The scientist is a research landscape ecologist at the Northern
Research Station (NRS) Research Work Unit NRS-06, Climate, Fire,
and Carbon Cycle Sciences, stationed at the Forestry Sciences
Laboratory, Delaware, Ohio. The work unit’s research falls into
three main topic areas: climate change research, fire research, and
carbon cycle research. As a unit we embrace and value diverse
perspectives that reflect our broad array of talented scientists
that make up our supportive community. The scientist focuses on
research in the areas of climate vulnerability and adaptation and
is integral to the Landscape Change Research Group within the unit.
This group is responsible for the research, development, and
delivery of the nationally and internationally recognized Climate Change Atlas, which
documents the current and possible future distribution of 125+ tree
species and 140+ bird species in the Eastern United States under
climate change emission scenarios. The group also works closely
with colleagues in the Northern Institute of Applied Climate
Science (NIACS), providing research products relevant to management
and fostered through the adaptation coordinators of NIACS.
The research scientist takes a landscape approach to
characterizing ecological processes and stresses, as well as
ecosystem management practices and anthropogenic perturbations.
This broad-scale characterization is applied at multiple temporal
and spatial scales using a variety of techniques to elucidate and
model complex systems. Together, these techniques address how a
changing climate may affect forest ecosystems, with cascading
effects on wildlife populations. Working across scales helps reveal
how landscape patterns influence ecological processes and species
diversity, producing results that are directly relevant to existing
and proposed management practices.
This position is permanent, full-time, and is
eligible for flexible work arrangements, but it is not a virtual
position. Government housing is not available.