We currently have funding for a Postdoc to work with us in the Citizen Science Department at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco. The 18-month position is funded by the California Ocean Protection Council will design innovative approaches and analyses in support of marine protected area (MPA) management in California. The Citizen Science Postdoc will focus on scientifically tractable questions specific to the management of California's MPAs, California coastal ecology, Snapshot Cal Coast and other MPA outreach efforts, grounded in a) the State of California's long-termMPA monitoring Action Planand b) the continuing development and improvement ofSnapshot Cal Coastand the use of theiNaturalist platform. We are interested in answering questions about California coastal ecology and changing ocean conditions, the integration of citizen science efforts into MPA management, and refinements to Academy citizen science efforts including but not limited to: investigating patterns in community structure and diversity, documenting and understanding implications of species range shifts, integrating species occurrence records with climate data, modeling species distributions, etc.
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