18 July 2012

Funding for PhD students and Postdoctoral fellows in Modelling Human-Environment Systems

Fully funded postdoctoral and PhD positions available Modeling coupled human-environment forest-grassland ecosystems

School of Environmental Sciences, University of Guelph

Posted July 2012

We are seeking 1 or 2 postdoctoral fellows (2 year terms) and 1 or 2 PhD students (3 year terms) to join in a recently funded project on modeling naturally occurring forest-grassland mosaic landscapes and their interactions with human interventions. Work will be based in the Global Ecological Change laboratory, School of Environmental Sciences, University of Guelph led by Professor Madhur Anand. The trainees will
have the opportunity (and indeed may be required) to travel to Brazil and/or India to conduct fieldwork and meet with collaborators, but the work will mainly involve mathematical and/or computational modeling in
Guelph. As such, applicants should have a strong quantitative skill set and ability to program in C, C++, Matlab, R or similar languages.
Applications should also have a publication record in ecological modeling, excellent communication skills, leadership potential and the ability to work well in groups. Trainees may be co-supervised with collaborators (e.g., Professor Chris Bauch, Mathematics and Statistics, Guelph). Guelph is about one hour’s drive from Toronto and its many attractions and opportunities. Guelph has consistently been ranked as one of the top 10 places to live in Canada. Please send a letter of interest indicating why your background is fitting, representative publications, a CV, and the names and contact information of three references to  manand@uoguelph.ca . Applications will be sought until suitable candidates are found. Start date is
flexible (can be as early as Fall 2012) but preferably will be in  Spring 2013. This project is being funded by the James S. McDonnell Foundation.

Madhur Anand, Professor
Global Ecological Change (GEC) Laboratory
School of Environmental Sciences
University of Guelph
Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1
519-824-4120 x56254

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