WE ARE SEEKING A FELLOW TO TAKE A KEY ROLE IN A LUC HOFFMANN INSTITUTE PROJECT LINKING INFORMATION ON DRIVERS AND THREATS TO BIODIVERSITY LOSS AND DECISION MAKING
The University of Queensland and the Luc Hoffmann Institute are looking for a skilled fellow to conduct research on drivers and threats to biodiversity loss, and how this links to decision making.
The successful appointee will engage with stakeholders to understand how threats and drivers information is perceived and used across different decision-scales, deriving key insights to support innovative conservation solutions.
The successful candidate will be enrolled in our Luc Hoffmann Institute Fellows’ Programme, with exciting opportunities to work across the conservation science and policy interface in collaboration with WWF, leading scientists and practitioners.
ABOUT THE PROJECT
The ConTaCTED project – Bridging conservation's divide by Connecting Threats, Actors, and Extrinsic Drivers – aims to integrate ground-breaking research on drivers of and threats to biodiversity loss with a participatory approach, to enhance the understanding of stakeholder needs and perspectives. The ultimate goal of this project is to determine appropriate pathways for shifting from conventional conservation approaches to ones focused on the drivers underpinning change as needed.
Applicants should hold a PhD in a relevant field and have experience in working on social dimensions of conservation and in conducting stakeholder research and engagement in developing countries. The applicant should also have excellent organisational and communication skills. Applicants should have a strong desire to work at the interface of conservation science, policy, and management and to conduct collaborative research with stakeholders.
Application deadline is 13 Apr 2016.
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