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Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Penn State Postdoc in Agroecology

Post-doctoral Scientist in Agroecology
Penn State University
Depts. of Crop and Soil Sciences and Entomology
Interdisciplinary study on weed population management and dynamics, arthropod community, soil quality indicators, nutrient cycling and agronomic properties in organic cropping systems. The successful candidate will serve as project manager, analyze weed, arthropod, soil C and N, agronomic, environmental and economic data; collaborate with other investigators on project to publish findings, and participate in extension and grant-writing activities. PhD in weed-, arthropod-, soil- or agro-ecology required. Experience working with complex systems studies is desired but not required. The post-doctoral scientist will work directly in collaboration with David Mortensen (weed ecology), Mary Barbercheck (arthropod ecology), and Jason Kaye (biogeochemistry), graduate and undergraduate students, technicians, and a farmer advisory panel in guiding the research and outreach education associated with the project. Please send CV and list of 3 references to Mary Barbercheck, meb34[at]psu[dot]edu, by February 29, 2008. For further information, contact Dave Mortensen, Penn State Dept. of Crop and Soil Sciences, dmortensen[at]psu[dot]edu

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