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Spatial Conservation Ecologist

University of Wisconsin - Madison - Peery Lab
Madison, Wisconsin
minimum $70,000 with excellent benefits
Closing date
Oct 1, 2023

The Spatial Conservation Ecologist (SPE) will work in the Peery lab group on UW-Madison campus in the department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology. They will be responsible for developing a spatial prioritization strategy for managing invasive barred owls in western North America on a project funded by NASAs Ecological Forecasting program. This project is being conducted in close collaboration with the US Fish and Wildlife Service, US Forest Services (USFS) Rocky Mountain Research Station, the USFS Pacific Northwest Research Station, Cornell University, and many other federal and California state agencies. Specifically, the SPE will collaborate with these agencies to use geographic information systems and conservation planning software to identify areas for targeted barred owl management based on the likelihood of positive conservation outcomes and feasibility. A key aspect of the work will involve hosting workshops with partners to develop and refine the strategy such that it meets the needs of a diverse set of agencies. The SPE will also be responsible for publishing results in peer reviewed journals, reporting to funding agencies, and contributing to science dissemination via presentations at professional societies and to project partners. Opportunities will also exist to collaborate with other research scientists and graduate students in the Peery lab on topics related to the ecology and conservation of forest owls. The successful applicant would start as soon as December 1, 2023, and the position would go through December 1, 2027 with the potential to extend.

PhD in Conservation, Ecology or related discipline required.

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