Research Forester/Research Engineer // 24 September 2021
The USDA Forest Service is recruiting for a research position in the Forest Operations Unit at the GW Andrews Lab in Auburn, Alabama. The emphasis for the position is the application of spatial analysis and/or sensor inputs to solve forest operations/supply chain problems.
Institution: Southern Research Station, USDA Forest Service
Duty station: Auburn, Alabama, USA
Closing date: 24 September 2021
Graduate Research Assistantship // 1 December 2021
A graduate research assistantship (GRA) position for a Ph.D. or M.S. is available in the Department of Sustainable Bioproducts at Mississippi State University. Successful candidates will be involved in a research program in the area of wood durability and wood protection. The candidate will be involved in both laboratory and field work. International students should hold a TOEFL iBT 79 or IELTS 6.5 certificate.
Institution: Department of Sustainable Bioproducts, Mississippi State University
Duty station: Starkville, MS, USA
Closing date: 1 December 2021
Postdoc position in the field of forest restoration, biodiversity and ecosystem services // 20 September 2021
In the context of the Horizon 2020 project SUPERB (Systemic solutions for upscaling of ur-gent ecosystem restoration for forest-related biodiversity and ecosystem services), the Chair of Silviculture at the University of Freiburg invites applications for a 4-yr postdoctoral position focusing on the effects of different forest restoration approaches on biodiversity and ecosystem services. The Chair is looking for a highly motivated and co-operative person with a strong background in forest ecology, biodiversity, silviculture and forest restoration, forest inventory, or related fields. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated his/her ability to successfully carry out relevant research including systematic reviews, liaising with stakeholders and communication of the results in scientific papers and to a general public. Experience in project management and supervision on MSc and PhD students is desirable. The applicant should be able to work independently and in a team, coordinate work with other project partners, and to plan and undertake field sampling in different locations within Europe. A strong statistical background and experience with R and systematic reviews/meta-analysis are desirable. Strong command of English is indispensable. For international candidates, knowledge of German (or a willingness to learn) would be beneficial to enhance the experience of living and working in Germany.
Institution: Chair of Silviculture, University of Freiburg
Duty station: different locations in Europe
Closing date: 20 September 2021
Assistant Professor, Landscape Conservation Genetics // 24 September 2021
This is a 9-month tenure track appointment with both research and teaching responsibilities at the Assistant Professor level in the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources at the University of Georgia. We are seeking candidates committed to excellence in research and instruction in the area of conservation genetics applied on a landscape level. The successful candidate will be expected to establish an innovative research program by developing grant proposals, securing research funding, publishing in reputable scientific journals, mentoring graduate students, and actively participating in professional scientific societies. Teaching responsibilities will depend on the selected candidate’s interests and areas of expertise but will include developing and teaching a course in landscape conservation genetics. Allocation of appointment responsibilities will be: 53% research, 40% teaching, and 7% professional service. Applicants must have at the time of hire a Ph.D. in genetics, natural resources, ecology or a related field.
Institution: Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia (UGA)
Duty station: not indicated. The institution is located at Athens, Georgia, USA.
Closing date: 24 September 2021
Head, Department of Forestry and Natural Resources // 8 November 2021
The Department of Forestry and Natural Resources (FNR), College of Agriculture, Purdue University, invites applications for the position of Department Head. The principal focus of the Head is to provide visionary leadership working with a diverse group of outstanding faculty and staff in pursuit of national and international excellence in research, teaching, and extension. The Head is responsible for the departmental budget including nation-wide land holdings and endowments. The Head provides strategic direction to accomplish departmental objectives through maintaining and expanding internal and external support; wise stewardship of human, financial, and physical resources; and fostering a diverse and inclusive environment. The Head also is expected to serve as an advocate, liaison, and departmental representative within the university and with government agencies, lay and professional resource management groups, conservation organizations, related industries, and society at large. Candidates must have an earned doctorate in natural resources, environmental science or other relevant field and be eligible for tenure at the rank of Full Professor. The Department Head must have demonstrated strong leadership, communication, and administrative abilities, and an appreciation for and commitment to the diverse interests and the teaching, research and extension missions of the department.
