Employer: Victoria University of Wellington
Location: Wellington, New Zealand
Discipline: Ecology, Human and Physical Geography
Position Type: Full Time
Job Type: Postdoctoral Fellowship 3 year fixed term
Salary: NZ$ 71,806 –82,500, depending on experience.
Closes: 1 October 2016
Description of the project
Wetlands for people and place.
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 multiuse 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 Aro Maori is considered an asset. Publications in international, peer-reviewed journals, with a leading role (i.e. first-author, and/or corresponding author) are an important merit.
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