The Environment and Natural Resources Institute at the University of Alaska Anchorage is seeking a physiological plant/ecosystem ecologist for a 1.5-year postdoctoral position on a National Science Foundation (NSF) IPY (International Polar Year) project with field studies in NW Greenland. The incumbent will conduct and supervise experimental work elucidating the consequences of long term warming and summer water additions on leaf-level gas exchange, ecosystem carbon cycling, community composition, plant growth, and or plant-soil water relations. This will include studies using LiCor 6400 and 6200 instruments to quantify photosynthesis and respiration at the leaf and ecosystem-scale in addition to using stable isotope techniques to study plant water sources. The postdoctoral fellow will join a team that has been conducting long-term experiments in NW Greenland since 2002 as part of the NSF Biocomplexity in the Environment and IPY.

The successful applicant will be expected to assist in supervising graduate and undergraduate students and to assist the project PIs with the project management. A PhD or previous postdoctoral research
experience in physiological plant ecology, plant physiology, plant community ecology, or plant mineral nutrition, with a background in tundra ecosystem studies is desired. The individual will be expected to
be in the field between mid-May to mid-September, based at the Thule Air Base, the logistical headquarters in NW Greenland. Salary is commensurate on academic preparation and experience. Review of applicants will begin Thursday, 15 January 2009.

To be considered, please apply to the CAS/Environment and Natural Resources Institute Postdoctoral pool posting #0056785 at If you have questions, please contact Dr. Jeff
Welker at: