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forest ecohydrologist and forest ecologist research scientist positions

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FOREST ECOLOGIST AND FOREST ECOHYDROLOGIST



The Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center at Ichauway invites=20
applications for two research positions in Forest Ecology and Forest=20
Ecohydrology.  Both are permanent positions with 12-month salaries and=20=

responsibilities of 70% research and 30% education/outreach.  They are bo=
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ranked for either Assistant or Associate Scientist depending upon applica=
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experience and qualifications.  The Center is seeking candidates with=20
expertise to complement our existing staff and integrative, multi-
disciplinary programs.=20

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For the Forest Ecologist, a Ph.D. and evidence of ability to establish a=20=

successful research program in the area(s) of competition, disturbance an=
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stand development, stand structure, or fire ecology is required, as is th=
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desire and experience to apply research results in an applied forest=20
management and restoration context.  We are especially interested in=20
candidates who will develop a field-oriented research program that=20
addresses applied information needs related to longleaf pine management,=20=

restoration and conservation.  Experience in application of landscape and=
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spatial ecology to address questions at multiple scales is desired.=20=20=


For the Forest Ecohydrologist, the focus is on soil-plant-water=20
interactions and the role of forests and management on regional hydrology=
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The Center is interested in an individual who can contribute to a field-
oriented and multidisciplinary long-term research program investigating=20=

forest watershed processes in Longleaf Pine and other coastal plain=20
ecosystems. The candidate should have a Ph.D. and experience in conductin=
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ecophysiological, ecosystem and/or landscape studies that integrate=20
multiple data sources, sensor networks, and analytical frameworks to=20
address water balances.  These approaches should examine how changes in=20=

forest management, other land uses, climate and disturbance affect=20
ecohydrologic relationships at multiple spatial scales.  Experience and=20=

inclination to apply scientific principles to regional conservation and=20=

watershed management priorities are essential.=20=20

Several ongoing long-term research projects provide extensive data and=20=

collaboration possibilities, as do long-term monitoring data sets.=20
Education and outreach programs focus on training for natural resource=20=

professionals and undergraduate and graduate university students.  Adjunc=
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or affiliate faculty status at regional universities is expected and=20
facilitated.=20



The Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center is an independent=20
institution supported by the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation.  The mission =
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the Jones Center is to understand, to demonstrate and to promote excellen=
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in natural resource management and conservation on the landscape of the=20=

southeastern Coastal Plain of the United States.  The Center is located a=
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Ichauway, a 29,000-acre ecological reserve in southwestern Georgia.  It h=
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over 17,000 acres of mature, fire-maintained longleaf pine forests, more=20=

than 3,000 acres of longleaf plantations for restoration, and ten miles o=
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frontage along the Flint River.  Ichauway is managed by a skilled land=20=

management staff for conservation, research and education objectives, and=
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provides an exceptional setting for field research and demonstration.  Th=
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Center cooperates with several regional research universities, as well as=
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numerous state and federal natural resource agencies.  Ichauway is a=20
National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) site. Must be a U.S.=20
citizen.  More information can be found at www.jonesctr.org.  The Joseph =
W.=20
Jones Ecological Research Center is an equal opportunity/affirmative acti=
on=20
employer.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue unt=
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the positions are filled.=20=20=20

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For full consideration, send letter of application, curriculum vitae, and=
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three references with contact information by email to: jobs@jonesctr.org,=
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Subject line:  FOREST ECOLOGIST or FOREST ECOHYDROLOGIST.  For specific=20=

questions contact Dr. Lindsay Boring, Director, (229)734-4706, ext. 224 o=
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by email: lindsay.boring@jonesctr.org or the Search Chairs: Dr. Steve Jac=
k,=20
Forest Ecology Search Chair, (229)734-4706, ext. 247 or=20
steve.jack@jonesctr.org.  Dr. Katherine Kirkman, Forest Ecohydrology Sear=
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Chair, (229)734-4706, ext. 226 or kay.kirkman@jonesctr.org.=20=20=20

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