Jordan N and P biogeochemistry along salinity gradients; controls of nutrient discharges from watersheds Pete Marra Population and behavioral ecology of Neotropical migratory birds Pat Megonigal Wetland carbon and iron cycling; Effects of elevated CO2 on soil biogeochemical cycles; Microbial ecology Pat Neale UV effects on phytoplankton; photobiology Rick Osman Ecology of fouling communities; marine invasive species; population and community ecology of marine and estuarine invertebrates. Jess Parker Forest ecology, remote sensing (esp. Lidar) and forest micro-climatology Fritz Riedel Biogeochemistry Dennis Whigham Plant ecology, especially orchid-mycorrhizal interactions, the ecology of invasive species and wetland ecology Greg Ruiz Ecology of marine invasive species; ecology of macroinvertebrates Don Weller Landscape ecology; modeling watershed nutrient export; GIS analysis
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