jeudi 27 janvier 2011


A SMITHSONIAN POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP is available to assess the magnitude and relative impacts of anthropogenic causes of direct bird mortality in North America. This work will involve conducting a current and systematic review of available data on the direct mortality to bird populations of different anthropogenic threats and the application of a consistent framework and modeling process to extrapolate local data to broader scales with estimates of magnitude and uncertainty. The study will also provide the foundation for the future development of a central clearinghouse and comprehensive avian mortality database. Requirements include a Ph.D. in fundamental or applied ecological research and demonstrated expertise in quantitative methods (mathematical and statistical modeling). Competitive applicants will also be passionate about conservation science, have strong database management abilities, and have good communication skills, including a demonstrated ability to secure the cooperation of partners. The Postdoctoral Fellow will be based at the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center in Washington, DC and be mentored by Peter Marra (SI) and a USFWS Advisory Team (led by Tom Will). This two-year appointment starts as soon as a suitable candidate is found and includes a stipend of $47,000/year plus a $3,000 annual Health Insurance reimbursement. For more information and to apply, visit (URL: