post-doc position @ Northern Arizona University

John Paul Sanborn sanbornj at
Wed Sep 29 18:14:53 EST 1999

Tom.Kolb at NAU.EDU
Tue 10:19 AM
 Subject:    post-doc position
Research Associate
School of Forestry, Northern Arizona University
Forest Ecology/Physiology/Entomology

General Information: A new position for a Post-Doctoral Research
is open in the School of Forestry at Northern Arizona University (NAU).
researcher will work with Drs. Tom Kolb (Forest Ecophysiology) and Mike
Wagner (Forest Entomology) on a project supported by the USDA Forest
Service.  The overall objective of the project is to assess the effects
different restoration thinning treatments in ponderosa pine forests on
populations of damaging insects, tree growth and physiology, and tree
resistance to insects.  The entomological work will include periodic
population surveys and forced bioassay experiments for defoliator and
beetle guilds.  The tree physiological work will include periodic
measurements of tree water, carbon, and nutrient relations, and tree
Funding is anticipated for 3 years. NAU is a committed Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans
individuals with disabilities from all nationalities are encouraged to
apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.
Minimum Qualifications: Nearly completed Ph.D. in forest ecology, forest

entomology, plant ecophysiology, plant-insect interactions, or a related

area of study; research experience with forest insects or plant water,
carbon, and nutrients relations; high motivation to perform
research in the laboratory and field; ability to work collaboratively
with a
research team; demonstrated ability in oral and written presentation of
research results.
Desired Qualifications: Completed Ph.D. in forest ecology, forest
entomology, plant ecophysiology, plant-insect interactions, or a related

area of study; research experience with forest insects and plant water,
carbon, and nutrients relations; research experience with forest insects
pine forests; experience with pheromone-based manipulation of bark
research experience with insect bioassay experiments; research
with water, carbon, and nutrient relations of pines.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities: Ability to use modern computers,
word-processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software; ability to
databases, reports, and manuscripts; ability to travel and work unusual
hours; ability to work with people from a variety of culturally diverse
Salary: $30,000 to $32,000 per year; includes medical, dental, and
retirement benefits.
Application: An NAU job application is required for this position.
Application information is available at the following website: The position description is
under "professional" on this webpage.  Submission of a CV and examples
research publications are encouraged with this application. The position
open until filled; evaluation of applications will start December 1,

If you have questions about the position, please contact:
Tom Kolb
        School of Forestry
        Northern Arizona University                     Ph.:
        Flagstaff, AZ 86011-5018                        Email:
tom.kolb at
Dr. Thomas E. Kolb
Associate Professor of Forest Ecophysiology
School of Forestry
College of Ecosystem Science and Management
Northern Arizona University
Flagstaff, AZ 86011-5018

ph: 520-523-7491
fax: 520-523-1080
email: tom.kolb at

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