Monday, March 26, 2012
EMPLOYMENT: World Agroforestry Centre Landscape Ecologist
This work will contribute to the new CG Consortium Research Programs, especially CRP5 on Water, Land and Ecosystems and CRP6 on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry.
ICRAF has developed a land health surveillance conceptual framework and a standardized protocol for landscape level measurement and mapping of soil and vegetation conditions. The framework is being applied throughout sub-Saharan Africa under the Africa Soil Information Service (www.africasoils.net) as well as in an increasing number of land management projects.
The successful candidate will guide our work in the following ways:
- Train and supervise field survey teams conducting systematic surveys of vegetation and soil condition.
- Contribute to the development of agro-ecological spatio-temporal databases of land and water health and human wellbeing metrics across CGIAR sites and regions, and contribute to the design of a pan-tropical network of sentinel sites and landscapes for long-term monitoring of natural resources and human wellbeing.
- Carry out multilevel statistical analysis of ecological data.
- Develop scientific workflows and spatial models, including linking geo-referenced field and laboratory data with remote sensing and GIS data.
- Interpret the above data for design and assessment of intervention strategies, practices and policies for reducing and reversing risks to land health and improving landscape management.
- Contribute to capacity building and training courses for stakeholders in data collection, analysis and interpretation.
- Publish results in journal articles, assessment reports, electronic atlases and web-based forms.
- Lead and participate in funding proposals to extend the above areas of research.
- Develop external collaborative links and projects with centres of excellence in the area of evidence-based natural resources management and represent the Centre in relevant conferences.
Deadline: April 30,2012