Post Doctoral
University of Nevada, Reno 4.614 reviews - Reno, NV

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Initial appointment is for one year but there is a possibility for extension, contingent upon continued funding. This is a multi-disciplinary project involving researchers from the USDA ARS and University of Nevada Reno. We have an instrumented watershed in Central Nevada, which will assess different harvesting treatments of pinyon and juniper on ecosystem processes, including ecosystem water balance and changes in soil evaporation and plant transpiration. Research opportunities include, but are not limited to: 1)developing a refined water balance model for the watershed by synthesizing existing groundwater, spring flow, soil water and plant transpiration data. 2)Developing geospatial models of forest water use and environmental variables in different species of woodland development. 3)Analyzing eddy covariance data and sapflux data from pinyon-juniper stands and sagebrush (the desired replacement vegetation). In addition, the incumbent will have the opportunity to develop collaborative research with scientific staff and university partners on a variety of projects.

Required Qualifications
PhD in Aridland Hydrology, Watershed Management, Ecophysiology or a closely related field.

This position requires 1) strong analytical skills in quantitative analyses of hydrologic, atmospheric, climatic and plant water use data; database management; and quality assurance/quality control 2) Expertise in GIS and geospatial analysis and community data analysis 3)familiarity with sapflow, streamflow, atmospheric and climate measurement equipment and techniques.

Preferred Qualifications

Contact Information for this Position
Search Chair: Tamzen Stringham, 784-6755,
Search Coordinator: Susie Yamamoto, 784-6644,

Special Instructions to Applicants
Include a curriculum vitae; cover letter describing your research interests, skills/experience with quantitative and/or spatial software applications; Names and contact information for three references; Abstract of published manuscript or PhD dissertation.

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