Post-doc position available in Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology

with the UW-Madison Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology recently announced a new post-doc position related to conservation easements in a changing climate:

Private Land Conservation: Adaptation and Vulnerability

Conduct collaborative interdisciplinary research on conservation easements in a changing climate, involving six universities, multiple agencies and NGOs, and research in law, ecology, and social sciences.

A full-time 1-year postdoctoral position, Fall 2010 to Fall 2011, will spearhead collaborative research on the adaptive capacity and vulnerability of conservation easements to climate change in diverse contexts. We will integrate research and graduate education, conducting a distributed graduate seminar in Spring 2011 to collect data on 30 organizations and over 400 conservation easements in six states through a centralized online database. Students and professors span law, ecology, and social science backgrounds and include Denver Univ, Indiana Univ, Stanford Univ, SUNY-Buffalo, Univ of Utah, and UW-Madison and collaboration with The Nature Conservancy and other conservation organizations. Position is based in Madison, WI. The postdoc will have the opportunity to collaborate on grant proposals. Salary is $33,000-40,000 plus benefits, depending on experience. Preferred start date is early Fall 2010.


  • Ph.D. in natural resources or environmental policy and management, geography, social-ecological systems, or related field required
  • Quantitative and qualitative data analysis including statistics require
  • Survey experience preferred
  • Experience with GIS preferred
  • Knowledge of land conservation desired
  • Experience with climate change impacts and social/organizational adaptation processes desired
  • Proven oral and written communication skills

To Apply

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis starting August 2, 2010. To apply, send cover letter, CV, unofficial graduate transcripts, and contacts for 3 references to:

Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology
University of Wisconsin-Madison

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