The Jornada has two new openings for postdoctoral scientists. Please look at the descriptions below and spread the word to qualified candidates!
Dryland ecological modeling
New Mexico State University, with partners at the USDA-ARS Jornada Experimental Range, UCLA, Arizona State University, and University of Illinois are seeking qualified applicants to contribute to research in dryland ecology at the Jornada Basin Long-Term Ecological Research (JRN-LTER) site. The post-doctoral fellow will contribute to process-based modeling, synthesis and analysis of long-term field data, complemented by landscape scale data on vegetation patterns and dynamics with climate, soils, land use and associated trophic interactions. The intent of this project is to establish a modeling foundation that can be scaled to dryland ecosystems regionally and globally.
Ecology and remote sensing of tree height and biomass
The Savanna lab in the Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences at New Mexico State University is seeking applicants for a postdoctoral researcher. Candidates with interests in macroscale patterns in forest structure, tree physiology and phylogeny are encouraged to apply. We are looking for candidates interested to join a team exploring global patterns and drivers of woody plant height, canopy cover, and biomass using space-borne LiDAR systems (e.g. GEDI and ICESat2). The new postdoctoral position will also contribute to Jornada Basin long-term ecological research into vegetation structure and dynamics in drylands of the southwestern USA and elsewhere. The postdoctoral researcher will lead analysis of aboveground biomass estimation using ICESat2 and GEDI, and explore factors and processes determining height and aboveground biomass variability, but with flexibility to also develop complementary new research directions. Our group strongly supports postdoc professional development, including travel for conferences and workshops for scientific networking, skills development, the ability to develop independent project directions and submit proposals.