Postdoctoral Fellowship in Species Distribution Modeling in Northern Europe
The postdoc will investigate changes in bird distributions during breeding and winter and whether these relate to climate and landuse change. New statistical models, as e.g. those developed for eBird data in North America, will be applied in a new context to model bird distributions in northern Europe.
As postdoctoral appointments are career-developing positions for junior researchers, we are primarily looking for candidates with a doctoral degree that is preferrably within 3 years of the application date.The PhD degree should be in biostatistics, quantitative ecology, or a related discipline . Other required qualifications are: 1) proven research productivity with publications in the peer-reviewed literature, and 2) good communications skills with fluency in English. Although not required it is also a merit to 3) show good abilities in collaborations and to work independently, and 4) have experience of working with large complex datasets, GIS, Bayesian modelling and/or species distribution modeling. A foundation of knowledge in the ecology of migratory birds may help, but is not required.