Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Postdoctoral position: Biodiversity Research Group (Yunnan, China)
Source:     Release time :2017-05-16
Application Deadline: 
31 May 2017


The Biodiversity Research Group at the Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (XTBG), Yunnan, invites applications for a full-time postdoctoral position in climate change biology. This group is led by Professor Richard Corlett, who is also head of the Center for Integrative Conservation at XTBG. The Center focuses on applying state-of-the art science to practical conservation questions and is involved in several major national, regional, and global collaborations. XTBG is part of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), through which these appointments will be made. Please visit the garden's website at http://english.xtbg.cas.cn/for more information about XTBG.

We are looking for someone to participate in the Asian section of an international project that is investigating the potential impacts of climate change on protected areas in the tropics and subtropics: SPARC (Spatial Planning for Protected Areas in Response to Climate Change). The successful applicant will be expected to help with the project as whole, as well as conducting research into using trait-based approaches to assessing climate-change vulnerability of plants and animals in the region, or possibly into another relevant topic. They will be expected to publish in international journals as well as helping to produce practical advice for protected area planners and managers in the region.

The position will require a strong background in basic biology and a PhD in Ecology, Conservation Biology, Environmental Science, Geography, or a related field. If you are not sure if your qualifications are suitable, please contact Professor Corlett at the email address below.

Candidates with a strong record of accomplishment should submit a CV, a statement of research interests, and pdfs of publications. Please include three potential referees who could provide letters of recommendation. Send these materials to Professor Richard Corlett <corlett@xtbg.org.cn> and Ms. Fang Chunyan <fcy@xtbg.org.cn>.

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