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[Molecular-modelling] *New!* Species Distribution Modeling and Conservation "Targeted NIMBioS Postdoc"

Catherine Crawley via molmodel%40net.bio.net (by ccrawley from nimbios.org)
Wed May 2 14:08:06 EST 2018

Since 2009, the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological 
Synthesis (NIMBioS) has provided opportunities for postdoctoral 
scholarship at the interface between mathematics and the biological 
sciences. /Targeted Postdoctoral Fellowships at NIMBioS/ provide support 
for specific research questions on projects directed by faculty at the 
University of Tennessee, Knoxville. NIMBioS announces two new Targeted 
Postdoctoral Fellowships.

***Targeted Postdoctoral Fellowship in Species Distribution Modeling and 

Applications are currently being accepted for a postdoctoral position in 
species distribution modeling and conservation at NIMBioS and in the 
Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology at the University of 
Tennessee, Knoxville. This is a full-time, one year position.

The postdoctoral fellow will work with UT faculty (Paul Armsworth, 
Xingli Giam and Mona Papeş) as part of an interdisciplinary team 
researching how to account for the combined effects of land use change 
and climate change when designing conservation strategies for the 
Appalachian region. The postdoc will help collate relevant data on 
current species distributions, future climate scenarios and other 
variables to estimate projected shifts in species distributions within 
the Appalachian region. The individual will work with others to 
integrate resulting biodiversity data with data from other project 
components focused on modeling land use change in optimization analyses 
intended to inform future land protection strategies. This work will 
provide the individual with experience of a range of interdisciplinary 
techniques and approaches relevant to conservation science.

The postdoc will join a community of postdoctoral scholars at NIMBioS 
and UT Knoxville's ecology program, one of the top 10 percent of ecology 
units in the U.S. UT-Knoxville is a vibrant campus located in the 
foothills of the Smoky Mountains. Within the U.S., the region is a 
hotspot for biodiversity and is projected to lie at the forefront of 
future efforts to conserve US species in a changing climate.

Applicants for the position should have a PhD in Biology, Ecology, 
Environmental Sciences, Geography or other relevant discipline, strong 
quantitative and computational skills, and proficiency in English. 
Experience with GIS and analysis of spatial ecological data are essential.

Review of applications will begin May 14, 2018 and continue until the 
position is filled. Ideal start date: September 1, 2018.

/For more information and the online application, visit 


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