[ES_JOBS_NET] Post-doc position in Synthesis of tree growth response to past climate

Erika Marín-Spiotta marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Sat Sep 26 20:44:16 MDT 2015

*Post-doc position in Synthesis of tree growth response to past climate*

A post-doc position is available in the Ogle Lab in the Informatics &
Computing Program (http://nau.edu/CEFNS/Informatics-Computing) at Northern
Arizona University. The post-doc will participate in a project aimed at
understanding how tree growth is affected by antecedent exogenous (e.g.,
past climate) and endogenous (e.g., past ring widths) factors. Three
objectives of the project are: (1) Develop a stochastic antecedent model
(SAM) for quantifying antecedent climatic and endogenous conditions and
their influence on tree growth. (2) Evaluate the time-scales over which
antecedent factors affect tree growth for multiple species across multiple
sites in the southwestern US. (3) Identify potential physiological
mechanisms underlying the antecedent effects on tree growth. The study
combines large datasets (e.g., tree-ring and climate databases), field
studies, literature data, Bayesian synthesis, and an individual-based model
(IBM) of tree growth. The post-doc will likely focus on the Bayesian
modeling and data synthesis component, but may also participate in field
and lab work depending on interests and skills. Applicants should have a
PhD in ecology, biology, forestry or related field with strong statistical
and computing skills, or a PhD in math, applied math, statistics or related
field with experience or interest in plant / forest ecology. Questions
about the position should be directed to Dr. Kiona Ogle (Kiona.Ogle at nau.edu).
Applications must be submitted on-line through NAU’s Human Resources Web
Page (go to
https://nau.edu/Human-Resources/Careers/Applying-Hiring-Information/  and
click “Staff Openings” and search for Job ID 602216), or click here.
Complete applications must include: (1) cover letter outlining interest in
position and relevant skills, (2) curriculum vita, (3) names and contact
information for 3 references, and (4) 2-3 writing examples (preferrably
published papers or papers in press, but this could also include
dissertation chapters). Review of applications will begin October 21, 2015.

Link to job:


Kiona Ogle
Associate Professor
Informatics & Computing Program
Northern Arizona University
Flagstaff, AZ 86011
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