Thursday, December 18, 2014

New Geobiology publications

Two excellent new publications shedding light on the complex processes involved in soft-tissue preservation:

A unifying model for Neoproterozoic–Palaeozoic exceptional fossil preservation through pyritization and carbonaceous compression
by James D. Schiffbauer, Shuhai Xiao, Yaoping Cai, Adam F. Wallace, Hong Hua, Jerry Hunter, Huifang Xu, Yongbo Peng & Alan J. Kaufman
Here: http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2014/141217/ncomms6754/full/ncomms6754.html

And,

Microbial ecology and biofilms in the taphonomy of soft tissues
by Rudolf A. Raff, Mary E. Andrews, Ronald L. Pearson, F. Rudolf Turner, Sebastian T. Saur, Daniel C. Thomas, Justin L. Eagan, and Elizabeth C. Raff
Here: http://palaios.geoscienceworld.org/content/29/11/560.abstract?etoc

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Post Doctoral Position in Paleobiology/Paleoclimatology University of Connecticut

The Center for Integrative Geosciences at the University of Connecticut invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher in the area of paleobiology, paleoclimatology and/or earth-system modeling.  Information about the Center and University can be found at http://www.geosciences.uconn.edu/.
Qualifications:  Candidates must have PhD in the geosciences, biosciences or related field, focusing in the area of paleobiology, paleoclimatology and/or earth-system modeling before the start date.  A successful candidate should have the ability to produce high quality research in a fast paced environment.  Expertise in the arthropod group Ostracoda, lake and/or carbonate environments and/or quantitative modeling are preferred.  Ability or experience in grant writing is also preferred.  
To Apply: Applicants are asked to upload the following to Husky Hire (www.jobs.uconn.edu): cover letter, CV, research statement and contact information for at least 3 references (job posting iwill be removed on December 19).  Review of applications will begin December 22, 2014 and continue until an acceptable candidate is found.  Anticipated start date is at completion of search, but could be as late as June, 2015.  Applications and questions should be directed to Dr. Lisa Park Boush (lisa.park_boush@uconn.edu).  

Assistant Professor - Earth-Life Interactions (UC Davis)

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