Postdoctoral Fellowship in Ecosystem Services

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, Environmental Sciences or a related discipline, in a topic relevant to restoration ecology, ecosystems service modeling, 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 an asset. Publications in international, peer-reviewed journals, with a leading role (i.e. first-author, and/or corresponding author) are an important merit.

Contact Details for Vacancy: Dr. Julie Deslippe, School of Biological Sciences, Victoria University of Wellington -

Applications close Friday, 7 April 2017.

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posted: 20 March 2017     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.