Modeling complex freshwater landscapes
University/Agency: Michigan State University
Location: East Lansing, MI
Job Description: A two-year post-doctoral position is available to work with the Landscape Limnology Research Group and partners (funded by the Center for Water Sciences at Michigan State University). The successful applicant will work with an interdisciplinary team that includes the landscape limnology research group (Kendra Spence Cheruvelil, Mary Bremigan, Patricia Soranno, and Katherine Webster) and collaborators in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife (Daniel Kramer) and the Department of Geography (Arika Ligmann-Zielinska). The successful applicant will build upon on-going research to integrate landscape limnology, economics, human behavior, and policy into a framework that develops a richer understanding of lakes and their landscapes as coupled human and natural systems (lakes and their watersheds). Products of the work include high-impact scientific publications and a proposal submission to NSF’s Dynamics of Coupled Natural and Human Systems Program.
Qualifications: A PhD is required. Applicants from all related disciplines (social science, natural resource economics, aquatic ecology, environmental science) are invited to apply. Persons experienced with quantitative approaches and the use of systems modeling are especially encouraged to apply. Excellent organizational skills and the ability to effectively work with an interdisciplinary team of researchers, managers, and policy-makers across a variety of disciplines are required.
Salary: $40,000/year plus competitive benefits package
Last Date to apply: June 15, 2009 or when position is filled.
Start Date: August 16, 2009
To apply: Send statement of interest, current CV, and contact information for three references to:
Dr. Kendra S. Cheruvelil, Assistant Professor
Lyman Briggs School of Science
Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
35 East Holmes Hall