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Post-doc in Ecohydrology-- Impacts of Bark Beetles on Rocky Mountain Forest Hydrology The regional epidemic of bark beetles in western North America is affecting multiple conifer species across a wide elevation range with profound implications for regional hydrology. Funding is available for three years from the Wyoming Water Development commission for a post-doc to study how the peaking bark beetle epidemic changes water budgets at scales ranging from individual trees to mountain ranges. The post-doc would synthesize data from multiple years before and during the bark beetle outbreak using the Terrestrial Regional Ecosystem Exchange Simulator (TREES) model and use their expertise to supervise new measurements and analyses of the response of forest hydrology to succession after the bark beetle outbreak. Appropriate expertise includes any of the following: measurement, analytical or predictive modeling tools related to plant ecophysiology, ecosystem ecology or ecohydrology. Applicants should send a cv and a brief letter stating specific research interests, research accomplishments, and future research objectives as well as the names and contact information for three professional references as a single pdf file to Brent Ewers (beewers@uwyo.edu) and Elise Pendall (pendall@uwyo.edu). Review of applications will begin Mar. 1, 2012 and continue until suitable candidates are identified. The University of Wyoming is committed to diversity and endorses principles of affirmative action. We acknowledge that diversity enriches and sustains our scholarship and promotes equal access to our educational mission. We seek and welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives.

Student Opportunities The lab is always looking for excellent undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in pursuing research in plant physiological ecology. For inquiries, please email Dr. Ewers your particular research interests.

 

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