Ray Ison, Professor in Systems at the UK Open University since 1994, is a member of the Applied Systems Thinking in Practice Group. From 2008-15 he also developed and ran the Systemic Governance Research Program at Monash University, Melbourne. In this blog he reflects on contemporary issues from a systemic perspective.
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
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 further information on this position please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or Malika at email@example.com - Please note that you can only apply via the online application system and not via email.
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