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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Wildlife Conservation Planning for Climate Adaptation - Starts Immediately

Seeking a motivated Ph.D. to be part of a major new initiative funded by the Doris Duke, Kresge and Wiburforce Foundations to advance the field of wildlife and habitat conservation planning in an era of climate change.

This initiative will convene a Science Panel comprised 14 leaders drawn from federal and state wildlife agencies, conservation NGO's, and academia to develop a framework that clarifies how to enlist and combine the best current approaches to habitat conservation planning to enhance the effectiveness policy decisions related to wildlife (terrestrial and aquatic species) habitat  conservation, climate change adaptation and compatible land use.   

The successful candidate will have expertise in quantitative geospatial analyses and modeling of biodiversity and natural resources across landscapes in response to natural and human-caused environmental change.  These quantitative skills will be applied in a major technical capacity to help synthesize the state-of-the art approaches to geospatial habitat conservation planning, eveloping guidelines on how to rescale and reinterpret data from disparate sources to a common spatial scale and common set of variable definitions,  and develop guidelines to help land use planners decide when to apply the different approaches to conservation problems.  This 2-year position offers  an exceptional opportunity to work with leaders in government and academia and thereby gain the professional capacity to conduct rigorous and  meaningful environmental science with immediate applications to conservation and policy.   

To apply, send electronically a CV, a statement of relevant previous work and research, and the names of 3 references to Oswald Schmitz, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies oswald.schmitz[protector]