Postdoctoral Fellow on Social-Ecological Scenarios
Closing date 6 February 2017 (extended from 23 January).
There is growing recognition that actions to enhance natural capital and the supply and reliability of ecosystem services are urgently needed at local, regional, and global scales. But in a rapidly changing world, such initiatives cannot succeed without investing in social-ecological resilience. A central challenge of managing the resilience of social-ecological systems is posed by slowly unfolding dynamics and considerable uncertainty about future pathways. A powerful tool for envisioning what the future can and might hold for ecosystem services in a social-ecological context, is the creation of scenarios. Scenarios are plausible stories about how the future of a social-ecological system might unfold from existing patterns, new factors, and alternative human choices. Importantly, scenarios have been used to explore, identify and analyze alternative futures in a way that addresses uncertainties both through improving social capacity to consider and shape the future and identify resilient policies.
The goal of this postdoc is to advance and integrate scientific understanding of how social-ecological scenario planning can integrate ecosystem service models, such as InVEST. The selected candidate will be part of the Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation Research Exchange Program on Natural Capital, Resilience and Biosphere Stewardship and work in an international and interdisciplinary team based in Sweden, South Africa and the USA.
Research Fellow, focusing on scenarios for the Sustainable Development Goals
Closing date: 31 January 2017.
Stockholm Resilience Centre (SRC), together with the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and IIASA (the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis), leads the international programme The World in 2050 (TWI2050), which is a partnership among scientists and experts in integrated assessment modelling, Earth system modelling and social-ecological studies on pathways to sustainable development. TWI2050 explores pathways to attain the SDGs within Planetary Boundaries, taking a back-casting approach to explore multiple pathways, from nations to the world, for a transformation to sustainable development in the Anthropocene.
The selected candidate will be a core researcher in the SRC TWI2050 team and be part of the GRAID programme. He/she will be working in an international and interdisciplinary team based in Stockholm. The role is to lead research, help coordinate, and contribute insights and perspectives on pathways to attain the SDGs within planetary boundaries. The position is based in Stockholm.
Closing date: 24 February 2017
This European collaborative project aims to deepen our knowledge and understanding about how green and blue infrastructure can be used to address environmental and societal challenges in different urban regions. The ambition is to identify nature based solutions, and the contextual conditions needed for them to actually contribute to human wellbeing while offering habitat also for biodiversity.
As the project manager your primary responsibility will be internal communication and coordination, which includes responsibility for virtual meetings and assisting with the organisation of the annual meetings. Other responsibilities include: following up and making sure the project and its different parts are following the time plan and documentation and putting together the final report to the funders after the project has been completed. There will be opportunities to take part in external communication and interaction with other similar projects at national as well as global scales.
We announce PhD positions four times per year. The announcement dates 2017 are:
1 February – 1 March
2 April - 2 May
30 August - 30 September
20 October - 20 November