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Wildfires and the Wildland Urban Interface Postdoc and PhD RA

Lake States
Posted 1 month ago

Employer: University of Wisconsin Silvis Lab

Location: Madison, Wisconsin

Application deadline: March 30, 2020

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Summaries

Overview:  Wildfires are the biggest problem in the wildland urban interface (WUI), i.e., the area where houses and wildland vegetation mix or intermingle.  Our research group has spearheaded efforts to map the WUI and its growth, to find ways to minimize fire risk to people, and to identify where prescribe fires can be used for restoration.  We are offering two new positions, one postdoc and one PhD student, to study wildfires in the WUI.  The projects are part of a collaboration between UW-Madison (V. Radeloff), the US Geological Survey (T. Hawbaker), and the US Forest Service (M. Mockrin).

Positions:  We are offering the postdoctoral position for two years.  The appointment will be as a research associate.  Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and health benefits are included.  The position is available immediately, and we seek to fill it by June 1st 2020, but a later start date is negotiable.

We are offering the PhD graduate assistantship for three years.  The student will be appointed as a research assistant with a stipend of $24,816 per year plus health benefits and tuition remission.  We expect the PhD student to start September 1st 2020 at the latest, and an earlier start date is negotiable.

Both positions will be based in the SILVIS lab, and supervised by V. Radeloff.  The SILVIS lab is part of the Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  The university has a long history of excellence in ecology, conservation biology, remote sensing and geography.

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