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SPACES – new ESPA funded project

Slide12We are recruiting three Associate Research Fellows (postdocs) and one PhD student to work on our new ESPA funded project Sustainable Poverty Alleviation from Coastal Ecosystem Services (SPACES). The project is a transdisciplinary collaboration between Stockholm Resilience Centre, Exeter University and 30 other international partners. We will be extending our work in Kenya and Mozambique on ecosystem services and human wellbeing. Our new project, starting in September, will enable us to continue successful collaborations from previous ESPA work on the Situational Analysis and P-Mowtick, and work with new partners.

Project information can be found here and here and a project description here.

The posts require a commitment to work across disciplines and to undertake primary fieldwork in Kenya and Mozambique using methodologies such as:

  • coral reef ecological surveys
  • large scale household survey on access to ecosystem services and wellbeing indicators
  • qualitative research on subjective wellbeing
  • analysis of natural resource governance
  • participatory social-ecological modelling
  • participatory scenario development and analysis

Please see the links below for further details. Suitable candidates are encouraged to apply for both the SRC and Exeter positions if appropriate. Please contact me or the relevant supervisor if you have any questions.

Postdoc on Ecosystem services and human wellbeing with Prof Katrina Brown (ESI, Exeter University) and Dr Sarah Coulthard (Social Sciences, Northumbria University) – application deadline 8 July 2013

Postdoc on Coral reef dynamics with Professor Chris Perry (geography, Exeter) and Dr Tim McClanahan (CRCP, Wildlife Conservation Society, Kenya)  – application deadline 2 July 2013

PhD position on cultural valuation of ecosystem services supervised by Katrina Brown (ESI, Exeter University) and Dr Beatrice Crona (Stockholm Resilience Centre) – application deadline 30th June 2013

Postdoc on Ecosystem services and human wellbeing with Dr Tim Daw (Stockholm Resilience Centre) – application deadline 23 June 2013 

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