cwcook at duke.edu
Thu Aug 15 15:02:41 EST 2002
Postdoctoral Position in Plant Physiological Ecology or Ecosystems Ecology
Water-use and productivity consequences of alien plant invasion in
Hawaiian dry forest ecosystems
A postdoctoral research position is available for ecophysiological
investigations of alien-grass impacts on forest water use and
productivity relationships in Hawaii. The objectives of the study
include determination of water source interference and competition
among native and non-native species, changes in ecosystem
water-use/productivity relationships, and evaluation of past water
relations based on tree-core analyses. Studies will require the
application of stable isotope analyses, natural abundance 14-C
analyses, sap-flow systems, photosynthetic gas exchange, ecosystem
productivity and other standard ecophysiology methodologies.
The position will be based at California State University, Fullerton,
but the majority of the project will take place in Hawaii. As such,
the successful candidate will be expected to live in Hawaii for
extended periods during the project. The successful candidate will
work closely with project investigators in California (Dr. Darren
Sandquist, California State University, Fullerton) and Hawaii (Dr.
Susan Cordell, USDA Forest Service, Hilo, HI) and potentially
supervise graduate and undergraduate research assistants.
Responsibilities will include design, implementation and evaluation
of field and laboratory studies related to the research objectives of
the project (see
Development of additional areas of interest that conform with the
scope of the dry-forest research program will be encouraged.
Funding is guaranteed for two years with the possibility of a third.
Opportunity for teaching is also available if desired. A Ph.D. in
Ecology, Plant Biology or equivalent is required. Good physical
stamina for extended hours of field work under hot and sunny (or cold
and rainy) conditions is a must. Additional information and
application materials will be forwarded upon request. Applications
accepted until position is filled. Start date expected to be no
later than Jan. 2002.
Interested candidates should contact Dr. Darren Sandquist, Department
of Biological Science, California State University, Fullerton,
California 92834 (phone: 714-278-2606). Email inquiries may be sent
to dsandquist at fullerton.edu.
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