Tailored opportunities: PhD position in Ecosystem Services at the The Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ, Germany


This project investigates the relationships between natural and anthropogenic capital on the supply of ecosystem services, and on the use and demand by different stakeholders, in order to understand its effects on the distribution of ecosystem services among stakeholders at multiple spatial scales. Using a transdisciplinary approach, the successful candidate will use a combination of tools to conduct social-ecological research in three sites across a gradient of land use intensity in Germany, including social surveys and stakeholder analysis, as well as synthesis of ecological data.


  • Master in Social Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Sustainability Sciences or related disciplines
  • Proven understanding of the ecosystem service framework
  • Experience in quantitative methods and statistical analyses (use of software R is advantageous)
  • Willingness to learn new techniques for data collection and data analyses
  • Skills in social data collection approaches (e.g. questionnaires)
  • Pro¬ven ability to work in a team and independently un¬der challenging cirucumstances
  • Advanced English and German oral and writing skills
  • Driver´s licence


Deadline for application is 24.01.2020


Your contact for any questions you may have about the job:
Maria Felipe-Lucia

More information is available at https://recruitingapp-5128.de.umantis.com/Vacancies/1826/Description/2?customer=5128&fbclid=IwAR3TywI8qi2Ykkfzb6jBEAdtJa74GK16ZUA2y3p0PQGvPo9LeR-21YelY5k

Author: African Academic/Researcher

Science and Research by Africans for Africa

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