Kenyon Macroecology Laboratory

Biodiversity and functional ecology, mostly plants

Postdoctoral Opportunity – Biodiversity Ecoinformatics

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Come work in the Kerkhoff Lab! We have an NSF-funded, two year postdoctoral position in biodiversity ecoinformatics. The goal of the project, which is being conducted in collaboration with Brian Enquist at the University of Arizona, Dana Royer at Wesleyan University, and researchers affiliated with the Botanical Information and Ecology Network (BIEN) (, is focused on the evolutionary, ecological, and biogeographic processes underlying continental scale patterns of plant biodiversity. The BIEN database is the largebien_logo_notext-1st extant botanical data resource, detailing the distributions, functional traits, and phylogenetic relationships of over 90,000 embryophyte (land plant) species. We have tons of data, and lots of important questions to answer, and we could really use your help!

In addition to research, the postdoc will have opportunities to teach and mentor smart motivated undergraduates and to help develop open-source educational materials that integrate ecoinformatic approaches into the undergraduate biology curriculum. The ppl-d386-kenyon_4-28-10_0032position is centered at Kenyon College, a highly selective liberal arts college on the glaciated Allegheny Plateau, with a population of about 1,700 undergraduates. However, the postdoc will also have opportunities to travel to the University of Arizona and other institutions for research collaborations.

We are looking for someone with experience in one or more of the following: plant ecology/botany (including either field or herbarium work), phylogenetic approaches, geographic information science, biostatistics, database management.

To Apply

See the linked page for the full ad and job description. If you are interested in applying or have any questions, please email Drew Kerkhoff ( Application review will begin March 1 and continue until the position is filled.

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