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Research Interests: Land Surface Hydrology; Terrestrial Ecosystem Ecology; Ecosystem-Climate Interactions; Global Environmental Change; Energy-Water-Carbon Exchanges; Ecohydrology.

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Post-Doc on Carbon Dynamics of Forest Change (Full Ad) The Williams Lab at Clark University (www.clarku.edu/faculty/cwilliams) seeks applications for a post-doc to investigate disturbance and regrowth dynamics affecting rates of carbon sequestration and release across forests of the United States. The NASA-CMS funded project integrates remote sensing of forest biomass and disturbance with forest inventory data and a carbon cycle model to investigate drivers of forest carbon change and to develop a new framework for Tier 3 carbon monitoring and reporting. A PhD in ecology, environmental science, forestry, or related is required along with knowledge of forest biogeochemistry, terrestrial carbon cycling, and satellite remote sensing of forest dynamics, plus experience with ecosystem process modeling. Technical expertise analyzing large geospatial datasets using MATLAB or similar is preferred. To apply send cover letter, transcripts, CV, and contact info for three references in a single PDF file to cwilliams@clarku.edu, subject line “Forest Carbon Postdoc”, by Nov 15, 2014. Desired start date as early as Dec 2014.

PhD Applications welcome on the broad topic of climate impacts of forest change. Applications are invited for a PhD assistantship focused on quantifying carbon, water, and energy flux consequences of temperate forest disturbances and recovery. Successful recruits will join the Biogeosciences Research Group of Clark University’s Earth System Science program within the Graduate School of Geography. Experience with terrestrial ecosystem ecology, biosphere-atmosphere exchange, eddy covariance, EOS remote sensing, and/or ecosystem process modeling is desired.   Send inquiries to Prof. Christopher Williams (cwilliams@clarku.edu) and see application details at www.clarku.edu/departments/geography/graduate/apply.cfm. Clark University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities and women are strongly encouraged to apply.