Urban Forestry Postdoctoral Position

Dan Snyder snyder at acnatsci.org
Wed Oct 18 14:57:20 EST 2000

Urban Forestry Postdoctoral Scientist, Patrick Center
Announcement #: 806
Issue Date: October 10, 2000 | Closing Date: Until Filled 

The Patrick Center for Environmental Research at the Academy of
Natural Sciences (www.acnatsci.org/research/pcer] invites applications
for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in urban forestry. The position is
available immediately and is funded through February 2003. The
successful applicant will provide expertise and take on major
responsibility for the Norway maple component of an ongoing project
focused on rigorous evaluation of alternative management techniques
for two invasive exotic plants (Norway maple and Japanese knotweed).
Study sites for the project are located in woodlands of Philadelphia's
Fairmount Park system, which is the largest urban park system in the
United States. Elements of the Norway maple studies include tree-ring
analysis, determination of spatial patterns in light levels,
determination of primary and secondary seed-dispersal distributions,
high-precision mapping of individual trees, analysis of spatial
distributions of trees, construction of a computer model for
predicting effects of alternative management practices on the growth
and spatial spread of Norway maple populations, and continuation of
various field experiments for evaluating alternative tree-removal
techniques (see www.acnatsci.org/staff/mcnair/adaptman.html for a
project overview). We seek a forest ecologist who is well trained in
the various forestry techniques required to successfully complete the
Norway maple studies and who can work as a creative part of a team
including two other PhDs and staff.

Applicants must have a Ph.D in forestry, forest ecology, or closely
related discipline. Patrick Center scientists have expertise in a wide
range of disciplines, including mathematical and computer modeling,
statistical methods, plant ecology, physiological ecology, biosystems
engineering (including hydrology and GIS), biogeochemistry, fisheries
biology, freshwater and marine invertebrates, and phycology. The
Academy also maintains close ties with local universities, including
the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University, both located
only minutes away.

To Apply
Send CV, representative publications, and names, addresses, phone
numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references to: Urban Forestry
Postdoctoral Search, Patrick Center for Environmental Research,
Academy of Natural Sciences, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway,
Philadelphia, PA 19103. Review of applications will begin immediately.

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