Postdoctoral opportunity in mechanistic modeling of plant traits

The Farrior lab at the University of Texas at Austin is soliciting applications for a postdoctoral position. This new research group provides many exciting opportunities to creatively develop novel research directions. The group focuses on understanding the determinants of plant growth and mortality through a combination of theoretical and empirical analyses.

Ongoing projects include

1) investigating the determinants of coexistence among plants with differing hydraulic strategies,

2) evaluating the role of disturbance in driving differences in size structure among tropical and temperate forest ecosystems,

3) improving the mechanistic representation of plant growth and mortality in large-scale predictive earth system models.

More information about research in the group can be found at this link

Candidates motivated by an interest in understanding plant communities, with experience in theoretical ecology, and the ability to work with both mathematical and simulation models are especially encouraged to apply. Candidates should have (or expect to have prior to their start date) a PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Applied Mathematics, or a related field.

Inquiries and applications should be sent by email directly to Dr. Caroline Farrior  (cfarrior@austin.utexas.edu). Applications should be a single PDF including a (1-2page) statement of
research accomplishments and interests, a CV, and the contact information for three professional references.

Review of applications will begin Oct. 15, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.