The Still Lab at Oregon State University invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher working on Earth System Modeling of grassland function and biogeography. The successful applicant will work as part of a large, interdisciplinary team to implement, test, and analyze a new, evolutionary approach to capturing grass functional diversity and biogeography in Earth System Models. The approach, based on lineage functional types, will be based upon expansion of the grass trait database, additional data mining of literature on grass functional traits, and model development of processes important to grass modeling. Since grasses represent about 25% of global NPP and are notoriously under-represented in modeling development and analysis, this project provides an exciting opportunity to explore new theoretical frameworks for plant processes and contribute to the development of next generation models and answer high-profile questions about climate feedbacks and plant function. The modeling work will be done in close collaboration with W.J. Riley at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and D. Griffith at NASA Ames Research Center.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, 2-3 representative publications, and contact information for 3 references by email to [email protected]
Review of applications will begin on 15 January 2021.
Compensation – Salary range is $57,000- $60,000 per year with additional benefits.
Question – Inquiries about this position should be directed to Christopher Still ([email protected]) or Bill Riley ([email protected]).
Further details – Information about the Postdoctoral Scholar appointment at Oregon State University can be found here: