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Food security and biodiversity: four PhD positions and up to three postdoc positions

Job Type: full-time temporary position

Location: N/A

Posting Date: 8 May 14

Closing Date: 7 Aug 14

Food security and biodiversity: four PhD positions and up to three postdoc positions

Expressions of interest are being sought for up to four new PhD positions and three postdoc positions, starting between late 2014 (postdocs) and mid-2015 (PhD positions). Please register your interest and send your CV to Joern Fischer (Joern.Fischer@uni.leuphana.de). You will then be sent the official advertisement when it comes out.

The project:
Ensuring food security and halting biodiversity decline are two of the most urgent (and interconnected) challenges facing humanity in the 21st century. Taking a social-ecological systems perspective, this project seeks to identify synergies between food security and biodiversity conservation. A multi-scale approach will be used to balance the trade-offs between depth and generality. First, we will develop a global database of social-ecological systems, relating their general properties to indicators of food security and biodiversity. Second, we will conduct in-depth workshops on 15-20 social-ecological systems worldwide to reveal in more detail the causal linkages between system properties, food security and biodiversity. Third, we will conduct an in-depth empirical case study on food security and biodiversity in Ethiopia.

More information available here:
http://ideas4sustainability.wordpress.com/2014/04/27/new-postdoc-and-phd-positions-food-security-and-biodiversity/

 

Contact Information:

Professor Joern Fischer
Email: joern.fischer@uni.leuphana.de
http://www.leuphana.de/en/about-us/staff-members/joern-fischer.html

More information available here:
http://ideas4sustainability.wordpress.com/2014/04/27/new-postdoc-and-phd-positions-food-security-and-biodiversity/

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