Post-doctoral fellow- ecological economics modeler

Post-doctoral fellow- ecological economics modeler

The Research Institute for Environment and Livelihoods (RIEL), at Charles Darwin University (CDU), Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia is seeking a person with suitable qualifications and motivation as a ecological economics modeler focusing on Indigenous natural resource management development issues in savanna landscapes of northern Australia and neighbouring countries

 The person:

We are looking for will be a suitably qualified and motivated Post-doctoral Research Fellow with;

  • strong ecological economics and modeling
  • cross-cultural communication skills
  • experience and understanding of north Australia

The project:

Involves research and documentation of work on projects in northern Australia and neighbouring countries (Indonesia, Timor Leste, Papua New Guinea) related to:

  • valuing ecosystem services (ES)
  • payments for environmental services (PES) in savanna systems
  • with a particular emphasis on projects supporting culturally, ecologically and economically sustainable development for Indigenous communities and local communities

Institutional arrangements

  • The position will be based at the Research Institute for Environment and Livelihoods (RIEL), at Charles Darwin University (CDU), Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
  • Funding for the position, for four years in first instance, is made available through CDU as part of a broader research program, Building community resilience in northern Australia, under the umbrella of a recently established Australian national research initiative, the Bushfires and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre (BNHCRC)
  • The position will work particularly in partnership with:
    • Prof Robert Costanza and colleagues, Crawford School of Economics, Australian National University (ANU), Canberra
    • Mr Joe Morrison, Director Northern Land Council
    • Mr Peter Yu, Chairman and colleagues, North Australian Indigenous Land & Sea Management Alliance (NAILSMA), Darwin
    • Prof Jeremy Russell-Smith and colleagues, Darwin Centre for Bushfires Research (DCBR), RIEL / CDU

 

To lodge an Expression of Interest email your CV to: Prof Jeremy Russell-Smith    Jeremy.russell-smith@cdu.edu.au

For further information email:  Jeremy.russell-smith@cdu.edu.au or call  +61(0)447200927

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