The postdoctoral researcher will contribute to the NSF-EPSCoR GEM3 program (www.idahogem3.org/) aimed at understanding how genetic diversity and phenotypic plasticity affect species response to environmental change, shaping both population response and adaptive capacity. Two focal taxa are under study: one aquatic (redband trout, a subspecies of rainbow trout) and one terrestrial (sagebrush). These taxa are integral to ecosystems in the American West and central to land-use management decisions that drive the regional economy. The selected candidate will model watershed scale, stream flow and temperature as it relates to modeling future scenarios related to land use and climate. The successful individual will be integrated into the Institute for Modeling Collaboration and Innovation (www.imciuidaho.org/), working collaboratively with a state-wide team of researchers.
• Participate in GEM3 Working Groups.
• Work collaboratively with GEM3 researchers to identify available datasets related watersheds and streams in geographic region of interest.
• Identify knowledge gaps.
• Develop and apply a geographically-explicit hydrology modeling framework to make predictions about the adaptive capacity of redband trout and sagebrush.
• Education: Ph.D. by the time of appointment in hydrological sciences, civil engineering, or a related discipline.
• Experience with hydrological modeling demonstrated by publications in the field.
• Strong quantitative skills demonstrated by publications.
• Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
• Evidence of strong written and oral communication skills.