Call for grad student/postdoc applicants for expense-paid Biosphere2 Biogeography Workshop

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Please note the deadline for this has passed.

Are you a graduate student or postdoc interested in networking with biogeographers and writing synthesis papers?  We will be convening the “Biosphere2 Biogeography” (B2) workshop to be held at Biosphere2, near Tucson, Arizona USA, from April 13-16th, 2023.  We have funds to support up to 3 additional graduate student or postdoc attendees, and are seeking applicants for these positions. All workshop expenses (air/ground travel, room and board) will be covered for selected applicants.

B2B seeks to develop data integration techniques for biogeographic analysis. Our vision builds on builds on recent publications (e.g., Hoban et al. 2019; Gavin et al. 2014, Brown et al. 2016, Bemmels et al 2019 and elsewhere) about integrating different data types to reconstruct biogeographic history (and our software holoSimCell, among others), and is supported by an NSF-funded project. The purpose of the workshop is to develop new collaborations, initiate new scientific publications, and embark on new grant proposals related to the theme of integrating different data types for reconstructing species’ biogeographic histories. Any systems/aspects pertaining to this topic are welcome (e.g., historical biogeography, invasive species, marine/terrestrial, simulation or theoretical, etc.).

To apply, please send:

  • A description of your current research or research aims, 250 words or less
  • Your curriculum vitae

to by Friday, March 10th. In the subject line, please include “B2B Application”.

Applicants must be currently enrolled as a graduate student or working as a postdoctoral scholar in biology, ecology, and allied fields. We especially welcome individuals from historically underrepresented and marginalized groups in science.

Sean Hoban, The Morton Arboretum
Andria Dawson, Mount Royal University
Allan Strand, College of Charleston
Antonio Castilla, Midwestern State University
John Robinson, Michigan State University
Adam B. Smith, Missouri Botanical Garden