Reference : UMR5553-WILTHU0-008
Workplace : GRENOBLE
Date of publication : Thursday, September 15, 2022
Type of Contract : FTC Scientist
Contract Period : 24 months
Expected date of employment : 1 November 2022
Proportion of work : Full time
Remuneration : Between 3 224 et 3 963 € per month, taxes included.
Desired level of education : PhD
Experience required : 1 to 4 years
In the frame of two European projects, we are looking for a highly motivated postdoc to work on quantitative ecology and the application of biodiversity models. We seek a candidate with strong interests in biogeography, macroecology, statistical ecology and dynamic range modelling.
While we are open to various approaches in respect to the general topic of quantitative ecology, we are especially looking for someone interested in applying dynamic range modelling to work on plant vegetation dynamics (e.g., FATE-HD model) in the European mountains that could be further coupled with large herbivore range models (e.g., RangeShifter model) to tackle the challenging question of trophic cascades in distribution modelling. Possible extensions toward modelling ecosystem services through statistical and dynamic modelling would be welcome. This could be done in respect to various climate and land use change scenarios, with application of the IPBES Nature Future Framework.
Candidates with other ideas or frameworks in mind, like disentangling biodiversity patterns across space and time (from the local to the global scales) or mapping and modelling spatial ecological networks, are obviously invited to apply.
- A PhD in ecology/biodiversity/geography and/or mathematics/statistics applied to ecological questions.
- A good track-record of publications.
- An experience in analyzing biodiversity data, running biodiversity models and scenarios.
- An experience in conservation planning.
- Excellent writing and communication capacities.
- Being a friendly and open team member.
- Rigor and autonomy
LECA (https://leca.osug.fr) is part of the Univ. Grenoble Alpes and CNRS in France. Grenoble is set close to some of the most beautiful mountains of the Alps with excellent connections to Lyon and Geneva.
LECA host a large and vibrant community of excellent scientists to interact with, several highly cited researchers, a large variety of experimental and observational cases studies (mostly in the Alps such as ORCHAMP), and several modelling tools already developed (biomod2, FATE-HD, VirtualCom, EcoLottery). Working language is English and French.
The selected candidate will join the BIOM team "Describing, understanding and predicting the spatio-temporal distribution and dynamics of biodiversity and ecosystems (BIOdiversity Monitoring), whose research objectives are to study how global changes influence biodiversity, ecosystem functioning and nature's contributions to societies. The team provides an excellent intellectual environment and infrastructure for the research project, with several postdocs and PhD students working on complementary themes. In addition, the research project is part of two larger European projects focused on biodiversity modeling and conservation.
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