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Job alert: 3-year postdoc in modelling biodiversity responses to human impacts (Imperial College London, UK)
04.05.2012

This is an exciting opportunity for a Research Associate with an interest in human impacts on biodiversity. The post is available immediately and is funded for up to 36 months by the Natural Environment Research Council and will be based at the Silwood Park campus.
The main research objective is to develop a rigorous global model of how local biodiversity responds to human impacts, in order to support projections of how alternative socio-political scenarios will affect global and regional biodiversity. Biodiversity data will come from published comparisons of assemblage composition along gradients of threat intensity. You will develop and populate a database of spatio-temporally precise measures of threat intensity corresponding to the diversity data, developing new measures from remote-sensed data as necessary; you will also develop a database to hold species' functional trait data. You will employ advanced statistical modelling tool, such as generalized additive mixed models, to relate diversity to threat intensity. The successful candidate will work closely with Professor Andy Purvis (the Principal Investigator) and collaborators at Silwood Park (Professor Georgina Mace FRS and Dr Rob Ewers) and in Cambridge (Dr Jörn Scharlemann and Dr Tim Newbold at UNEP-WCMC and Dr Drew Purves at Microsoft Research).

Closing date: 4 May 2012

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