Postdoc researcher on impact of stressors on integrated ranching-wildlife systems

Organization

University of Michigan

Deadline

Friday, October 22, 2021

Start Date

Saturday, January 15, 2022

Job Description:

We seek a postdoctoral scholar for an exciting new National Science Foundation-funded project investigating how social and ecological stressors (i.e., drought, large carnivores) are impacting integrated ranching-wildlife systems. The candidate will evaluate broad-scale patterns of wildlife manager decision-making in the western US in response to social and ecological processes. The successful candidate will assist with 1) developing and implementing models that evaluate the social-environmental drivers of a) stocking practices of domestic animals on public lands and b) lethal removal of large carnivores by state and federal agencies; 2) analyzing and visualizing model outputs to share with decision makers; and 3) writing scientific, peer-reviewed publications.

Desired Qualifications:

Preference will be given to candidates who have experience with development of hierarchical models, Bayesian models, structural equation models, forecast models, and integrated social-ecological systems models. Preference will also be given to scholars with a proven publication record.