Postdoctoral Fellowship in Ecosystems Services
Victoria University of Wellington
We seek a qualified and highly motivated individual who will play a pivotal role in generating a ground breaking case study.
Wetlands are among the most valuable ecosystems in the world. Hotspots for endemic biodiversity, water purification, and carbon sequestration as well as places of significant cultural and recreational value, wetlands provide up to 40% of global renewable ecosystem services. Sadly, they are in peril globally. The Centre for Biodiversity and Restoration Ecology seeks a qualified and highly motivated individual who will play a pivotal role in generating a ground breaking case study to identify synergies and opportunities to enhance biodiversity, water quality, carbon sequestration and cultural and recreational benefits within a multi-use wetland ecosystem. The multi-disciplinary project will serve as a model for future ecological projects within in New Zealand and worldwide. The successful applicant will productively engage with government agencies, community groups, and local land users and will help supervise postgraduate and undergraduate students in a programme of related research projects.
Candidates will have completed a Ph.D. in Ecology, Geography, Environmental Sciences, or a related discipline, in a topic relevant to conservation biology, restoration ecology, ecosystems service modeling, or public participatory processes. He or she will be comfortable in the use of Geographic Information Systems and have a demonstrated track record of public engagement. Excellent verbal and written English language skills are essential. Knowledge of Te Reo Maori is considered a major asset. Publications in international, peer-reviewed journals, with a leading role (i.e. first-author, and/or corresponding author) are an important merit.
Applications close 1 October 2016
Victoria University of Wellington is an EEO employer and actively seeks to meet its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi.
For more information and to apply online visit: http://www.victoria.ac.nz/about/careers/current-vacancies