What factors keep pollinator-unfriendly practices in place? A social scientific investigation.
The Department of Ecology at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
offers a PhD-candidate position in close collaboration with the Department of Urban and Rural Development in Uppsala, Sweden. The successful candidate will work as part of Safeguard and will take part in revealing why practices of natural resource management that threaten biodiversity remain in place despite direction provided by science and policy.
The successful candidate will take the lead in developing approaches and selecting focal cases that allow relationships between actors in pollinator conservation and associated relevant sectors to be scrutinised in terms of agency, knowledge, influence and power. The candidate will work closely together with social scientists and ecologists, which provides an ideal opportunity for developing inter- and transdisciplinary research capacity. Safeguard includes world-leading experts on pollinators from 14 countries and allows direct access to rich knowledge and expertise on ecology, land management and policy related to pollinators.
The candidate should have a PhD degree, or have a set PhD defence date by the time the post commences, in the social sciences, humanities or other relevant interdisciplinary field of research.
Knowledge required for this position includes:
Skills: experience with qualitative research, publication and ability to conceptualise, good communication skills
Language : English
Application deadline: June 10th, 2022
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