New postdoc position available, forest demographic and evolutionary responses to insect and pest invasion

We are currently seeking a postdoctoral researcher to examine the long-term consequences of nonnative insects and pathogens on host species’ genetics and carbon storage capacity of North American forests. This project seeks to develop expand and develop novel analytical approaches to leverage data from the US Forest Inventory and Analysis program (along with a range of other approaches) to examine regional trends in tree demography associated with invasions by various non-native forest insects and pathogens affecting the nation’s forests.

Applicants should have:

- a PhD degree in hand by the start date, preferably August 1, 2023 or soon thereafter.

- strong statistical, analytical, and data wrangling skills

- experience working with large datasets and/or at large spatial scales

- demonstrated programming ability (i.e., R, python, or other language; experience with SQL is preferred but not required).

- evidence of a growing publication record consistent with the candidate’s career stage


Other attributes that are highly valued include creativity, flexibility, and a passion for inquiry.


This project is a collaborative effort between the Garnas lab at the University of New Hampshire, the Fearer lab at Virginia Tech and researchers from Purdue University and the United States Forest Service.

Please check back soon for a link to the application portal.  Questions can be address to