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A postdoctoral position is available in the Muñoz Lab in Biological Sciences to study the ecological and evolutionary physiology of ectotherms using spatial analysis. The successful applicant will be part of collaborative research projects examining the geographic and phylogenetic distribution of physiological diversity. Projects may include paleoclimatic modeling of species' distributions, mechanistic modeling under climate change scenarios, and spatial analysis of physiological and phylogenetic diversity. Amphibians and reptiles are preferred systems, though there is flexibility. Ideally the applicant has experience in some of the following approaches: mechanistic species distribution modeling, paleoclimatic modeling, spatial analyses, ecological physiology, and phylogenetic comparative methods. In addition to collaborating with lab projects, the applicant would also have room for independent research that relates to ecological/evolutionary physiology. Funds are available to assist with independent research projects.
PhD in appropriate field (ecology, evolution, organismal biology, geography, or similar field)
Spatial analysis of species' distributions
Physiological and biophysical ecology
Employee Category: Research Faculty
Appointment Type: Restricted
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Review Date: 04/26/2017