[ES_JOBS_NET] Postdoc Position Available: Quantitative Analyses of Marine Ecosystem Climate Change Impacts

Erika Marín-Spiotta marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Thu Sep 4 10:20:02 MDT 2014

From:    =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Derek_Hogan?= <james.hogan at TAMUCC.EDU>
Subject: Postdoc Position Available: Quantitative Analyses of Marine
Ecosystem Climate Change Impacts

Drs. Derek Hogan and Chris Bird at Texas A&M University =96 Corpus Ch=
are seeking a post-doc to help lead quantitative analyses of climate=20
change impact, data gap analysis, and management prioritization for the=20=

Marianas Trench, Rose Atoll (Samoa), Pacific Remote Islands (Line=20
Islands) Marine National Monuments. The position is part of an NOAA-
funded project on assessing the impact of climate change on select=20
Marine National Monuments and involves a close collaboration with Dr.=20
Kim Selkoe at UC Santa Barbara. The post-doc will help lead spatial=20
analyses to model the vulnerability of marine ecosystems and the=20
intensity of climate change threats in order to compute and map impacts.=20=

In addition, the project will involve using expert elicitation surveys=20=

to quantify professional opinion about the relative importance of many=20=

categories of climate change stressors in relation to different=20
ecosystems and species of particular concern. This work will be=20
conducted in close collaboration with NOAA, NGOs, local stakeholders,=20
and will help to define near- and long-term agendas for climate change=20=

remediation efforts in the tropics. The position will offer considerable=20=

latitude to devise and pursue additional analyses to address the=20
underlying causes, future prospects, and prioritization of data gaps and=20=

management actions.

Desired qualifications include:=20
- expertise in marine biodiversity and biogeography=20
- experience conducting large-scale spatial analysis and conservation=20
prioritization models=20
- strong communication skills to coordinate efforts with project=20
- a strong record of publication based on independent thinking=20
- a collaborative approach to science but ability to work on tasks=20

The position will begin ASAP, and funding is available for at least 1=20
year, pending performance. The position will be based at TAMU =96 Corpus=20=

Christi and will involve some travel to UC Santa Barbara. To apply,=20
please follow the link provided:=20
For more information on this position please contact bird at tamucc.edu and=20=

james.hogan at tamucc.edu.=20

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