A rugged, whitewater river flowing northward through deep canyons, the New River is among the oldest rivers on the continent. New River Gorge National River in West Virginia encompasses over 70,000 acres of land along the New River, is rich in cultural and natural history, and offers an abundance of scenic and recreational opportunities.
Big Southern Butte is one of two domes rising from a sea of basalt near the center of the eastern Snake River Plain in Idaho. The butte is one of the largest volcanic domes in the world, but at 300,000 years old it is also one of the youngest. Hikers who trek to the 7,550-foot high summit are rewarded with spectacular panoramic views. Photo by Devin Englestead, BLM Upper Snake Wildlife Biologist.
First light at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico. Established in November 22, 1939, the refuge has provided a critical stopover and wintering spot for thousands of sandhill cranes, geese and other waterfowl for 75 years. Bosque del Apache's sandhill crane population has multiplied from 18 birds in the 1840s to more than 20,000 birds today. Photo by Kim Hang Dessoliers (www.sharetheexperience.org).
DOINews: NE CSC Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity in Hydro-climatology, Surface Water Hydrology, Climate Science
One (or more) postdoctoral (or more senior) research positions in hydro-climatology, surface water hydrology, climate science, and evaluation of climate change impacts are available in the Northeast Climate Science Center and/or the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The selected researcher will join an active group of faculty, post-docs and graduate students engaged in research projects funded by the Department of Interior, NOAA, and the Nature Conservancy. He/she will be engaged in one or more of the following areas, including the development of surface water hydrology models, assessments and interpretations of global and regional climate models applied to the northeastern and midwestern regions of the US, engagement with natural resource stakeholders in defining climate related research topics, and using structured decision making approaches to address climate change.
The researcher will be supervised by Dr. Richard Palmer, Dr. Casey Brown or other members of the Northeast Climate Science Center (http://necsc.umass.edu/people).
Applicants from appropriate academic backgrounds as outlined above will be considered, but previous experience with stakeholder-driven research is strongly desired. A Ph.D. is required. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply immediately and the position will remain open until filled. Starting salary is expected to be $55,000 but based on experience.
Please send a CV, a cover letter describing research experience and interests, and the names and emails of three references in a single pdf to NE CSC Program Manager Toni Lyn Morelli (email@example.com). This appointment may be renewed (pending satisfactory performance and sufficient funding) for as many as three years.
EEO/AA Policy: UMASS is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.