Financé pour neuf ans, le projet et équipement prioritaire de recherche sur les solutions fondées sur la nature (PEPR SOLU-BIOD) est un projet national qui vise à favoriser le développement des solutions fondées sur la nature (SfN) en France. Les Living labs sont des lieux où des acteurs de la recherche et des acteurs des territoires co-construisent des solutions à des problèmes concrets, notamment en conduisant ensemble des expérimentations dans la durée. ANABASE, l’un des 11 living labs de SOLU-BIOD concerne deux territoires dans le parc national des Écrins (Hautes-Alpes) : la Haute Romanche et le Champsaur. Le chercheur postdoctoral sera responsable de la modélisation participative et spatialement explicite de scénarios de déploiement de solutions fondées sur la nature (SfN), appliquée aux territoires de montagne. Les SfN sont choisies lors de la mise en place du projet avec les acteurs des territoires parmi des actions en cours ou souhaitées de restauration (ex. haies), de gestion (ex. prairies, talus, bocage) et de conservation de la biodiversité. Les scénarios co-construits avec les acteurs concerneront le volume et la localisation des SfN. La modélisation sera la méthode privilégiée pour un processus itératif projetant le déploiement, ses demandes en ressources et ses bénéfices à l’échelle du territoire pour la biodiversité, la société et l’économie.

Date Limite Candidature : jeudi 14 mars 2024

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Department of Atmospheric and Cryospheric Sciences, University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria

A six-year postdoctoral position is available in the ice and climate research group at the University of Innsbruck, offering the opportunity to contribute to cutting-edge regional climate modelling and glacier monitoring while collaborating at the interface of climate and cryospheric science.

Application deadline: 8 March 2024

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University of the Free State (UFS) Geography (Bloemfontein) in South Africa.

There are MSc and PhD research projects available at the University of the Free State. The themes are quaternary climate change, landscape evolution (mapping & modelling), geochronology (cosmogenic 36Cl and/or 137Cs), geoconservation and education (through immersive technologies like virtual reality, 360 film and photography) at sub-Antarctic islands.

  • Project 1: Constraining the volcanological and geomorphological development of Gough Island, South Atlantic Ocean, will be through geochronological dating and mapping;
  • Project 2: Understanding the role of local topography in Marion Island’s deglaciation using palaeo-climate based modelling;
  • Project 3: Calibrating Southern Hemisphere 36Cl production rates with data form Gough and Marion islands
  • Project 4: Establishing a 137Cs reference inventory on Marion and Gough islands;
  • Project 5: Utilising immersive technologies (virtual reality, 360 film and photography) to create virtual field trips for the sub-Antarctic islands.

If you are interested, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please add your CV and attach your latest research output (proposal, thesis, paper).

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Hydrology Research Group at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada.

Are you interested in using science and engineering to contribute to sustainable water resource management? Dr. Lauren Somers at the Somers Hydrolic Change Lab is currently looking for two self-motivated master’s students and a PhD student. Prospective graduate students should have (or will have) an undergraduate degree in engineering, geoscience/earth science, environmental science, or a related discipline, and have a history of academic excellence. Preferred candidates will have a background (through coursework, research, or professional experience) in hydrology or hydrogeology, and some experience with computer modelling, programming, or fieldwork.

Dr. Somers is currently looking for two Canadian Master’s students to begin funded projects (see below) in autumn 2023 or winter 2024, plus a PhD student with a flexible start date.

  • Project 1: Quantifying and enhancing peatland carbon balance in the face of encroaching development in Atlantic Canada.
  • Project 2: Climate Change Impacts on Community Groundwater Resources in Nova Scotia.
  • Other project themes:
    • Mountain and highland groundwater
    • Community water supply and source water protection
    • Hydrology and greenhouse gas emissions dynamics in natural and disturbed wetlands
    • Passive managed aquifer recharge (MAR) techniques

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