The Department of Physical Geography at Stockholm University seeks to employ a Postdoctoral Fellow for research on modelling the effect of time, surrounding matrix type and spatial arrangement on species sorting in fragmented habitats. Meta-analyses and generic modelling will be applied to test to what extent the observed patterns and landscape processes are valid for other landscapes. Present-day plant data and data from the 1890s and 1930s and historical maps will be used. The study areas are parts of the Stockholm archipelago (Sweden) and south Dorset (UK). The Postdoctoral Fellow will collaborate with Prof. J. Bullock at NERC Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, Wallingford (UK). The Postdoctoral Fellow is expected to integrate with the research unit Biogeography and Geomatics and its master-programme in Landscape ecology. Qualification requirements Postdoctoral positions are appointed primarily for purposes of research.
Requirements: Applicants are expected to hold a Swedish doctoral degree (or an equivalent degree from another country) in Ecology or Biogeography or a closely related discipline. Assessment criteria: The degree should have been completed no more than three years before the deadline for application. An older degree may be acceptable under special circumstances, which may involve sick leave, parental leave, clinical attachment, elected positions in trade unions, or similar. In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills. Good qualifications in modelling spatial ecology and a proficiency in using geographical information systems and spatial statistics are required. Preference will be given to those with a background in plant community ecology. Experience of field work and grassland conservation is considered advantageous
Terms of employment: The position involves full-time employment for a maximum of two years, with the possibility of extension under special circumstances. Start date 1 December 2015 or as per agreement.
Contact: Further information about the position can be obtained from Professor Sara Cousins, telephone: +46 8 16 47 67, firstname.lastname@example.org. Union representatives Anqi Lindblom-Ahlm (Saco-S) and Lisbeth Häggberg (Fackförbundet ST), telephone: +46 8 16 20 00 (operator), and Gunnar Stenberg (SEKO), telephone: +46 70 316 43 41.
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