Friday, March 25, 2016

Exciting opportunity for the right person

As some of you may know rhino and elephant poaching are amongst the most complex issues that have to be addressed at this historical moment. Poaching is occurring in contexts of poverty and unsustainable livelihoods for local people and in areas where agricultural and rural development need creative and innovative thinking and practices.  This is clearly an arena where those equipped with systems thinking in practice capabilities are needed.  This new post has just become available:

The  Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation Science (CBCS), at the University of Queensland in partnership with the Luc Hoffmann Institute are offering an exciting postdoctoral fellowship at the interface of science and policy that aims to foster conservation innovations at the frontier of agricultural development. The successful appointee will engage with stakeholders and policy-makers  to understand how information on the drivers and threats to biodiversity at different scales is perceived and used by decision-makers and practitioners to support innovative conservation solutions.

The position is part of a broader Luc Hoffmann Institute initiative that involves the Stockholm Environment Centre, the World Conservation Monitoring Centre and Cambridge Conservation Initiative. 

There will be exciting opportunities to work across the conservation science and policy interface in collaboration with leading conservation scientists and practitioners.

The successful applicant will work closely with myself, Hugh Possingham, James Watson, and Helen Ross at the University of Queensland and Malika Virah-Sawmy - the Sustainable Consumption and Production Research Lead at the Luc Hoffmann Institute. 

For the position description and to apply please go to:

For further information on this position please contact me at or Malika at - Please note that you can only apply via the online application system and not via email.

Your help in distributing this through your networks is much appreciated.  
Duan Biggs, PhD
The Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation Science
University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
Australian Research Council Early Career Fellow (DECRA)
Project Lead: Luc Hoffmann Institute – ConTActED -  Bridging Conservation’s Divide by Connecting Threats, Actors and Extrinsic Drivers

Come work with us as a Luc Hoffmann Institute Fellow – Application info here

Member of IUCN World Comission on Protected Areas & Sustainable Use and Livelihoods Specialist Groups

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