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.
- PhD in geography, demography, or any equivalent discipline
- Word, Excel and statistical software. Knowledge of GIS and spatial modeling tools are an asset
- Experience of conducting surveys, interviews, if possible in a developing country.
Position duration: Start: ASAP / End: 31 March 2013
For more information, please contact: Prof. Sabine Henry: firstname.lastname@example.org or Prof. Nicolas Dendoncker : email@example.com. The interested candidate must send before the 15th of July a CV, a covering letter and his/her availability to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
Deadline: July 15, 2011