Forest Ecology Fellowship at the University of Michigan: (Deadline 17 July 2021)
Applications are open for Forest Ecology Fellowship at the University of Michigan in the United States of America. The Western Forest and Fire Initiative (WFFI), based at the University of Michigan’s School for Environment and Sustainability, invites applications for a one-year Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Forest Ecology. The successful candidate will join a transdisciplinary working group organized to understand and develop strategies to manage forests and human communities in the western U.S. as an integrated social-environmental system.
The postdoctoral researcher at this Forest Ecology Fellowship will work as part of the Western Forest and Fire Initiative (WFFI) at the University of Michigan, a project made possible with support from Kathy and Steve Berman. The WFFI is a transdisciplinary team of faculty, students, and postdoctoral fellows from the fields of ecology, engineering, economics, policy and planning, and behavioral sciences.
The overarching goal of the WFFI is to improve society’s ability to mitigate the risks of damaging wildfires, exacerbated by climate change, to western forests and communities in forested areas. The WFFI aims to serve as a research hub and a bridging organization, working closely with practitioners and other researchers in the US West to identify research questions and undertake intensive problem analyses to answer those questions.
Ideal applicants will be interdisciplinary scholars with a PhD in forest ecology, environmental science, landscape ecology, fire science, or a related field. Working familiarity with forest ecosystems and environmental management challenges in the Western United States is highly desirable. Other helpful training and skills include:
- Familiarity with forest, wildfire, climate change, and/or community socio-economic issues.
- Skills and experience using modern statistical approaches, GIS, and/or scientific programming to analyze ecological and environmental data.
- Demonstrated ability to conduct analysis as part of a multi- or trans-disciplinary team
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
The University of Michigan is a public research university in Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America. Its comprehensive graduate program offers doctoral degrees in the humanities, social sciences, and STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) as well as professional degrees in architecture, business, medicine, law, pharmacy, nursing, social work, public health, and dentistry. Michigan’s body of living alumni comprises more than 540,000 people. Also, it is one of the largest alumni bases of any university in the world.