|Salary:||£35,308 per annum.|
|Placed On:||23rd May 2023|
|Closes:||2nd June 2023|
Job reference: HUM-021922
Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 02/06/2023
Salary: £35,308 per annum
Employment type: Fixed Term
Division: Planning and Environmental Management
Hours Per Week: Full time
Contract Duration: From 1 September 2023 until 31 August 2025
School / Directorate: School of Environment, Education & Development
The multidisciplinary MEaSURE project, funded by NERC, seeks to maximise ecosystem services and minimise disservices provided by urban green infrastructure (GI) by applying principles derived from studies in the natural environment. Specifically, we are testing how patch size, connectivity within urban environments and along urban-rural transitions, and other GI attributes, interact with above and below ground biodiversity to regulate ecosystem services and disservices. We are also testing how the functional diversity of soil and plant communities affects ecosystem services and disservices in GI. Resulting data will be synthesised into a web-based tool to predict and optimise ecosystem service provision under urban planning scenarios, thus ensuring successful implementation and performance of urban GI. Our findings will help to develop enabling mechanisms linked to urban land use and GI planning focused on enhancing the contribution made by local scale GI interventions to wider landscape scale processes and the resilience of urban ecosystems. This appointment is focused on supporting research linked to the last of these topic – the development of enabling mechanisms linked to urban land use and GI planning.
As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of age, sex, gender (or gender identity), ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status. All appointments are made on merit.
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Blended working arrangements may be considered.
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Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:
Name: Dr Jeremy Carter
This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.
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