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Position Research Fellow in Socio-ecological Resilience Leeds University
Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you have a background in environmental social sciences? Do you want to further your career in one of the UK's leading research intensive Universities?

We are looking to recruit a Research Fellow in Socio-ecological Resilience (Fixed term, 3 years). This position is supported by a Research Councils UK (RCUK) Newton-SEA Research Partnerships project that will evaluate socio-ecological resilience in mangroves in Vietnam. The project will focus on the Red River Delta in Vietnam, one of the country's major agricultural regions and where a third of the population lives. The mangroves here provide a range of goods and services, from carbon storage and storm protection, to food and materials for local communities. However, increasing occurrences of typhoons, storm surges and sea level rise, along with the construction of sea dykes, deforestation and reforestation have all contributed to a changing biophysical and socio-economic environment. This research project will combine social research methods on livelihoods and scenario evaluation, with ecology, remote sensing and Geographical Information System approaches to evaluate socio-ecological resilience in Vietnamese mangroves and explore management options that maintain resilience and enhance the delivery of benefits and services across multiple scales.

Specifically this role will evaluate livelihood trajectories in local communities in mangrove socio-ecological systems and the role of ecosystem services, and contribute to analysis of socio-ecological resilience in mangrove systems and the outcomes for ecosystem services. You will have a first degree in an environmental/social sciences discipline and have a PhD (or be close to completion) in Environment and Development or a related discipline. You will also have skills in livelihood analysis and participatory field methods, including semi-structured interviewing and facilitating community focus groups, and familiarity with the use of Geographical Information Systems. This post is based in Leeds, with international travel.

To explore the post further please download the candidate brief at: https://jobs.leeds.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=ENVEE1159
Position PhD fellowship available in new Ecology, Evolution, Ecosystems, and Society (EEES) graduate program at Dartmouth College
We have a Ph.D. graduate fellowship available to begin Fall 2017 in the Ecology, Evolution, Ecosystems, and Society (EEES) graduate program at Dartmouth College. The student would join an ongoing research program with environmental studies professor Michael Cox on community-based fishing and rice farming in the Dominican Republic. The successful candidate will have a background in an environmentally-oriented social science and a desire to integrate applied social and ecological research. Extensive fieldwork in the Dominican Republic will be required, and as such a high level of Spanish fluency with substantial speaking experience is also required. The new EEES graduate program at Dartmouth College offers an interdisciplinary intellectual environment, ample resources for graduate students, and a committed faculty. To initiate an application, email a CV and statement of interest to Michael Cox (Michael.e.cox@dartmouth.edu). Please forward this to anyone who might be interested.
Announcement Learning for Resilience: insights from Cambodia's rural communities
This publication emerged from four years of sustained research by partners in the Food Security, Climate Change and Natural Resources Management in Cambodia research program. In implementing this major program, the Learning Insti tute received financial support from the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) of Canada and acted as a grant-making organization for partners.

This book summarizes lessons learned from rural communities about ways they have tried to build resilience in the face of changes that have affected their social-ecological systems. The research program consists of a diversity of projects spanning the country and focusing on a wide variety of themes and issues. Each project addresses specific dimensions of the nexus of 'climate change-food security-natural resources management' but they are integrated under one common research framework.

It was primarily witten by Khmer teams of researchers and was edited by Dr. Jean Christophe-Diepart and Ronald W. Jones for the Learning Institute in Phnom Penh.
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