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New postdoc position; University of Arizona/ Lawrence Berkeley Lab Postdoctoral position (BioFI); Developing and advancing trait-based ecology, theory, and remote sensing.

The Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) Department at the University of Arizona in collaboration with researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory is advertising for a postdoctoral position in developing and advancing trait-based ecology, theory (including Trait Driver Theory), and remote sensing to start as early as fall 2020. The position is part of a Harnessing the Data Revolution National […]

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New postdoc position in advancing trait- based ecology – 2019

Opening for a 2-year postdoctoral position in Trait-based ecology (ExperTS) to start Fall 2019 – University of Arizona, USA and University of Bergen, Norway. Application deadline July 15th, 2019 ExperTS – Experiments, Traits, Synthesis: Using knowledge from global ecological experiments to validate, assess, and improve trait-based theory   The Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) Department at the University of Arizona […]

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Macroecology lab action at ESA 2018

The Macroecology lab is presenting several lines of new research  and findings at the annual convention of the Ecological Society of America Meeting in New Orleans next week. There is also one organized meeting as well as an organized symposium. Come an stop by and attend/chat with us! We will be updating this schedule as the week goes by so stay tuned! Saturday OpenTraits Meeting! Day 1 Courtyard New Orleans Downtown/Convention Center 300 Julia Street, New Orleans, LA 70130-3604. Our lab is hosting an international meeting focused on creating an open traits network. This workshop is part of a coordinated, international series of meetings focused on facilitating open collaboration and standardization in the collection of trait data. While the primary aim of this workshop will focus on open science and metadata standards, we will also discuss the outcomes of previous workshops in this series as well as future directions for these efforts. For more information on the meeting, go to Sunday OpenTraits Meeting! Day 2 Monday  02:30 PM – 02:50 PM postdoc Sandra Duran will be presenting new work entitled  Leaf optical properties reveal variation of plant responses across a temperature gradient in the world’s hottest tropical rainforest 04:40 PM – 05:00 PM Ernest N. Morial Convention Center – 346-347 Lab collaborator Flurin Babst will be presenting on When tree rings go global: Challenges and opportunities for retro- and prospective insight Tuesday 04:30 PM – 06:30 PM Ernest N. Morial Convention Center- ESA Exhibit Hall  […]

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Join us – Announcing the first OpenTraits workshop – 4-5 August, 2018, New Orleans

We were excited to have our OpenTraits initiative featured in the journal Functional Ecology as part of their blog. You can read more about the feature here. Spanning animal and plant biology – the critical need for an Open Traits initiative across biology August 4-5, 2018, prior to the Ecological Society of America annual meetings, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA   Announcing […]

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Plant Functional Traits Course in Svalbard just announced – apply by April 2018

Plant Functional Traits Course 4 Do you want to travel to over 70 degrees North Latitude? The 4th International Plant Functional Traits Course will be held at the University Centre in Svalbard, Norway, 16-27 July.. The International Plant Functional Traits Courses offer a hands-on experience with collecting and exploring plant functional traits data in a real-life field research project setting, […]

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Discovering Earth’s Botanical Biodiversity via the BIEN R package and GeoSpatial portal – We know remarkably little about what grows where and why

  Life on Earth critically depends on plant life, which forms the base of all terrestrial food webs.  Humanity itself is also critically dependent on plant life for food, fuel, medicine, shelter and numerous other uses.  However, despite the critical importance of plants, we know remarkably little about them.   Surprisingly, the basic properties of most plant species are still […]

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Lab Talks at the 2017 Ecological Society of America meetings

Many of us are up in Portland Oregon for the 2017 ESA meetings. Here is a listing of the various talks and posters we will be presenting. Do stop by and see us and say hi! Enquist Lab ESA Talks ====== Monday, August 7, 2017 ============================================= 2:30 PM Portland Blrm 258, Oregon Convention Center OOS 5-4 – An energetic approach to variation in leaf and microbial functional traits across climate gradients Sean T. Michaletz1,2, Vanessa R. Buzzard3, Ye Deng4, Zhili He5, Daliang Ning6, Lina Shen7, Qichao Tu5, Michael D. Weiser8, Michael Kaspari8, Jizhong Zhou5, Robert B. Waide9 and Brian J. Enquist10, 2:50 PM D138, Oregon Convention Center COS 20-5  Why do leaf venation networks have loops? Testing hypotheses with an Andes-Amazon elevation gradient Benjamin W. Blonder, University of Arizona; Norma Salinas, Universidad San Antonio Abad del Cusco; Lisa Patrick Bentley, Sonoma State University; Alexander Shenkin, University of Oxford; Percy Chambi Porroa, Universidad Nacional de San Antonio Abad del Cusco; Yolvi Valdez Tejeira, Universidad Nacional de San Antonio Abad del Cusco; Tatiana Boza Espinoza, University of Zurich; Gregory R. Goldsmith, Paul Scherrer Institute; Lucas Enrico, University of Cordoba; Roberta Martin, Carmegie Institution; Gregory P. Asner, Carnegie Institution for Science; Sandra Díaz, Instituto Multidisciplinario de Biología Vegetal; Brian J. Enquist, University of Arizona; Yadvinder Malhi, University of Oxford   ====== Tuesday ==========================================================   8:40 AM B114, Oregon Convention Center COS 45-3 – Spectroscopy of canopy foliar traits: Can airborne […]

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The Taxonomic Name Resolution Service (TNRS) is six years old. Is it still useful? 40,000 users and counting.

  Back in 2010 we prepared to release a tool to assist ecologists and botanists in the standardization of their plant names. The tool is the Taxonomic Name Resolution Service – and since that time we have come to depend on it almost every day in the lab and in our various collaborations. In short, the TNRS can resolve many […]

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New postdoc position – Trait-based ecology, ecophysiology, and remote sensing

The Enquist lab is looking for a new postdoctoral position to start spring 2017 Postdoctoral Position – The College of Science at the University of Arizona is seeking to fill a position in trait-based ecology, ecophysiology, and remote sensing. This postdoc will be based in the Enquist lab at the University of Arizona but will primarily work closely with an interdisciplinary group […]

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