[ECOLOG-L] New Vacancy – Postdoctoral Fellowship in Ecosystem Services – Victoria University of Wellington

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Ecosystem Services

Victoria University of Wellington
New Zealand

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 restoration projects within 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 PhD in Ecology, Geography,
Environmental Sciences, or a related discipline, in a topic relevant to
conservation biology, restoration ecology, ecosystems service modelling,
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://ift.tt/18j7JB6

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