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Offre de contrat post-doctoral d'un an à pourvoir à PACEA sur la modélisation de niches écologiques

le jeudi 10 octobre 2019

Post-doctoral position in ecological niche modeling using paleoclimatic simulations and paleontological data.

The advertised position is part of the HADoC project funded by the French National Research Agency (ANR) and will have a duration of 12 months. HADoC is a multidisciplinary project, directed by Dr. Gilles Ramstein of the LSCE laboratory, whose overall aim is to identify and evaluate potential causal links between past climate changes and large-scale dispersals of hominoids (apes) and early hominins from 23–1.8 million years ago in Africa, Europe, and Asia. Interested candidates can find more information about the project on the HADoC webpage ( or for English-only speakers on the ANR webpage ( Applicants wishing to have more details on the project may also request a copy of the full project description (contact information below).

The researcher will work in the PACEA laboratory ( on the campus of the University of Bordeaux, under the scientific supervision of Dr. William Banks. The researcher will be tasked with conducting ecological niche modeling analyses for specific time periods within the Miocene and Pliocene. Five reference periods have been selected: 17, 14, 11, 7, and 3 million years ago, each associated with outputs from an Ocean-Atmosphere General Circulation Model downscaled to a resolution of ca. 100km.  Moreover, the post-doctoral researcher will be responsible for disseminating the niche model results (e.g., writing and submitting articles), all in close collaboration with project team members including paleoclimatic modelers, paleoclimatologists, paleontologists, and archaeologists.


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