Post-Doctoral Fellow – Restoration Ecology

World Agroforestry Centre, Nairobi, Kenya

Skill Required:, Research and Analysis
Preferred Experience: 
1 to 3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
30th January, 2015

Job Description

Roles and responsibilities     

• Research functional proxies for ecosystem health that can be used to assess land degradation status and for monitoring of progress towards restoration of degraded ecosystems.
• Research opportunities for restoration of degraded land, specifically to:
o Facilitate the maintenance or recovery of biodiversity in mosaics of agricultural and (semi-)natural systems.
o Increase and maintain above- and belowground carbon stocks.
o Enhance water quality and availability.
• Contribute towards the development and implementation of a near-real-time geoscience laboratory that utilizes remote sensing and rigorous statistical approaches for targeting restoration ecology.

Skill set     

• PhD in applied ecology, with specialization in Tropical Ecosystems, Biodiversity Conservation, Environmental and Spatial Studies or similar field.
• 2 years’ experience in research. Field work experience will be a plus.
• Strong background in mathematical statistics and modeling, with advanced R statistical programming skills.
• Background in spatial modeling and geo-computing.
• Knowledge and experience in remote sensing a plus.
• Good English language skills, French a plus.


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