The Earth Systems Ecology Lab ( at the University of New Mexico is recruiting a postdoctoral researcher with a strong background in spatial data analysis and programming to contribute to a project to develop a tool for forest restoration priority planning in California.  The objectives of this position include developing spatial layers of forest condition and wildfire risk for a watershed in northern California using a process that is extensible to forest lands statewide.  The position will include regular engagement with California state agencies responsible for managing state forest lands.

This is an 18 month position, beginning early 2021.  Salary is $48,000 per year, plus benefits.  Required qualifications include a PhD in ecology, ecosystem science, earth/environmental sciences, or statistics and programming experience with R.

Applicants should submit a cover letter detailing research interests and goals, a complete CV, and names and contact information for three references to Matthew Hurteau (  Review of applications will begin on 10 DEC 2020.

The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce.  We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

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