Location: Duke University (Durham, North Carolina)
Start date and duration: Start summer 2023, one year with potential renewal for a second year.
The Nicholas Institute for Energy, Environment & Sustainability at Duke University and the Gund Institute for Environment at University of Vermont seek an outstanding postdoctoral researcher to lead a project on the impacts of land management activities on conservation outcomes. The work is supported by federal funds and is already informing federal initiatives such as natural capital accounting and the Conservation and Stewardship Atlas.
The first year of work produced a rapid literature review and framework for future assessment, and we are now recruiting a postdoctoral researcher to lead a second phase. The postdoc will design and conduct a more formal synthesis of the impacts of management actions on biodiversity and carbon outcomes across US land and water systems.
The postdoc will be based at Duke University and co-advised by Lydia Olander at Duke and Taylor Ricketts at UVM. The postdoc will join the core project research team and fully participate in co-production of the research with our government partners.
The position is for a one-year term with potential for renewal for an additional year based upon satisfactory performance. Expertise in conservation science and experience managing/synthesizing large data sets, particularly those related to climate and biodiversity, are required. Data management and analysis using R and experience creating web-based apps for data exploration is preferred. Previous experience working with government stakeholders is desirable.
About the Nicholas Institute for Energy, Environment & Sustainability
The Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions has merged with the Duke University Energy Initiative to create a new organization: the Nicholas Institute for Energy, Environment & Sustainability. Working closely with Duke University schools and other units, the Nicholas Institute for Energy, Environment & Sustainability advances the university’s mission to build a more sustainable world by developing transformative educational experiences; galvanizing and conducting impactful research; and engaging with key decision makers at the global, national, state, and local levels.
About the Gund Institute for Environment
The Gund Institute for Environment at the University of Vermont is a research center dedicated to understanding and tackling the world’s most critical environmental challenges. Driven by the belief that research should inspire action, the Institute takes a cross-sector approach to solving environmental issues with stakeholders from government, business, and broader society. With over 200 scholars in Vermont and across the world, the Institute brings together a network of internationally recognized researchers from diverse disciplines, including the natural and social sciences, business, health, technology, engineering, and the humanities.
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