The Long-Term Agroecosystem Research (LTAR) network is a partnership among 18 agroecosystems across the United States that addresses the great and complex issues facing US food, feed, fuel, and fiber production (LTAR https://ltar.nal.usda.gov ).
University of Florida, Range Cattle Research Center and its partner Archbold Biological Station (Archbold-UF Range Cattle Subtropical) LTAR sites are focused primarily on productivity and sustainability of forage-based grazing systems in subtropical environments with special emphasis on the impacts of grazing land management on ecosystem services under a climate change scenario.
University of Florida, Range Cattle Research Center is accepting applications for a Postdoctoral position in biogeochemistry (with special emphasis on C, N, and P dynamics) and GHG emissions in subtropical grazing land ecosystems within the framework of the USDA-LTAR project.
Main duties associated with this position are (but not limited to):
1. Field measurements of vegetation, soil, and GHG emissions as affected by contrasting fire and grazing management strategies
2. Design and execute soil and greenhouse gas collection plan for the various experimental sites at UF/IFAS Range Cattle REC
3. Field and lab measurements of plant diversity, and soil C, N, and P dynamics
4. Assist with supervision of a team (graduate students, visiting scientists, interns, and research assistants) working in different aspects of the LTAR project
5. Evaluate and synthesize greenhouse gas flux and soil data and produce reports, peer-reviewed publications, and presentations at scientific and LTAR meetings.