Post Doc Position: Gas Exchange and Water Relations in Savannas

Steve Archer sarcher at vms1.tamu.edu
Wed Jan 20 11:14:50 EST 1999



 POSITION:   POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE IN PLANT PHYSIOLOGICAL ECOLOGY

 LOCATION:  Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

 DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:

 We anticipate an opening for a postdoctoral research associate the fall of
1999 in the Department of Rangeland Ecology and Management, Texas A&M
University. The successful applicant will be part of a multidisciplinary
research team consisting of individuals from Texas A&M University and
Southwest Texas State University that is examining mechanisms of
facilitation and competition between trees and shrubs in subtropical
savanna ecosystems. Research will focus on the role of edaphic factors in
influencing plant/soil water relations, "hydraulic lift", root depth
distributions, leaf gas exchange, and above- and belowground species
interactions. Experience with soil psychrometry, plant gas exchange and
plant water relations required; familiarity with stable isotope (13C, 2H,
18O) techniques and data base management desirable. The position will be
based at Texas A&M in College Station, TX but will require regular,
multi-day travel to a field site in southern Texas (5 hour drive from
campus). Field site facilities include furnished, air conditioned bunkhouse
and laboratory.

 QUALIFICATIONS:

 Ph.D. in plant physiological ecology or related field. Working knowledge
of statistical analyses and experimental design required. Good oral and
written communication skills, an ability to supervise undergraduate
assistants and willingness to work in a collaborative research environment
required.

 ANTICIPATED STARTING DATE:  1 September 1999

 DURATION: Two year appointment, with a 1-year extension possible,
depending on performance.


 APPLICATIONS:

 Send a C.V., statement of research interests, copies of representative
publications, and names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses
of three references to:

 			Steve Archer
 			Department of Rangeland Ecology and Management
 			Texas A&M University
 			College Station, TX 77843-2126
 			Email:  sarcher at VMS1.tamu.edu
 			PH:  (409) 845-0283
 			FAX:  (409) 845-6430


 APPLICATION DEADLINE:  1 April 1999, or until suitable applicant is found.






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