We are seeking a postdoctoral ecologist to join a project on the roles of agricultural practices and land use change on pollinator and wildflower communities, as part of a UK Insect Pollinator Initiative funded project. The research will focus on selecting and surveying a set of representative landscapes across Britain, examining land management, floral resources and pollinator populations at each site. You will help supervise a set of local research assistants working in each of the 6 focal regions, coordinating the collection of data and specimens, and helping compile and analyse the results. You will also help analyse the relationship between pollinator diversity change and land use change across Britain. The research will involve extensive collaboration with other project staff here in Leeds and across the country, and with stakeholders involved in agriculture, conservation, bee-keeping and land use policy. Good skills in plant and pollinator identification and in landscape ecology would be helpful in this role. Strong organisational, analytic and communication skills are essential.
Salary: Grade 7 (£29,853 - £35,646 p.a)
Closing date: 03 February 2011
Further information can be obtained from http://hr.leeds.ac.uk/jobs/ViewJob.aspx?search=316009&JId=1874
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