Postdoctoral Positions

Rae Ann F. Hart rangesci at cc.usu.edu
Wed Jul 1 17:39:45 EST 1998



Two postdoctoral positions in the Ecology Center, Utah State University

Postdoctoral position - Plant Ecophysiology/Ecosystem Ecology in Utah

We anticipate a post-doctoral position will be available beginning fall
1998 in the Ecology Center, Utah State University.  The successful
applicant will be part of an interdisciplinary project examining
temporal changes in resource availability in sagebrush-bunchgrass,
juniper, and annual grass dominated communities in
the Great Basin.  The postdoc will be involved in research examining the
role of "hydraulic lift", root depth distributions, and soil depth in
community-level gas exchange, water relations, stem flux, foliage area
index, and nitrogen acquisition.  Most of the work will be at a field
site in central Utah and require some irregular hours.  Natural
abundance of stable isotopes will also be involved.  Applicants must
have completed a Ph.D. in plant ecology or a related field by the
starting date, be able to drive to remote field sites, and have
demonstrated abilities in written and oral communication.  Experience
with isotopes (15N, 13C, 14C), plant gas exchange analysis, soil
psychrometry, plant water relations, computer data bases, spreadsheets
and techniques for soil and plant tissue analysis are desirable.  The
appointment will be for two years with extensions possible, depending on
performance.  Send a C.V., a statement of research interests, copies of
representative publications, and names, addresses, telephone numbers,
and e-mail addresses of three references to: Martyn Caldwell, Ecology
Center, Utah State University, Logan, UT 84322-5205.  AA/EOE.


Postdoctoral position - Plant Ecophysiology/Ecosystem
Ecology/Environmental Photobiology in Tierra del Fuego, Argentina and
Utah

We anticipate a postdoctoral position will be available beginning fall
1998 in the Ecology Center, Utah State University.  The successful
applicant will be part of an established interdisciplinary project
examining ecosystem-level responses to solar ultraviolet radiation
manipulations in southernmost Argentina (Tierra del Fuego).  The postdoc
will be involved in experiments testing effects on vegetation growth and
morphology, plant pigments, epidermal characteristics, herbivory, litter
decomposition, Sphagnum growth and microbial and microfauna community
structure, and other responses.  Applicants must have completed a Ph.D.
in plant ecology or a related field by the starting date, be willing to
live in Tierra del Fuego approximately half of the year (October -
March), be able to drive to field sites, and have demonstrated abilities
in written and oral communication.  A basic knowledge of conversational
Spanish is highly desirable.  Knowledge and experience with solar
ultraviolet radiation measurements and dosimetry, microbial techniques,
Sphagnum biology, and litter decomposition experiments, computer data
bases and spreadsheets is also desirable.  The appointment will be for
two years with extensions possible, depending on performance.  Send a
C.V., a statement of research interests, copies of representative
publications, and names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail
addresses of three references to: Martyn Caldwell, Ecology Center, Utah
State University, Logan, UT 84322-5205.  AA/EOE.






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