15 PhD Positions Available through Inspire4Nature Network
Contact: Carlo Rondinini
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website: Inspire4Nature main page
Deadline: April 16, 2018

The Inspire4Nature network, a PhD training network at the interface between the science and the policy of international biodiversity conservation, currently has a total of 15 PhD positions available throughout Europe. The positions are available in several different institutes throughout the continent, and are all directly funded by the EU Horizon2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions. Each one of the institutes where the positions will be based are leading international conservation organisations.

The PhD's are a great opportunity for interested and suitable candidates to get involved in European research at the highest level, with plenty of networking opportunities and future research roles sure to arise due to the high-profile nature of the positions. The individual webpages of each role can be found in the links below. The titles and locations of each project are as follows:

    Project 1 - Advancing quantitative analyses for IUCN Red List assessments of species’ risk of extinction: Based at Sapienza University (Rome, Italy), in collaboration with BirdLife International.
    Project 2 - How will halting biodiversity loss affect the achievement of other Sustainable Development Goals? Based at Sapienza University (Rome, Italy), in collaboration with UNEP-WCMC and University College London.
    Project 3 - Global scenarios of terrestrial vertebrate diversity. Based at University College London (London, UK), in collaboration with the Zoological Society of London.
    Project 4 - Projected effect of global change on species’ change in extinction risk. Based at Sapienza University (Rome, Italy), in collaboration with BirdLife International.
    Project 5 - Measuring the impact conservation makes on trends in species’ populations. Based at University College London (London, UK), in collaboration with the Zoological Society of London.
    Project 6 - The effectiveness of protected areas at avoiding species extinctions. Based at the CEFE-CNRS (Montpellier, France), in collaboration with BirdLife International and UNEP-WCMC.
    Project 7 - Permeability of European Protected Areas in the face of Invasive Alien Species. Based at the CEFE-CNRS (Montpellier, France), in collaboration with IUCN and UNEP-WCMC.
    Project 8 - Understanding impacts of scale on the Red List Index: a case study on European vertebrates. Based at the Leibniz-Institut für Gewässerökologie und Binnenfischerei (Berlin, Germany) in collaboration with IUCN.
    Project 9 - Advancing sampled approaches to established metrics for assessing trends in biodiversity. Based at University College London (London, UK), in collaboration with the Zoological Society of London.
    Project 10 - Tracking changes in protection of Greek Key Biodiversity Areas. Based at the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (Anavyssos, Greece), in collaboration with the IUCN and the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.
    Project 11 - Understanding the implications of temporal dynamics of Protected Area boundaries and designations for Protected Area-based biodiversity indicators. Based at the University of Copenhagen (Copenhagen, Denmark), in collaboration with UNEP-WCMC.
    Project 12 - Contribution of conservation areas outside formal protected areas to biodiversity conservation and sustainable development. Based at the University of Copenhagen (Copenhagen, Denmark), in collaboration with UNEP-WCMC and BirdLife International.
    Project 13 - Where will further Key Biodiversity Areas be identified? A modelling approach to focus efforts. Based at Sapienza University (Rome, Italy), in collaboration with BirdLife International.
    Project 14 - Understanding declines of Afro-Palearctic migratory birds. Based at the CEFE-CNRS (Montpellier, France), in collaboration with BirdLife International, Instituto Superior de Agronomia, RSPB and BTO.
    Project 15 - Identifying Marine Key Biodiversity Areas using tracking data. Based at ISPA-Instituto Universitário (Lisbon, Portugal), in collaboration with BirdLife International and RSPB.

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