Position Openings: AK CASC Postdoc & NAFWS Graduate Intern

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AK CASC Postdoctoral Fellowship

The AK CASC invites applications for a research position focusing on the roles of climate variability and change in forest ecosystem responses in Alaska. Existing downscaled historical climate and future climate projections will be used to evaluate current climatic controls on forest responses (potentially including insect-driven forest mortality, wildfire regimes, or tree growth). The participant will be involved in exploring the statistical modeling of these relationships and developing future plausible impacts for climate futures. The participant will also be involved in the translational science process – collaborating with land/resource managers or other decision makers to develop information useful in existing planning processes.

Specific project assignments include:

  • Participate in dialogues with management partners to assess research needs;
  • Perform research and quantitative analysis of climate observations and model projections to evaluate climate impacts on forest processes and forest hydrology, especially those associated with disturbances;
  • Perform analysis and synthesis of large volumes of point and gridded climate data to create value-added products, such as maps, data layers, and models;
  • Partner with a collaborative, interdisciplinary team of experts to summarize data, design analysis methods, and develop products; and
  • Prepare and deliver oral and written summaries syntheses, reports, documents, briefing materials, fact sheets, handouts, and/or summaries of climate science relevant to fish, wildlife, and habitat management partners.

Applicants should have received a doctoral degree in a relevant field, or be currently pursuing the degree with completion by 31 March 2022.

The position is located in Anchorage, Alaska with requests for remote participation considered on a case-by-case basis. For questions about the position, contact Jeremy Littell. Applications are due 23 May 2022, 11:00 AM AKST.

Learn more about the AK CASC postdoc position and apply online.

2022 NAFWS Graduate Internship

The Native American Fish and Wildlife Society is accepting applications for the 2022 NAFWS Graduate Internship. The graduate intern will work on projects related to Alaska Tribal Climate Resilience with Tribal Liaison Justin Leon and the AK CASC Tribal Resilience Learning Network.

The Native American Fish and Wildlife Society (NAFWS) is recruiting to employ an Alaska Native or Native American graduate student majoring in physical sciences, biological/ecological sciences, natural resources, arctic and northern studies, or a related field to complete an internship.

The Intern will be responsible for assisting the NAFWS Tribal Climate Resilience Liaison (TCRL) Program in addressing Tribal climate-impact related issues, concerns, and adaptation strategies across Alaska; support administrative tasks, and help with other assignments that will enhance and meet the USGS CASC and NAFWS’ mission and priorities.

The deadline is April 29th at 10 PM AKST.

Learn more and download the application materials on the NAFWS website