[ES_JOBS_NET] Postdoc in ecosystem modeling U Michigan

Erika Marín-Spiotta marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Sun Jun 5 22:03:45 MDT 2016

We are seeking a post-doctoral fellow interested in applying empirical=20=
and process-based modeling approaches to tackle policy-relevant=20
environmental issues in aquatic systems to join our team in the
Scavia Lab (http://tinyurl.com/klr6gog) at the University of Michigan.
The post-doc will be part of an inter-disciplinary team working on a=20
range of projects, including a recently funded project aimed at=20
integrating environmental and socio-economic modeling to understand
and predict the ecological and societal impacts of harmful algal blooms=20=

(HABs) in the Great Lakes.
The post-doc will work with researchers from multiple institutions to:
- develop geostatistical modeling approaches to integrate in-situ and=20
remote sensing long-term datasets of HAB intensity
- build and calibrate empirical and process-based models to predict HAB=20=

dynamics as a function of multiple environmental drivers
- link HAB models to watershed and climate models developed by=20
collaborators to quantify the influence of nutrient loading and climate=20=

on HAB formation
The post-doc will also have opportunities to develop independent=20
research and/or work on other ongoing modeling efforts, such as modeling=20=

of hypoxia dynamics in lakes and coastal systems.
Required skills:
- background in aquatic ecology
- statistical modeling of ecological datasets and/or process-based=20
ecological modeling, with a focus on aquatic systems
- experience with Bayesian hierarchical and/or geostatistical modeling
- ability to work in a collaborative, inter-disciplinary setting
The position is available for 1 year, with potential for renewal=20
contingent on funding availability and performance. Preferred start date=20=

September 2016.
Applications and questions should be sent to scavia at umich.edu. The=20
application should include a CV, a cover letter describing research=20
interests, and a list of three references.

At the Graham Sustainability Institute, our dedication to academic=20
excellence for the public good is inseparable from our commitment to=20
diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our mission of engaging,
empowering, and supporting faculty, staff, and students to foster=20
sustainability solutions includes ensuring that each member of our=20
community thrives. We believe that diversity is key to individual=20
empowerment and the advancement of sustainability knowledge, learning,and
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