Research Fellow in Ecology of Dry Tropical Biomes

University of Leeds

United Kingdom

February 20, 2022


Research Fellow in Ecology of Dry Tropical Biomes

Do you want to expand your research network across the dry tropics? Do you have skills in engaging partners in tropical research and developing high- quality ecological datasets? Do you want to further your career in one of the UK's leading research intensive Universities?

The Ecology and Global Change research cluster at Leeds conducts world-leading research in tropical ecosystem ecology and change. We are looking to recruit a highly skilled Postdoctoral Research Fellow to lead plot data compilation for the SECO project. The central aim of SECO is to understand the carbon balance of tropical dry biomes using a combination of plot data, remote sensing and modelling.

You will be responsible for supporting the development of the plot dataset from the dry neotropics, with support from the project PIs and a wider team of collaborators in Leeds and beyond. You will conduct fieldwork in a variety of dry tropical biomes, developing and modifying existing protocols and ensure high-quality data supply to

We will expect the successful candidate may contribute in other ways, including helping with analysis by users of, particularly by early career researchers in the neotropics. You will likely be based in the UK, but will work with colleagues especially in Latin America, and take part in potentially lengthy field campaigns. You will have excellent existing field skills and experience of using as well as skills in statistical analysis using R, a willingness to collaborate widely with colleagues in Latin America, as well as a track-record of publishing high- quality papers from your previous research.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Professor Oliver Phillips



Professor Tim Baker,


Location: Leeds - Main Campus

Faculty/Service: Faculty of Environment School/Institute: School of Geography Category: Research Grade: Grade 7 Salary: £34,304 to £40,927 p.a. Working Time: 100% - We will consider job share / flexible working arrangements Post Type: Full Time Contract Type: Fixed Term (until 28 February 2023 – due to external funding) Release Date: Wednesday 26 January 2022 Closing Date: Sunday 20 February 2022 Reference: ENVGE1173 Downloads: Candidate Brief

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The University of Leeds is a public research university in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. It was established in 1874 as the Yorkshire College of Science. In 1884 it merged with the Leeds School of Medicine (established 1831) and was renamed...