Forest Ecology Postdoc Fellowships

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Smithsonian Institution Global Earth Observatory and The Center for Tropical Forest Science

The Smithsonian Institution Global Earth Observatory - Center for Tropical Forest Science (SIGEO-CTFS) is a global network of research plots focused on the dynamics and diversity of forests. Over the past three decades, the SIGEO-CTFS network, involving hundreds of scientists from dozens of institutions, has established 47 standardized large-scale long-term forest monitoring plots in 21 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas. This international collaboration is now monitoring the growth and survival of 5 million trees in 9,000 species.

Two post-doctoral fellows are sought by SIGEO-CTFS to conduct analyses of data from the network of large forest plots. One of the positions will have a focus on the forests of Asia, the other will be open to the global network. Candidates should have a strong analytical background, an established record of research and scholarly publication in forest science, and interests allied with those of principal scientists at SIGEO-CTFS. Research topics may include any related to dynamics of tropical or temperate forests, emphasizing comparative studies among forests. For more information on SIGEO-CTFS see

Applications should include a brief research proposal or statement of research interests, a curriculum vitae, and the names of three references.

Submit applications by e-mail to: Delaney Rakosnik, SIGEO-CTFS Program Assistant ( The successful applicants may be based at one of several research institutes within the Smithsonian (Washington DC area or Panama).

Review of applications will begin on April 15th, 2013, and the positions will remain open until filled.

Questions can be addressed to Stuart Davies, SIGEO-CTFS Director (

The Smithsonian Institution is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

To learn more about CTFS and SIGEO, visit our websites ( and
and newsblog (

Expiration Date: 
Tue, 2013-05-28

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