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Postdoc -- Semi-arid Ecosystem Processes

David A. Pyke dapyke at prodigy.net
Mon May 3 10:52:21 EST 1999


Postdoc - Semi-arid Ecosystem Processes

The USGS, Forest & Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center desires to
contract for up to 4.5 years with an individual to lead a research
project that examines the interactions of cattle grazing and climate on
semi-arid ecosystem function in the Intermountain West. Office and
laboratory space will be provided in the Forestry Sciences Laboratory,
Corvallis. This is a collaborative project working with USGS and
University scientists funded through the USGS BRD Global Change Research
Program. 

Qualifications: 
(1) Recent (< 1 year) Ph.D. in Ecology, Biology or Soil Sciences; 
(2) Experience in completing research on ecosystem processes with
special emphasis on nutrient cycling, soil chemistry, soil-plant
nutrient uptake, or soil biology microbial ecology; 
(3) Independent, able to make decisions without supervision; 
(4) Able to travel and conduct field research in extreme weather
conditions. 

Desirable Experience: 
(1) Plant identification and sampling; 
(2) Arid or semi-arid ecosystems; 
(3) Livestock or large animal grazing; 
(4) Familiar with GIS capabilities. 

Submit: 
(1) Letter of Application; 
(2) Curriculum vitae; 
(3) Undergraduate and Graduate Transcripts; 
(4) Three letters of reference to: 
	Dr. David A. Pyke
	USGS Forest & Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center
	3200 SW Jefferson Way 
	Corvallis, OR 97331

Review of applications will begin 1 June 1999.

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