POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP IN FOREST ECOLOGY at Smithsonian’s Forest Global Earth Observatory

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP IN FOREST ECOLOGY
Forest Global Earth Observatory –
The Center for Tropical Forest Science
Smithsonian Institution

The Smithsonian’s Forest Global Earth Observatory – Center for Tropical Forest Science (ForestGEO-CTFS) is a global network of research plots focused on the dynamics and diversity of forests. Over the past three decades, the ForestGEO-CTFS network, involving hundreds of scientists from dozens of institutions, has established 53 standardized large-scale long-term forest monitoring plots in 23 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas. This international collaboration is now monitoring the growth and survival of over 5 million trees in 10,000 species.

One post-doctoral fellow is sought by ForestGEO-CTFS to conduct analyses of data from the network of large forest plots, focusing on the dynamics of Asian forests. Candidates should have a strong analytical background, an established record of research and scholarly publication in forest science. Research topics may include any related to the dynamics of tropical or temperate forests, emphasizing comparative studies among forests. For more information on ForestGEO-CTFS see http://www.ctfs.si.edu/.

Applications should include a brief statement of research interests, a curriculum vitae, and the names of three references. Submit applications by e-mail to: Delaney Rakosnik, ForestGEO-CTFS Program Assistant (RakosnikD@si.edu). The successful applicants will be based at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC.

This announcement will stay open until the positions are filled.

Questions can be addressed to Stuart Davies, ForestGEO-CTFS Director (daviess@si.edu).

The Smithsonian Institution is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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