Postdoctoral position in forest dynamics, plant traits, and inclusive theoretical ecology

We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher to join a study of the similarities and differences in forest dynamics from the tropics to the temperate zone. The project involves working with data through collaborations with researchers from ForestGEO plots, located around the world as well as global trait databases through collaborations with researchers at iDiv. In addition to data analysis, the work will include forest dynamics modeling and other theoretical ecology. There will be opportunities to apply our findings to earth system models. And finally, there will be opportunities to contribute to the educational mission of this CAREER grant-funded project: increasing the integration and inclusivity of theoretical ecology. 

The hired postdoc will lead research projects of interest related to the project goals, participate in outreach activities, and work collaboratively with graduate students, undergraduates, and visiting early career researchers associated with the project.

Please see this website for further project details and updates.

The review of applications will begin on August 1, 2023, and continue until the position is filled. If you plan to apply and are not sure of the timing, please don't hesitate to reach out -

The expected start date is January 1, 2024, but is flexible. The initial position will be for one year, with expected renewals upon satisfactory performance for up to three years.

Salary: $58,000/year plus benefits. 

To apply, please send in a single PDF with a cover letter, CV, unofficial transcripts, and contact information for three references to

Within your cover letter (3-page max), please describe (1) your research interests and major findings, (2) your interest in this position, and (3) your interest in improving the inclusivity of theoretical ecology and/or ecology in general.


Please contact me with any questions (Caroline Farrior,