Postdoc salvaje estudiando lobos grises y osos grizzly en Alaska y Canadá ~

18 de junio de 2016

Postdoc salvaje estudiando lobos grises y osos grizzly en Alaska y Canadá

A 2-year postdoctoral position is available in the Prugh lab at the University of Washington Seattle to model resource selection and movements of grey wolves and grizzly bears in Alaska and northwestern Canada. Ideal start date is September 2016 (negotiable). The overarching  goal of the study is to understand how highly mobile terrestrial fauna navigate and select habitat in the rapidly changing arctic and boreal regions of northwestern North America. We are compiling all available
GPS collar data for wolves, bears, moose, caribou, and golden eagles in the study region, and we seek a postdoc with expertise in spatial modeling to focus on the carnivore datasets. This project is funded
through NASA’s Arctic and Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE;, which is a major field campaign to understand resilience and vulnerability of arctic and boreal ecosystems to environmental change. The postdoc will join a large team of >20 university researchers and agency collaborators participating in the
study, and they will also join the larger ABoVE Science Team. Salary iscommensurate with experience.

The Prugh lab ( consists of a dynamic group of
students and postdocs in the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences
at the University of Washington, Seattle
( Dr. Prugh has expertise in wildlife
population and community ecology, and other project members have
expertise in remote sensing, movement modeling, and resource selection
(see Prugh lab and ABoVE websites for more information about the
“Animals on the move” project and team members). The postdoc will have
access to the ABoVE Science Cloud, which will provide access to high-
speed computing and a wealth of environmental datasets and high
resolution imagery.

Desired Qualifications: A PhD in spatial ecology or related field by the
end of summer 2016 is highly preferred. We are seeking applicants with
expertise in GIS, movement modeling, and resource selection. A strong
interest in global change biology and/or wildlife ecology is desired,
and familiarity with northern ecosystems, carnivore ecology, and remote
sensing would be beneficial. Applicants must have a demonstrated record
of publication in peer-reviewed journals, including at least one first-
author publication in a major ecological journal. Strong programming,
analytical, and writing skills are required.

To apply: Please email the following documents in a single pdf to Laura
Prugh ( 1) a cover letter, 2) CV, 3) contact information
for 3 references, and 3) up to 3 reprints of first-author papers or
manuscripts in review. Review of applications will begin July 5, 2016.
Position is open until filled.

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