Postdoctoral Scholar in Wildfire Research
The USGS North Central Climate Adaptation Science Center (NC CASC) is hiring a Postdoctoral Scholar in Understanding and Managing Changing Wildfire Risk to lead an effort on generating the fire science needed for resource management decisions in the ecosystems of the North Central region. Key efforts will be to i) conduct a synthesis of fire-related science that has been done across the eight regional Climate Adaptation Science Centers (<https://www.usgs.gov/land-resources/climate-adaptation-science-centers/science/drought-fire-and-extreme-weather>), that can inform how we handle changing fire regimes across forests, shrublands, and grasslands of the western U.S.; ii) advance fire probability and risk modeling under current and future climate scenarios; and iii) identify key fire metrics that are relevant for
species and ecosystem response and management, that will be incorporated into an open platform, the NC CASC’s Climate Futures Toolbox. The Postdoctoral Researcher will help lead a working group of partners and scientists whose aim is to better refine the fire information needed for key decisions at management-relevant scales. There will also be an
opportunity to engage with a National CASC effort on the Future of Fire, to link to national decisions and fire science efforts across the CASC network.
Applications review begins July 13th, but the position will remain open until filled.
To apply for this job please visit jobs.colorado.edu.