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Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Tropical Forest Ecology
Join an international collaboration investigating the role of internal decay (fungal heart rot) and disturbance in shaping tropical forest health. In year 1, this project will center on Barro Colorado Island’s 50-ha ForestGEO plot and use sonic and electrical impedance tomography (detailed methods in Gilbert et al. 2016) to complete the first long-term (10 years), large-scale measurements of heart rot dynamics in any tropical forest, allowing us to explore the causes and consequences of these infections in unprecedented depth. As a key member of a collaborative team of ecologists at all career stages, the Postdoctoral Fellow will play a significant role in determining the project design and execution, including understanding the interplay between heart rot, external tree condition, and their responses to historic damage. We also expect the Postdoctoral Fellow to develop self-directed research. This research fellowship will prioritize opportunities for the postdoc to lead high-impact papers, develop new skills, co-mentor students and interns as they develop guided learning research projects, and engage in professional development activities (e.g., conferences, educational outreach). Yearly stipend of $55,000 USD, with additional research support. We will begin reviewing applications on April 17, 2023 and will begin contacting applicants on May 1 to schedule interviews. All applications will be considered until the position is filled.
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