Wednesday, May 04, 2011
SCHOLARSHIP: Participatory Rangeland Management Analysis (DITSL)
The German Institute for Tropical and Subtropical Agriculture (DITSL) is looking for a highly motivated young scientist to conduct a PhD study in the frame of the collaborative research project “Livelihood diversifying potential of livestock based carbon sequestration options in pastoral and agro-pastoral systems in Africa” led by the International Livestock Research Institute (IRLI) and funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
Within this collaborative project, DITSL leads the participatory rangeland management component of the project in Ethiopia, and will specifically focus on the participatory assessment of livestock based options for managing carbon fluxes by pastoralists. This entails participatory rangeland mapping, GPS tracking of herds and analysis of pastoral grazing management. Participatory rangeland use scenario analysis will be used to facilitate pastoralists’ assessment of options to manage carbon fluxes within the landscape. The empirical work will take place in southern Ethiopia. The PhD candidate will work closely together with other PhD students from the University of Hohenheim (below ground biomass and carbon fluxes) and Hawassa University (above ground biomass and carbon stocks).
Deadline: May 31, 2011