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Postdoctoral Fellow

We’re looking for a Postdoctoral Fellow to participate in a research project, Achieving sustainable and resilient river ecosystems in Aoteaora under climate change, funded by Te Pūnaha Matatini. Your role will focus on forecasting freshwater fish community responses to climate change and to generate near-term forecasts and long-term projections of freshwater fish community responses to changing flow regimes. By developing a combination of mechanistic, statistical and hybrid modelling approaches we will enable both near-term forecasts and longer-term projections of various climate-change scenarios that are relevant to decision makers and robust to hydro-climatic nonstationarity.

For background, see also:

Tonkin, J. D., J. D. Olden, D. M. Merritt, L. V. Reynolds, J. S. Rogosch, and D. A. Lytle. (2021). Designing flow regimes to support entire river ecosystems. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 19:326-333.
Tonkin, J. D., N. L. Poff, N. R. Bond, A. Horne, David. M. Merritt, L. V. Reynolds, J. D. Olden, A. Ruhi, and D. A. Lytle. (2019). Prepare river ecosystems for an uncertain future. Nature. 570:301-303.
Tonkin, J. D., Olden, J. D., Merritt, D. M., Reynolds, L. V. & Lytle, D. A. (2018). Flow regime alteration degrades ecological networks in riparian ecosystems. Nature Ecology & Evolution. 2, 86-93.

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