PostDoc: Species Distribution Modelling and Spatial Mapping

Centre for Biodiversity Genomics - University of Guelph
Guelph, ON, Canada
Job Type:
  • Postdoctoral
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PostDoc: Species Distribution Modelling and Spatial Mapping

Large data sets generated by HTS can address current challenges in Species Distribution Modelling while extended matrix regression models (e.g. generalized dissimilarity modelling) can analyse and predict spatial patterns of turnover in community composition.


The successful applicant will have a unique opportunity to combine metabarcoding results with ancillary information, such as trait data, to develop process-based models that can identify the functional composition of any location and map expected distributions of ecosystem functions and services.


Applicants for these positions must possess a passion for problem solving, the ability to work in a team, and a strong publication record. Ideally, candidates should bring prior experience in biodiversity genomics and in scripting (e.g. Perl, Python, R). The position also requires proficiency with GIS software (ideally ArcGIS); statistical analysis in R; experience in distribution modelling and with predictive algorithms.

  • How to Apply

    Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Please send your curriculum vitae, the names of three potential referees, and PDF copies of your two most relevant publications.