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Fellowship Description

Research program title

Conceptual and quantitative frameworks to understand biodiversity and ecological communities in space and time

Reference number

7011

Supervisor

Program description

We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow interested in community ecology, biogeography, macroecology or biodiversity science more broadly. The general theme would fit under developing and testing ecological and/or evolutionary principles that underly the structure of ecological communities and biodiversity. We are opened to different research venues that can be expressed in a research statement (see application documents). One potential starting point, for example, could be establishing the links between spatial variation of environmental and species’ ecological attributes and evolutionary relationships (phylogenies) to understand the processes underlying community assembly. Again, different approaches would be equally interesting to the position. The postdoctoral researcher will be based at Concordia University (Montreal, Canada) and there are outstanding opportunities for collaborating with our large network of national and international organizations including academic institutions, government agencies and stakeholders. Montreal is a world centre of expertise in biodiversity science and the fellow will be a member of the Quebec Centre for Biodiversity Science (https://qcbs.ca/). Montreal is a fantastic city for individuals and families with relatively low cost of living.

Academic qualifications required

A PhD in ecology, quantitative ecology, ecoinformatics, environmental sciences and/or conservation biology; applicants should also be team-oriented, autonomous and have a strong publication record and demonstrable quantitative and programming skills (e.g., trait ecology, spatial ecology, predictive models, R environment, ecoinformatics, GIS, phylogenetics).

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