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The Pacific Northwest Permanent Sample Plot (PNW-PSP; https://pnwpsp.forestry.oregonstate.edu/) Program – an Oregon State University College of Forestry and USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station collaborative long-term forest dynamics research program – is seeking applicants for a postdoctoral scholar to carry out novel research examining temporal and spatial patterns in tree mortality in western Oregon and Washington to understand drivers of forest change at multiple scales. This research will leverage >140 long-term tree measurement installations located in western Oregon and Washington and repeat satellite and lidar remote sensing to (1) relate long-term tree growth and mortality to current patterns in remotely sensed forest heterogeneity and (2) analyze spatial patterns of fire effects from the Holiday Farm Fire (2020) on second-growth, mature, and old-growth forests at the H. J. Andrews Experimental Forest and NSF-funded Long-Term Ecological Research site (https://andrewsforest.oregonstate.edu/). The postdoctoral scholar will work closely with Drs. David Bell (USDA Forest Service) and Matt Powers (Oregon State University), the Principle Investigators for PNW-PSP. The postdoctoral scholar will also have opportunities to collaborate on related projects, such as post-fire microclimate and regional assessments of climate and competitive effects on tree mortality, depending on their interest and expertise. Additional information about this position can be found at https://gradschool.oregonstate.edu/postdocs/open-positions/17721-temporal-and-spatial-patterns-tree-mortality-across-western-oregon-and.

Candidates with experience in community and disturbance ecology, remote sensing, statistical modeling, and GIS are encouraged to apply. To apply, please send the following materials to Matt Powers (matthew.powers@oregonstate.edu) and David Bell (david.bell@usda.gov):

(1) A resume/CV;

(2) A cover letter indicating how your qualifications and experience have prepared you for this position

(3) The names of three professional references, including email addresses and telephone numbers.

Material Review will begin by March 15, 2023

For additional information please contact: Matt Powers, matthew.powers@oregonstate.edu, or David Bell, david.bell@usda.gov

OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.