Healthy Forests – Cohort of Faculty and Staff Positions
Forest ecosystems face increasing and emerging threats, including non-native invaders, resurgence of native diseases and pests, climate and land use changes, and the synergistic effects of these challenges combined. This position is one of four in a cohort (three faculty, one staff) with expertise in: 1) Resilience and Restoration Silviculture; 2) Remote Sensing for Forest Health Modeling; 3) Tree Health Genetic Resources; and 4) Monitoring Coordinator, Global Threats to Forest Health.
This cohort hire will fill critical gaps in expertise across the Southern US, and will enable anticipation and early detection of forest health threats, a precise understanding of their impacts on society, spatiotemporal monitoring to facilitate early intervention, adaptive silviculture and the capacity to rapidly deploy restoration populations that are genetically resistant (or tolerant) to invaders, drought, and other disturbance risks. The synergistic effects of combined forest health threats require interdisciplinary solutions – this cohort of faculty positions is designed to meet the multi-faceted forest health challenge by seamlessly combining new experts and approaches with existing expertise, in order to guide management decisions and policy recommendations toward increased forest resilience.
The detailed job descriptions of the four positions in the Healthy Forests cohort are:
1) Resilience and Restoration Silviculture (Position Description);
2) Remote Sensing for Forest Health Modeling (Position Description)
3) Tree Health Genetic Resources (near ready, open soon)
4) Monitoring Coordinator, Global Threats to Forest Health (near ready, open soon)
To apply for these positions when they become available, visit jobs.ufl.edu.