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Requisition Number: 180000004FThe Departments of Agricultural and Resource Economics; Economics, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Tennessee invite applications for a Post-Doctoral Research Associate to work on an interdisciplinary project focused on the optimal spatial targeting of payments for forest-based ecosystem services under climate and market risks. The USDA-NIFA funded project seeks to employ Modern Portfolio Theory to take advantage of the spatial heterogeneity in climate change uncertainties and risk diversification to minimize the climate-induced risk associated with the portfolio of conservation investments that make up an incentive program. Primary responsibilities will include developing a land use model, predicting future forestland conversion to urban use under climate and market risk, establishing future supply curves for forest-based biodiversity, and deriving efficient benefit frontier for supplying forest-based biodiversity. The successful candidate will be under the direct supervision of the lead PI of the project, Dr. Seong-Hoon Cho in the Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics, and work closely with the project's Co-PIs, Dr. Charles Sims in the Department of Economics, and Drs. Paul Armsworth, Mona Papes, and Xingli Giam in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.Skills: Requirements: Qualifications: Candidates must have a PhD in economics, agricultural and resource economics or a related field, and experience and interest in developing land use models and land conservation investment models. Experience with financial economic approaches to conservation investments such as portfolio theory and real options theory is preferred. Application Details: This position is based at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and includes competitive salary and benefits. This is a full-time, 12-month, grant-funded position with the possibility of renewal for a second year contingent upon satisfactory performance and funding availability. Interested candidates should complete the online application and include (1) a cover letter describing their research interests and qualifications; (2) a CV; (3) 1-2 representative publications; and (4) a list of 3 references. Screening of applications will begin immediately. Position will remain open until filled. Candidates may direct questions to Dr. Seong-Hoon Cho at

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Company: University Of Tennessee, Knoxville

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