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Postdoc position available in the lab!

The Blois Paleoecology Lab is recruiting a postdoc to help develop ancient DNA and phylogenetics projects focusing on understanding the dynamic population genetic changes that happened within mammals (particularly small mammals) through the late Quaternary. The postdoc will be responsible for developing original research projects in addition to contributing to the development and maintenance of the molecular lab. Ongoing projects in the lab use species distribution modeling, community modeling, and paleoecological tools to understand the ecological and evolutionary forces shaping populations, species, and communities across time and space, particularly focusing on fossil small mammal and pollen communities during the late Quaternary. Applications will be reviewed starting June 30th, but the position is open until filled. Please contact Jessica ( for additional information.

For full position information and to apply to the position, see the job ad here.

A good way to end the semester


The Blois Paleoecology Lab at our end-of the semester party

We had a lab party on Sunday, with all lab members and their families.  We had much to celebrate: Eric finished his first year at UC Merced, Kaitlin got settled into the lab (and it was her birthday!), Juliane finished her B.S. in Human Ecology, and Zara, Joceline, Stefanie, and Tyonia joined the lab this past semester.  Plus, on Sunday I had a paper accepted in Ecography!  All in all, it was a great way to end the semester.  Now I just have to get through grading all the final exams!