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Post Doctoral Fellow - Biological Sciences (Forest Ecology and Statistical Modeling)

Clemson University
South Carolina, United States
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Date posted
Apr 8, 2024

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Position Title: Post Doctoral Fellow - Biological Sciences (Forest Ecology and Statistical Modeling)

Department: College: College of Science

Location: Long Hall

Open Date: Sep 28, 2022


The Fridley Lab at Clemson University is seeking applications for a postdoctoral researcher with expertise in forest ecology and statistical modeling to help lead a suite of projects at the interface of tree physiology and demography. The successful applicant will apply new theory on whole-plant carbon dynamics to develop models that integrate tree responses to climate and biotic interactions, using longitudinal datasets from the U.S. and Europe. Specific projects could include 1) comparison of individual-based forest models (e.g., SORTIE) in the Eastern and Western U.S. in the context of varying roles of climate, fire, pests, and regional diversity (in collaboration with the University of Denver); 2) analysis of long-term vegetation trends in Great Smoky Mountains National Park (USA) with respect to climatic and biotic factors; and 3) comparative demographic analysis of woody forest invaders in their home and away ranges in France and the U.S. (in collaboration with the Universit de Picardie Jules Verne).

Funding is available for two years with annual reappointment, with the potential for extension pending additional grant support. Start date is flexible and could begin as early as December 1, 2022.


Applicants must have a Ph.D. in an ecological field at the start of appointment; demonstrated research productivity and mentoring experiences; and an excellent working knowledge of R. Preference will be given to those applicants with experience in large dataset manipulation, forest demographic modeling, or tree physiology.

Application Instructions

To apply, please submit a brief statement of interest, CV, and the names and contact information for three references to

The position will remain open until filled; applications submitted by 11/1/22 will receive full consideration.

Inquiries can be directed to Jason Fridley (

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.


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