CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES / OFERTES EN CURS!!!
• Experiència en anàlisis SIG i d’informació provinent de sensors remots. Preferentment amb coneixements de programació.
• Experiència en llenguatge de programación estadística R.
• Experiencia prèvia en el desenvolupament de models de distribución d’espècies (SDM).
• Nivell d’anglès alt.
• Centre Tecnològic Forestal de Catalunya, a Solsona (Lleida).
• Academy score higher than 7.12 (“grau”) and 8.33 (“master”). It is also compulsory to hold a Master title (2016 or later) or to be registered at an official University Master during the academy year 2018-2019.
• Experience in GIS and remote sensing data. analyses. Programming skills preferred.
• Experience in R statistical programming language .
• Experience in the development of species distribution models (SDM).
• Experience in writing scientific articles.
• High proficiency in English language.
The InFOREST JRU is a joint research venture by CTFC and CREAF with the involvement of CSIC. These are two forest research centres belonging to the Catalan network of research institutions CERCA. A strength of CREAF-CTFC is that it is built on strong national, European and global networks. Collaborating with scientists within CREAF-CTFC and with the InForest research partners across Europe, America and Australia will greatly expand the candidate international network. The PhD will be expected to coordinate collaborative research with these research groups, and participate in meetings and in the related to the topics promoted by the unit.
Mediterranean forests are complex socio-ecosystems characterized by an important biodiversity, high levels of spatial environmental heterogeneity, deep interlinking with human populations to which they provide a bunch of ecosystem services. Mediterranean forests are also considered as a hotspot of global change impacts. Based on meta-disciplinary research, the InForest JRU will develop a dynamic approach to the resilience of Mediterranean forests by considering an integrated socio-ecosystem where management, ecological processes and socio-economic processes interact. Climate change, land-use change and new demands on ecosystem services act on the system as new disturbance factors or modify previous disturbance regime, which will simultaneously impact the different compartments of the system. Resilience is the maintenance of the capacity to respond to disturbance and continue providing ecosystem services, forest composition and structure can change. There is also a feed-back of the socio-ecosystem on global change: forest functions such as those provided by bird communities may contribute to climate change mitigation and governance responses will promote changes in the demand for particular ecosystem services.
The InForest JRU aims at fill-in knowledge gaps on the basic mechanisms that determine of socio-ecosystems to disturbances. The main research activities revolve around research infrastructures based on the analysis of long term biodiversity datasets and the modelling of Mediterranean landscapes MED-LDM. These approaches extend existing models to integrate different global change processes and perform simulations that account for their interactions. Expertise by group members includes: species distribution modelling, forest dynamics and silviculture, fire behaviour, fire vegetation succession and optimization strategy aimed at developping innovative governance modes.