Postdoctoral research

The ITCE program will contribute to postdoctoral training and research in a range of subject areas related to understanding the large-scale functioning and alteration of ecosystems in the USA and globally. Each project postdoc will be co-advised by a cluster of ITCE faculty bringing a range of relevant expertise in biology, earth systems science and numerical methods. In addition to standard institution-based research, postdocs will be supported to conduct extended visits to partner labs to conduct research in residence and expand their skill set. Postdocs will also contribute to the project's graduate training efforts through curriculum development and teaching at the annual summer short courses, and have opportunities to participate in bioinformatics efforts building the national cyberinfrastructure in support of continental-scale ecology.

Read more about our ITCE postdoctoral fellows HERE.

Cross-cutting research themes include:

Water Cycle

Biomarkers for Migration

C3 and C4 Photosynthesis

Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide


ITCE News!

2018 course application window is now closed - admission decisions by end February

New Publication – SPATIAL and IsoCamp alum Cat Jarman develops ITCE research-in-residence project and reports paleogenomic analysis of skeletal samples in determining the origins of inhabitants of Rapa Nui. Read the paper published in Current Biology (here)

2018 Course Dates Announced!

Open PhD position - The research group of Prof. Kahmen at the University of Basel just published an open ERC-funded PhD position in stable isotope physiology. Read it (here).


New Publication - Marine isoscape paper from ITCE research-in-residence team including SPATIAL alum Sarah Magozzi, SPATIAL instructors Clive Trueman and Michael Wunder, and former ITCE post-doc Hannah Vander Zanden! Read it (here)!

New Publication - Marine Biology paper by SPATIAL alum Julia Adams (2015). Link to full-text article (here)!


New Publications - Two new papers by SPATIAL alum Sean Brennan involving salmon migration (here) and using dendritic network models to improve Strontium isoscapes (here)!


New Blog Post - Former SPATIAL student Katie Wedemeyer-Strombel discusses her experience as a SPATIAL student last summer! (Check it out here!)

Archived ITCE News


IsoMAP: WebGIS for Isotopes

IsoMAP is a dynamic, online workspace for spatial analysis, modeling and prediction of stable isotope ratio variation in the natural environment. The initial realease of the IsoMAP gateway is now live and supports precipitation isotope ratio modeling. Visit IsoMAP to learn more or to start making isoscapes today!