Post-doc: Climate change and biodiversity in an agricultural landscape

A postdoctoral position is available to join an interdisciplinary team to study agricultural responses and potential adaptation strategies to climate change, with emphasis on cropland and wildland biodiversity, crop productivity, nutrient cycling, water use, and public policy and planning. The postdoc will work with a diverse group of faculty in biophysical and socioeconomic disciplines at the University of California at Davis to understand mitigation and adaptation options for a representative agricultural landscape in California. There will also be a field-oriented research component that involves restoration practices to increase biodiversity, C sequestration, nutrient cycling and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in riparian corridors, hedgerows, and other types of farm margins.

They are seeking an individual who has expertise in at least two of the following areas, and a desire to engage in cross-disciplinary analyses: landscape ecology, agroecology, soil science, hydrology, geography, economics, and community development. The ideal candidate would have some expertise in GIS and simulation modeling. Good writing skills are essential. The position is immediately available.

Please send a CV, a list of relevant coursework or transcripts, and names and contact information of three references to
Dr. Louise JacksonUniversity of California at Davis.