It is sad Jan Abel has decided to resign her position as secretary and membership coordinator for DUNZ. She has been much of the glue that has held us together for several years. Jan will be missed for many reasons, she has done a great job of coordinating and organising many events and keeping us in line with her management skills.
Jan will be missed. But somewhere out there is another person who has the energy and skill to take over this position. It is not full time and it is interesting. And there is an hourly rate.
Contact John Bishop or Jan for more details.
Liz Brook, Editor
Hope you all had a great Christmas and happy New Year.
Jan Abel, Administration
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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