“Interaction of Fireand Mountain Pine Beetle (MPB)”
Pre-announcement posted on GFMC website on06 May 2003
Final announcement posted on 11 May 2003
Historically,the fire regime was the major regulator of the lodgepole pine forest dynamics inCanada, including the age-class distribution. Mountain Pine Beetle (MPB)activity is related to the amount of old susceptible pine on the landscape. Weare looking for a highly self-motivated post-doctoral fellow to work on aresearch project of the interaction between fire and MPB, under the CanadianFederal Government’s MPB Initiative. The project involves the development of aspatially explicit model of MPB dynamics, and simulation of various fire regimeson the age structure of lodgepole pine forests and susceptibility of theseforests to MPB. The position will be for two years under the supervision of Drs.Hugh Barclay and Chao Li and would be physically located at the NorthernForestry Centre, Canadian Forest Service in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.Thepriority shall be given to Canadian citizens.
Applicantsshould have a Ph.D. in landscape ecology, or forest ecology, or insect ecology,or a related discipline, with strong communication skill, statistics, geographicinformation systems, and programming experiences. Interested individuals shouldprovide a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references (names, emailaddresses, phone numbers, and postal addresses) to:
PacificForestry Centre, Canadian Forest Service
506 W. Burnside Road Victoria, B.C. Canada V8Z 1M5