Position: The University of Minnesota, Department of Forest Resources is 
seeking a researcher (Researcher 6) to model the distribution and 
density of invasive plant species across Minnesota. This individual will 
lead research efforts with a team of scientists and managers from the 
University of Minnesota Department of Forest Resources, University of 
Minnesota Extension, and MN Department of Agriculture to develop species 
distribution models for 12 invasive plants across Minnesota. The results 
of this work will be used to conduct economic analyses of invasive 
species across Minnesota. The position is available immediately and 
includes one year of funding and health insurance. Future funding is 
contingent on satisfactory progress and success in securing additional 
funds. For more information on the project funded through the 
Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources, visit 

Qualifications: PhD in natural resources, agriculture, ecology, or a 
closely related field with coursework in economics, or vice versa. The 
ideal applicant will have experience with GIS analysis, statistical 
techniques, and plant databases (e.g., EDDMapS, Forest Inventory and 
Analysis). Applicants should also have a strong work ethic, be able to 
work independently and cooperatively with researchers and analysts, and 
have demonstrated writing and quantitative capabilities.

Application: Interested applicants should supply all application 
materials to the UMN Job Site. Review of applications will begin on 1 
September 2017. Please submit a CV and cover letter to the position 
announcement at (Job ID 319117): 

Contacts: For more information on this position, contact Dr. Matthew 
Russell (russe...@umn.edu).

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