Postdoc opportunity through ORISE with the USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Research Station, in collaboration with the USDA California Climate Hub

The 2-yr postdoc fellow will join an interdisciplinary team investigating climate change issues in urban forestry. The scope of the projects undertaken by the fellow can adjust to align with the fellow’s skills and interests but should be anchored in California.

Applicants with either social science or biophysical science backgrounds are welcome to apply, including (but not limited to) forest ecology, geography, environmental planning, data science, and earth science.

Potential fellow projects include compiling plant trait data from available databases to inform urban forest vulnerability analysis, evaluating urban forest plans and policies pertaining to climate change adaptation and mitigation approaches, or life cycle assessment of urban forestry operations.

The fellow will also be expected to participate in state and regional conferences and events, and engage in science communication and networking to improve access to data and tools related to urban forests and climate change through the USDA Climate Hubs and USDA Forest Service.

Deadline is March 1, but applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Remote participation (physically based within the US) will be considered. Preferred start date for the postdoc is June 1, 2024 (negotiable).

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