Two postdoctoral positions at the Macrosystems Ecology Lab at Arizona State

The application deadline is April 15th, 2017.
The Macrosystems Ecology Lab at Arizona State University in Tempe,
Arizona (PI Benjamin Blonder) is recruiting two postdoctoral

The lab’s focus is on predictive community ecology and biogeography,
paleoecological and anthropogenic effects on biodiversity dynamics,
and global change plant ecophysiology. We use a combination of field,
eco-informatics, and modeling approaches. Field sites are focused in
forests and alpine environments in Latin America, southeast Asia,
Scandinavia, and the United States. Learn more at

Projects could focus on any topic of mutual interest, and use a
combination of field, modeling, or informatics approaches. Joining the
lab at this early stage is an opportunity to gain independence, close
collaboration, and active mentoring. Candidates with an interest in
building on our science education and community outreach initiatives
are very welcome.

Funding is available for 2 years at competitive salaries, with
additional support available for conference travel and fieldwork.
Start dates are around January 1st 2018 but can be flexible.
Information on benefits and leave policies is available at The lab is strongly supportive of
positive work-life balance for people in all stages of their careers.

Arizona State University is easily reached by light rail service from
the Phoenix international airport. The Phoenix area hosts a vibrant
multicultural community, and the region provides excellent recreation
and research opportunities, with the Grand Canyon, Colorado Plateau,
and Madrean Sky Islands all close by. Learn more about other faculty
at the ASU School of Life Sciences at

To apply, please send a cover letter, current CV, recent publication,
and names of 2 professional references to Benjamin Blonder at The application deadline is April 15th, 2017.
Please feel free to get in touch informally beforehand to discuss
projects or ask questions.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Ecology: Tropical Plant-Insect Food Webs


Review of applications will begin on 28th February 2017 and will continue until the position has been filled.

Novotny Lab, Biology Centre of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic,  is seeking a highly motivated and productive postdoctoral researcher to join our the team of Vojtech Novotny studying plant-insect food webs in Papua New Guinea and elsewhere in the tropics, funded by an ERC Advanced grant. We are looking for applicants (i) with advanced skills in ecological, biostatistical, molecular or phylogenetic analyses of ecological data, (ii) with advanced field research skills (including managing research teams), interested in food web experiments in tropical rainforest, or with a combination of both skill sets. We are looking for a creative person who will be also an asset socially in our highly international team. Fluency in English is required, other languages may be an advantage. The position is open to candidates of any nationality holding a PhD degree. It is based in Ceske Budejovice and available immediately (the starting date is negotiable). Tenure 3 years (performance review after the first year).


Information on our Department: and research:


Application: Send your CV, a cover letter stating your previous work, qualification and motivation, and names of three referees by email to Prof. Vojtech Novotny []. Review of applications will begin on 28th February 2017 and will continue until the position has been filled.

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Tropical grassy biomes: linking ecology, human use and conservation

Yadvinder Malhi, ATBC president-elect and many ATBC members are among the authors of the special issue of Philosophical Transactions B entitled Tropical grassy biomes: linking ecology, human use and conservation compiled and edited by Catherine L Parr and Caroline ER Lehmann (Royal Society Publishing) . This content can be accessed at and the articles can be accessed directly at

A print version is also available at the special price of £35.00. You can order online via the above web page (enter special code TB 1703 when prompted) or, alternatively, you can contact

Congrats to authors and editors!


Understanding the drivers of Southeast Asian biodiversity loss

Alice C. Hughes, new 2017-2019 ATBC Councilor and a multitask member of many committees and initiatives at ATBC, just published a new article. The article is open access and can be found that the link below:

Congrats Alice!


New Journal: Case Studies in the Environment

Blog by ATBC member Tuyeni H Mwampamba

I’m excited to announce an innovative new resource that I am involved in for students, faculty, educators, professionals, and policymakers for deep exploration of environmental issues for theory, teaching and practice: Case Studies in the Environment (
Published by University of California Press, Case Studies in the Environment is a journal of peer-reviewed case study articles with slides and teaching notes, articles on case study pedagogy, and a preprint server for editor-reviewed case study slides. Case Studies in the Environment is organized around a comprehensive collection of cases within six domains, with the first three domains—Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation, Ecology and Biodiversity Conservation, and Environmental Law, Policy and Management—coming in mid-2017. The remaining three domains—Sustainability, Energy and the Environment, and Water Science and Technology—will launch in 2018-20.

I think many of you would find this resource valuable for your courses, but I also believe that with your experience and approaches to tropical ecology and conservation, you would be great contributors of case studies that we could all use in our classes. I hope you will consider submitting your case study.

Do have a look at the journal website for more information— note that there are several categories in addition to the article option, such as the ‘slides deck’. For more information on submitting a case, please see; Also, sign up for periodic email alerts about Case Studies in the Environment at

Do not hesitate to contact me directly if you have any questions.

Best regards,
Tuyeni H Mwampamba, PhD Ecology
Section Editor, Ecology and Biodiversity Conservation Section