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NASA's Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment


Postdoctoral position available in wildlife movement modeling in Arctic/Boreal Alaska and Canada (based at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University, New York, NY)

An interdisciplinary team at Columbia University (Natalie Boelman), University of Montana (Mark Hebblewhite), University of Washington (Laura Prugh), The Ohio State University (Gil Bohrer), and the University of Idaho (Jan Eitel and Lee Vierling) recently received funding to understand how highly mobile animals migrate and select habitat in rapidly changing Arctic-Boreal regions of Alaska and northwestern Canada . Please see my project profile for further information on this project.

We seek a a sincere, motivated, and creative individual to apply for the position of postdoctoral scientist to study wildlife-habitat associations using remote sensing, GPS-based animal tracking and animal movement modeling. Within a highly collaborative team environment, and using their existing skill set, the postdoc will work with both remotely sensed products and animal occurrence data (including caribou, moose, bears, wolves, raptors, and songbirds) to understand and model animal movement and location. Financial support is available via a newly funded NASA Terrestrial Ecology project as part of the Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability
(ABoVE) field campaign.

Preferred start date is March 2016.

For more information, please send your CV, electronic transcripts, and brief statement of interest to Dr. Natalie Boelman ( at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University of New York.

Natalie Boelman
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Columbia University
tel: (845)365-8480