POST DOCTORAL SCHOLAR – INTERACTIONS OF TROPICAL WETLANDS, LAND USE, AND CLIMATE CHANGE Employer: Dept. of Fisheries and Wildlife Oregon State University/Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) Location: Corvallis, Oregon or Bogor, Indonesia extensive field work Job Type: Full-time Compensation: Negotiable ($50,500/yr) Degree: PhD Deadline: Open until filled Category: Postdoc/Research Scientist – Tropical Ecology/Global Change Biology Posted: November 2012 Location: The post-doc will be based at Oregon State University. Extensive field work will be focused on tropical freshwater wetlands and mangroves in select countries of Africa, Latin America, and Asia. Specific areas of likely research includes the Peruvian Amazon (floodplain forests), and mangroves of Latin America and/or West Africa. Description: Ecosystem C stocks of tropical wetlands especially freshwater swamps and mangroves are among the highest in the World. Ironically, rates of land use/land cover change in mangroves are also among the highest in the world such that they are now significant sources of greenhouse gasses. Yet very little data exist on ecosystem C stocks and their fates (emissions) following land use land cover change. The post doc will participate in ongoing interdisciplinary team-oriented research leading field and laboratory research quantifying C dynamics of intact and converted tropical forested wetlands The successful candidate will be involved in a research to quantify ecosystem carbon stocks of tropical wetlands of Asia, Latin America, and Africa. Specific objectives include: (1) Quantification of the total ecosystem stocks of tropical wetlandscritical data for potential future climate change mitigation strategies; (2) Quantification of the effects of land use/land cover change on tropical wetlands ecosystems in terms of changes in ecosystem carbon pools, emissions, structure, and biodiversity; (3) Establishment of a global network of plots designed to quantify C pools and dynamics of important tropical forested wetlands. The post-doctoral scientist will serve as part of an international team comprised of CIFOR researchers, US Forest Service Scientists, and other US and International agencies and universities that is examining the climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies for The position is initially funded for one year with continued funding, dependent upon continued project funding and satisfactory annual performance reviews. Additional opportunities include the preparation of grant proposals for ecosystem studies as appropriate, reviewing manuscripts, participating in workshops, symposia, and other professional meetings. The post-doc will interact with a wide variety of scientists, land managers, and NGOs in a variety of disciplines. The post-doc will have the opportunity to participate in educational activities both in the USA and in tropical countries. There will be extensive interactions and collaboration with scientists, students, land managers, and local user groups throughout the world. Requirements: PhD in ecology, wetlands ecology, coastal zone ecology, forest ecology, environmental science or a related field conferred no later than December 2012. Extensive field experience in vegetation sampling, soil sampling, biomass sampling and quantitative data analysis required. Experience with climate monitoring, laboratory analysis, GIS, ecosystems studies, global change biology, wetlands or coastal zone ecology or related areas is desirable Ability to work in remote settings in tropical forested wetlands and mangroves with few amenities, and in cultures vastly different from the developed world. Demonstrated proficiency in publishing, question-driven research, and detailoriented, conscientious application of scientific methods. Skills needed in communication and collaboration with people from all walks of life Ability to speak, or willingness to learn Spanish or French is desirable Application Deadline: Review of applicants will continue until the post is filled. Preferred desirable start date is before March 1, 2013 If interested please send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references (email correspondence preferred) to the address below. J Boone Kauffman Department of Fisheries and Wildlife Oregon State University Corvallis, Oregon 97331 USA For more information contact J. Boone Kauffman [email protected] 541-737-5509 Postdoctoral position in mangrove/coastal wetlands ecology – carbon dynamics , land use , and climate change Applications are being accepted for Postdoctoral position with the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Oregon State University and the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR). The successful candidate will be involved in a research to quantify ecosystem carbon stocks and emissions (Blue Carbon) of tropical coastal wetlands (especially mangroves) of Asia, Latin America, and Africa. Specific objectives include: (1) Quantification of the total ecosystem stocks of tropical coastal wetlands-critical data for potential future climate change mitigation strategies; (2) Quantification of the effects of land use/land cover change on tropical coastal ecosystems in terms of changes in ecosystem carbon pools, emissions, structure, and biodiversity; (3) Establishment of a global network of plots designed to quantify C stocks and dynamics of important coastal wetland types in the tropics. Preferred qualifications include: field experience in coastal wetlands, tropical forests, or similar experiences of conducting field work in remote locations. A PhD in wetlands ecology, coastal zone ecology, forestry, environmental science or a related field is required. To apply, please send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references (email correspondence preferred) to: J Boone Kauffman Department of Fisheries and Wildlife Oregon State University Corvallis, Oregon 97331 USA [email protected] 541-737-5509 The salary will be about $ 50,000 per year with benefits. The preferred start date is January 2012. Applications will be accepted till a suitable candidate is found.