Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Center for Tropical Marine Ecology

Post-Doc Position: Center for Tropical Marine Ecology
Deadline: 25 August, 2008
The Center for Tropical Marine Ecology (ZMT), an associate member of
the Leibniz Society, addresses ecological and socio-economic issues
related to the sustainable use of tropical coastal ecosystems such as
mangroves, coral reefs and sea grass beds.

Research and teaching at
the Center are devoted to the structure and functions of these
ecosystems, their resources and their vulnerability to human
interventions and natural changes. The research is conducted within
interdisciplinary partnership projects with institutions and
universities in the tropics.
The social-ecological systems (SES) analysis group at the ZMT
investigates human-nature relations. Participatory approaches to the
generation of social-ecological system understanding and to the
identification of ways to steer coastal change into more desirable
directions are major foci. The SES group operates a research programme
in three coastal regions of Indonesia (SPICE Cluster 6). We are now
looking for a social or natural scientist with a strong
interdisciplinary research orientation. The post is embedded in the
two key research themes of SPICE Cluster 6 (Social-ecological systems
analysis and Governance). The research under this post should provide
new insights on the potentials of alternative livelihood options (e.g.
marine polyculture) as socially, economically and ecologically
sustainable income sources for Indonesian coastal communities. A focus
on innovations is encouraged. The field focus of this post is in the
Spermonde Coral Archipelago but the research should provide results of
wider relevance.
The position is at the level of E13 and initially funded from 1.10
2008 until 30.8 2010. Further work is envisaged. The ZMT is interested
in increasing the number of women in the field of science and
encourages qualified women to apply. Given similar levels of
qualification, physically handicapped applicants will be given
preference. Interviews will be held in the period August 28 th until
September 5th .
Please apply by e-mail (CV with current address and phone number,
statement of interest, work proposal of 2-4 pages and names of two
referees) by August 25th to zmtsekr@zmt-bremen.de.

Deadline: 25 August, 2008
Contact: zmtsekr@zmt-bremen.de
sumber: http://www.ihdp.unu.edu/article/457