ISEECI Fellowship

A fellowship at the postdoctoral level is currently available at the UC-wide Institute for the Study of Ecological Effects of Climate Impacts (  This fellowship is focused on ecohydrology or ecosystem ecology as it relates to water availability in California.  Applicants are encouraged to contact prospective mentors at UC campuses which may include but are not limited to the following.

Steven Allison
The Allison lab uses experimental and theoretical approaches to analyze biogeochemical processes driven by microbes. This project will examine microbial responses to changes in water availability along climate gradients, in field manipulations, or with modeling approaches. The specific project will be matched to the interests of the postdoctoral applicant.

Elliott Campbell - Todd Dawson - Ulrike Seibt
We seek to understand coast redwood uptake of CO2 and water with respect to fog variability.  This project will combine an unprecedented air sampling approach with regional land-air model analysis.  Postdoctoral applicants will be invited to join field and/or modeling work that matches their interests and experience.  

Michael Loik
Michael Loik's research team uses experimental approaches to quantify ecosystem processes driven by soil water availability. The ISEECI Fellow will examine plant diversity and ecosystem responses to changes in water availability in field manipulations along statewide climate gradients.

Josh Schimel
Schimel’s work focuses on the effect of drought and drying/rewetting cycles on soil microbial and C-cycling processes in California grasslands and chaparral. The work incorporates a) field level experiments that vary plant inputs and soil moisture, b) laboratory experiments analyzing the mechanisms regulating soil response to drought, and c) simulation modeling to try to bridge from the mechanistic to the ecosystem scale.

Synergistic studies by other ISEECI faculty:

Barry Sinervo is currently conducting studies in Coastal Fog communities near Santa Cruz, examining local population extinctions in reptiles and amphibians due to climate warming and the ongoing drought. Sinervo applies ecophysiological models to study climate impacts on plant and animal taxa in diverse communities in California and across the globe.