Research Fellowship in Spatial Ecology, Population Modelling & Conservation at University of Tasmania, Australia 2011

Applications are invited for appointment to this position, which will be offered on a full-time fixed-term basis for 3.5 years. This position is within the National Landscape and Policy (LaP) Hub of the National Environmental Research Program. The goal of the LaP hub is to develop new tools, techniques and policies to support regional planning for the conservation of biodiversity. This position will be with the wildlife program of the LaP hub. The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will develop new approaches for modelling the distribution of species and the structure of animal communities, and link these to fine-scaled projections of changes in climate and land use, in order to optimize retention of biodiversity in future landscapes.

-A PhD in a relevant field [Ecology, spatial ecology, computational biology, ecological modelling] -Demonstrated research performance (through publication) in species distribution modelling and related aspects of population ecology and ecological modelling -Commitment to the completion of research projects, as evidenced by publication in scholarly journals -Demonstrated high-level written and oral communication skills -Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment and to collaborate effectively with other researchers

Scholarship Deadline: 7 October 2011

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