2 postdocs + 2 phds para calcular el valor de los ecosistemas marinos en Australia ~ Bioblogia.net

30 de marzo de 2016

2 postdocs + 2 phds para calcular el valor de los ecosistemas marinos en Australia

Project description: The aim of this project is to develop local valuations of coastal ecosystem services for marine habitats in southern Australia, and communicate these to stakeholders using spatial maps and other media. Quantifying the benefits people gain from natural systems will
allow the potential impacts of alternative management scenarios to be evaluated, and assessments of the trade-offs between development and different ecosystem services. 

The project will: (1) develop a series of model-based spatial maps that quantify ecosystem services
provided by temperate marine habitats such as saltmarsh, mangroves and seagrass; and (2)
value these ecosystem services in terms of social and economic benefits to people using locally
relevant valuation methodologies for coastal protection, fisheries, tourism and/or recreation. The
project will focus on marine habitats in central Victoria and northern New South Wales. The
project’s rationale and methodologies are underpinned by the Global Mapping Ocean Wealth
project developed by The Nature Conservancy (see http://oceanwealth.org/). This Project is the
Australian component of the Global Mapping Ocean Wealth project.

Project environment: The project will be hosted by Deakin University’s Centre for Integrative
Ecology (CIE, http://cie-deakin.com/ ) the School of Life and Environmental Sciences, and
supported by a multidisciplinary team including The Nature Conservancy, government agencies,
private industry and community groups. The goal of CIE’s research is to foster new conceptual
understanding that advances fundamental science, while also making innovative contributions to
applied conservation and natural resource management, particularly through protection of
biodiversity and areas of high conservation value. The project is supervised by academics from
Deakin University (Dr Daniel Ierodiaconou, Dr Emily Nicholson and Dr Peter Macreadie) and The
Nature Conservancy (Dr Chris Gillies).

Expressions of Interest (EOIs): We are seeking EOIs for two Postdoctoral Fellowships (Academic
Level A or B) and two fully-funded PhD Scholarships from candidates with outstanding track
records in environmental economics, spatial mapping and analysis, and/or ecological modelling,
in particular with experience in valuation of ecosystem services and/or process-based
ecosystem modelling. The Postdoctoral Fellowships are for 2 years, with potential for an
additional 1 year extension. Applicants wishing to be appointed part-time are encouraged to
apply. EOIs must consist of a 1-2 page cover letter describing your suitability for the position
and track record relative to opportunity, as well as a 2 page CV and relevant questions relating
to the position.

EOIs can be emailed to nholland@tnc.org and should be submitted by Wednesday 6 April 2016.

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