Seeking two new Postdocs in Sustainable Ecosystem Management

Sustainable Ecosystem Management – Postdoctoral Positions

Two postdoctoral positions in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management at the University of California, Berkeley are available to work with Matthew D. Potts ( on theoretical and applied aspects of the sustainable multiple use of temperate and tropical landscapes with a special emphasis on biodiversity conservation, biofuels, and ecosystem services production.

Successful applicants will be expected to develop mathematical models, data analysis and/or implement field studies for one or more of the following: (1) impacts of disturbances on microbial diversity and ecosystem processes; (2) ecological and socioeconomic impacts of REDD+; (3) environmental impacts of oil palm production; (4) sustainable bioenergy production from woody biomass; (5) develop decision support tools for tropical forest planners (  The successful applicants will be an active part of interdisciplinary research teams conducting field research in Malaysia, the United States, and Mexico.

Appointments are initially for one year and may be renewed. Offers include competitive salaries plus benefits. Start dates are flexible.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a relevant area such as ecology, economics, physics, mathematics, computer science, or statistics; strong analytical, computing and/or field skills; and have demonstrated the ability to produce high quality scientific results with limited direct guidance.

Applications, including a cover letter, CV, one-page summary of research interests, and the names and addresses of three referees, should be sent (preferably by email with Postdoc Application in the subject line) to Dr. Matthew D. Potts, Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy and Management, University of California at Berkeley, 137 Mulford Hall MC #3114, Berkeley, CA, 94720. Email:

First review of applications is December 1st.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Applicants should ask referees to review the UC Berkeley Statement of Confidentiality found at

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