Institution: Department of Forestry and Natural Resources (FNR), College of Agriculture, Purdue University
Duty station: West Lafayette, Indiana, USA
Closing date: 8 November 2021
Postdoc position in the field forest restoration, biodiversity and ecosystem services at the University of Freiburg // 20 September 2021
In the context of the Horizon 2020 project SUPERB (Systemic solutions for upscaling of ur-gent ecosystem restoration for forest-related biodiversity and ecosystem services), the Chair of Silviculture at the University of Freiburg invites applications for a 4-yr postdoctoral position focusing on the effects of different forest restoration approaches on biodiversity and ecosys-tem services.
To reverse the influences of past ecological degradation of European landscapes and to en-sure that well-functioning forests can protect biodiversity and provide a wide range of ecosys-tem services in the face of climate change, restoration and adaptation of forest ecosystems is urgently needed. This has been called for in the European Green Deal and the 2020 EU Bio-diversity Strategy for 2030. The project SUPERB aims at developing and implementing solutions for forest ecosystem restoration in different European settings. In this context, the work package on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Management will provide the evidence base and best practice guidelines for effective and successful implementation and monitoring of forest eco-system restoration.
The Postdoc working in this work package will:
• in collaboration with stakeholders identify knowledge gaps regarding forest ecosystem restoration and develop portfolios of plausible restoration goals
• conduct systematic reviews to provide a robust knowledge base for different restoration ap-proaches to achieve certain restoration goals
• contribute to inventories of forest structure and biodiversity in different restoration demonstration areas in Europe and the analyses of relationships between ecosystem structure, composition, functions and biodiversity
• analyse relationships between important ecosystem services and forest structure, composition and site factors
• develop options for the important restoration challenges identified in the demo areas.
More detailed information:https://www.waldbau.uni-freiburg.de/front-page-en?set_language=en
Location (City, Country): Freiburg, Germany
Start Date: 1 December 2021
End Date: 30 November 2025
Application Deadline: 20 September 2021
2 postdoctoral scholarships on wildfire management / forest planning decision support // 20 September 2021
A call is now open for the award of two postdoctoral research fellowships in the Forest Management under Global Change (FORCHANGE) research group at the Forest Research Centre of the School of Agriculture of the University of Lisbon (CEF). The research will focus on wildfire management and forest planning decision support. It will encompass as main responsibilities: - Assist with organizing and processing forest inventory data; - Update and maintain information systems for geographic and inventory data related to forest landscapes; - Support the simulation of forest management alternatives and the estimation of ecosystem services supply; - Develop tools for simulating fire behaviour and integrating it into forest management planning; - Develop and apply operations research techniques and decision support systems to integrate fire risk into forest management; - Support the organization of stakeholder workshops to demonstrate and disseminate research.
Institution: Forest Research Centre of the School of Agriculture of the University of Lisbon (CEF)
Duty station: Lisbon, Portugal
Closing date: 20 September 2021
Graduate Research Assistantship in Forest Logistics // 1 August, 1 October, 1 December 2021
The Department of Forestry in the College of Forest Resources and the Forest and Wildlife Research Center at Mississippi State University are seeking applicants for a funded M.S. assistantship. The successful candidate will work under the direction of Dr. Shaun Tanger and Dr. Eric McConnell in the area of forest logistics, which includes topics related to timber production, timber procurement, forest operations, and economic development. The anticipated research will seek to better understand wood supply logistics in the southern United States, with a focus on Mississippi. The study topic will focus on bridge infrastructure in Mississippi vital to the forestry sector and the student will have regular interaction the Mississippi Forestry Commission. The candidate will be expected to communicate his/her research results in writing through peer-reviewed journals, conference proceedings, and/or Extension fact sheets and bulletins. Presentations at regional, national, and international meetings will also be required. Thus, applicants must be independent and passionate about furthering their education in forestry and or a closely related field.
Institution: Department of Forestry in the College of Forest Resources and the Forest and Wildlife Research Center at Mississippi State University
Closing date: for 2021 fall enrollment is August 1 (domestic) and 2022 spring enrollment is October 1 (international) and December 1 (domestic).