Thursday, July 07, 2011

 

EMPLOYMENT: Postdoc Position on Modeling Agrarian and Population Dynamics In the Philippines

The ‘Modeling Agrarian and Population Dynamics In the Philippines’ (MAPDIP) project is a four-year project started in January 2011. This project is lead by Nicolas Dendoncker (FUNDP, geography), Sabine Henry (FUNDP, geography) and Marjolein Visser (ULB, agroecology). This project seeks to gain a broad understanding of the current dynamics of deforestation and farming practices in selected areas of the Pantaron range in Mindanao (Philippines) that experience important population changes. The main objective is to understand the interactions between population dynamics, including the different migration waves, and the dynamics of the various farming systems in the area.

In this project, the candidate will characterize the demographical dynamics and analyze the interactions between demography and agricultural systems. This step includes specific surveys (quantitative and community surveys as well as in-depth interviews of the main actors of land use). The candidate will collect and statistically analyze these data and publish the main results in peer-reviewed journals.

Required skills:

Position duration: Start: ASAP / End: 31 March 2013

For more information, please contact: Prof. Sabine Henry: sabine.henry@fundp.ac.be or Prof. Nicolas Dendoncker : nicolas.dendoncker@fundp.ac.be. The interested candidate must send before the 15th of July a CV, a covering letter and his/her availability to sabine.henry@fundp.ac.be and nicolas.dendoncker@fundp.ac.be.

Deadline: July 15, 2011



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