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2016 Call for Positions

On December 14, 2016 UC ANR Vice President Humiston announced the the release of 26 CE positions from the 2016 call for a new round of hiring over the next two years. This new release continues the commitment for hiring to exceed projected turnover, thus achieving the goal of academic growth. And, as funding becomes available, UC ANR will consider additional positions.

2016 approved CE positions

January 12, 2016 solicited proposals for Cooperative Extension (CE) advisor and specialist positions in the ANR Update. The call identified positions for strengthening and expanding the UC ANR network to address programmatic gaps and emerging needs. Below this public webpage displays all 138 new CE position proposals (there is a search tool to assist in finding proposals).

The online submittal process was open from January 12 – May 5 (5:00 PM) to allow as much time as possible for internal consultation and external input from UC ANR stakeholders in all program areas. Submissions were accepted from the following official submitter groups:

The Review Phase was completed May 5 – August 1. All proposals were reviewed. The program area and unit reviews were conducted by the Program Teams; geographic groups of County/Multicounty Partnership and Research and Extension Center Directors, and the UC ANR affiliated colleges and school. These groups prioritized and provided rationale for the position proposals under their purview. This input was used to inform UC ANR Program Council’s recommendations and ultimately the UC ANR Vice President’s decisions. More information about the review process is available in the review orientation.

The public comment period was open Jan. 12 through July 11, 2016. Comments can be viewed by clicking the position links below. Comments were reviewed by the review groups, Program Council and the Vice President.

Relevant documents:

If you have any questions, contact Katherine Webb-Martinez at (510) 987-0029 or


2016 URS Call for Positions

This proposal has been formally submitted for the 2016 cycle.

Position Details

078 Carbon Flux Specialist - UCB

Understanding carbon dynamics in agricultural, range, forest, and urban ecosystems is an important factor instatewide climate studies, and critical for our understanding and ability to improve adaptation of ecosystems to climate change. The ANR Flux towers deployed on the Research and Extension Centers that measure land-atmospehere exchange of gases create a valuable scientific resource forANR and partners such as LBNL, and the Natural Reserve System to perform cutting edge scientific research in how land management practices affect the carbon cycle. The Specialist will implement research and extension projects to address issues such as: 1) How do different crop types affect carbon and water exchange? 2)What are the impacts of different irrigation / water management treatments on carbon and water exchange and on local climate? 3)What are the impacts of low/no-till practices on carbon exchange? 4)What are patterns in CO2 concentrations/dynamics across a climatic/latitudinal gradient? and 5)What are the fluxes associated with a commodity in different climates.

Proposed Location/Housing

UCB Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management

Proposed Area of Coverage



Associated Documents



This position could contribute a great deal to ongoing work to expand the COMET-Farm greenhouse gas accounting model for California specialty crops and their various management practices. That project is currently underway in a joint effort between UC Davis, UC ANR, CDFA, CSU Fort Collins, and NRCS. However, obtaining sufficient data for model calibration and validation is a challenging process, especially considering the diversity of crops and environments in California, and having a full-time UC ANR specialist working on these important questions would be very valuable for California's GHG accounting efforts.
Posted Jun 2, 2016 3:45 PM by Amber Kerr
The California Tree Nut Research & Extension Planning Group, representing the almond, pistachio and walnut industries (combined 2015 acreage exceeding 1.7 million acres) rated this position low in priority as written. We do need expertise and measurements in overall gas fluxes (and not just greenhouse gas related fluxes but criteria air pollutants as well) from various cropping systems and scenarios; however the position as written seems to be more of a research position than a specialist position.
Posted Jul 11, 2016 4:30 PM by Gabriele Ludwig

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