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Post-doctoral Scholar/Research Scientist – Isle Royale Wolf Introduction
In collaboration with Isle Royale National Park, the GWCC is seeking an outstanding post-doctoral scholar beginning early 2021. Isle Royale National Park, a UNESCO International Biosphere Reserve and wilderness area, is also world renowned for its wolves. The population of wolves on Isle Royale had declined to two animals, prompting the National Park Service to recently launch a wolf introduction program. This ongoing phased introduction of wolves provides an unparalleled opportunity to explore the effects of introducing an apex predator on ecosystem processes including predator-prey interactions and trophic relationships. The scientist’s primary duties will include: 1) characterizing the current wolf introduction program on Isle Royale and factors influencing its success and 2) participate in development of an overarching experimental design/study to document ecosystem-level responses to introduced wolves. The scientist is expected to spend considerable time on the island to oversee data collection and to summarize this and other data for required reporting and peer-reviewed publications. Though the academic home for this position is at SUNY ESF in Syracuse, New York, the incumbent will be stationed at Isle Royale National Park during field work (May-early October) and in Syracuse the remainder of the year. This multi-year position is renewable annually, based on satisfactory job performance and funding availability.
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