Four Full-time, Permanent Lectureships // 23 April 2021
The School of Natural Sciences of Bangor University invites applications for four full-time, permanent Lectureships in the broad area of biological sciences, environmental sciences and management of natural resources to encompass areas of growth and development within the School. The School of Natural Sciences is a large and diverse School with strong research records and successful recruitment into our undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. Currently it is looking to expand its research base, and its teaching, outreach and impact capabilities. Candidates should have a PhD (or near completion) in biological sciences, environmental sciences or natural resource management, be able to develop their own internationally recognised research programmes to deliver high-quality research outputs and impact, show an enthusiasm for teaching and outreach activities, and have excellent interpersonal skills. Candidates working in environmental virology, entomology, wildlife biology, conservation ecology, environmental economics, and sustainable development/analysis related to natural resources, e.g. through modelling and life cycle assessment, are particularly welcome. The successful candidates will be expected to complement and enhance our existing areas of expertise in biological and environmental sciences, sustainable land management for food, fibre and energy generation and develop projects for undergraduate and postgraduate research.
Institution: School of Natural Sciences, Bangor University
Closing date: 23 April 2021
PhD position: Accounting for land use dynamics in the calculation of carbon substitution by wood products // 31 May 2021
PhD position to investigate the relationship between substitution effects in wood products and leakage effects, in particular those related to land-use changes abroad. Methods will rely on using large-scale numerical simulation models of the forest and land-use sectors. See document for details.
Institution: INRAE (BETA laboratory) & CIRED
Duty station: Nancy & Paris, France
Closing date: 31 May 2021
PhD Opportunity in Forest Biometrics and Modelling // Open Until Filled
The Forest Biometrics Lab of the University of British Columbia, Canada, invites applications for a PhD student position under the supervision of Dr. Bianca Eskelson, based on the Vancouver campus. The position is part of Silva21, which is a large multi-year industry and NSERC funded project to provide tools and practical solutions for decision-makers, managers, and planners to adapt forest management practices to improve both resistance to stressors and resilience to disturbance, and thereby ensure the longevity of forest-based communities across Canada. The successful candidate will be responsible for simulating future species distributions and assess projection uncertainty under changing climate. To achieve this goal the candidate will develop a climate-sensitive model of tree mortality for the major tree species in the Province of Québec, Canada. This mortality model will be integrated into a forest growth simulator to conduct the simulations. The key outcome of this work will be model formulations for mixed-species, multi-cohort stands available via open source platforms. The project will be conducted in collaboration with the Canadian Forest Service and the Forest Research Branch of Québec Ministry of Forests, Wildlife and Parks.
Institution: Forest Biometrics Lab, University of British Columbia (UBC)
Duty station: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Closing date: Open Until Filled