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Closing date: 2017-05-16
Stockholm Resilience Centre is seeking a top young scientist for an interdisciplinary study that aims to reframe nature conservation in cities and urbanising regions. The successful candidate will seek the answer to the question: does high quality nature become an integral part in densifying cities, and how? The aims are to identify potential linkages between protected areas and surrounding urban landscape, and, in an iterative, transdisciplinary process, develop strategies for building resilience in these linkages over time. The position is connected to two ongoing research projects at SRC: CONATURE (exploring the potential of nature protected areas in supporting biodiversity and ecosystem service benefits at a landscape scale in the Stockholm region), and ENABLE (a Stockholm-based European collaborative project forming an innovative branch of the Centre’s history of extensive academic research in the theory and practice of resilience for sustainable development).
Closing date: 2017-05-02.
This PhD project will study novel food webs and their capability to sustainably produce ecosystem goods and services. Novel food webs, which are compositionally unlike food webs found today, are increasingly likely due to a novel combination of multiple drivers. A failure in anticipating the consequences of novel food webs will likely lead to ecological surprises, which could hamper the provision of ecosystem services to humanity. Hence, there is an urgent need to widen our perspective on how food webs will in the future, especially for the projection of future scenarios of ecosystem-based management. The student will be part of the new EU BONUS project “Blue Growth boundaries in novel Baltic food webs” (BLUEWEBS).
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