A postdoctoral position is available to work in my lab in the Department of Entomology at North Carolina State University, in collaboration with Rob Dunn in the Department of Applied Ecology, as well as a broader group of scholars studying cities at NCSU.
Funding will be partially or fully to examine how urban heat islands and global climate change affect urban and natural forest health. We are interested in the influence of urban heat islands and, more generally, climate on tree pest physiology, symbionts (of diverse sorts), trophic interactions, and the distribution of tree associated taxa. We also consider how changes in urban tree health and density affect human health.
For more information, check out the full position description, and my lab website to read some of our papers on urban decomposition, urban warming affects on trees, pests, parasitoid phenology, and climate change.
To apply, submit CV, cover letter, and email addresses of three references to Steve Frank (firstname.lastname@example.org). Cover letter should include a description of research interests and experience and how they could contribute to the lab and project goals.