Luc Hoffmann Institute Fellow Opportunity: Assessing sustainable agriculture/forestry commodity standards (based in IonE)
The Luc Hoffmann Institute, based at WWF International, Switzerland, seeks a post-doctoral fellow. This fellow will work with an interdisciplinary Collaborative Research Team (CRT) to assess the degree to which such sustainability standards are leading to better environmental, economic and social outcomes and whether these standards can help society meet the future demand for agriculture products while sustaining important environmental services and biodiversity. Results of analysis will be used to recommend improvements in the design of standards for better conservation outcomes. The goal is to assess the potential environmental, economic and social benefits and costs of WWF’s publically supported commodity sustainability standards with models that translate producer-level actions into predictions of landscape-scale environmental and social impacts. This is a 24-month position that can begin as early as January 2014 and is based in St. Paul, Minnesota with domain mentors at WWF-US with Dr. Derric Pennington and at University of Minnesota with Dr. Jon Foley and Dr. Steve Polasky.
Deadline: October 30, 2013
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