Interested in a geomorph post-doc looking at land-use practices? Apply for the USGS Mendenhall to map, monitor & model landscapes altered by human distrubances--be that fires in California or grazing practices in Hawaii. You will have the potential for tech partnerships w/ NASA & Carnegie Mellon, but will also need field and mapping skills. You will be working with geomorphologists and hydrologists at our Moffett Field/Menlo Park offices.
The Department of Geography at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level in Physical Geography. A Ph.D. in Geography or related field is required by the time of appointment. The appointment begins August 15, 2018.
The central coast of Ecuador is a dry tropical forest. The seasonal N-S movement of the El Nino and Humboldt Currents creates a rainy season (De-May) and a dry season (June-November). Annual precipitation is approximately 700 mm, falling almost exclusively in the rainy period. The coast of Ecuador has been heavily deforested—as much as 98% by some accounts. The Cordillera del Balsamo, which lies to the south of Bahia de Caraquez is managed by local landowners and the international NGO: Global Student Embassy. The location is ideal for studying disturbance gradients across the tropical dry forest: a bioregion on which over 700 million people worldwide depend.