The Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) and Conservation of the Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) are looking for an early career researcher to take part in an upcoming CAFF project, the Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) for the Arctic Scoping Study

We are looking for an early career Arctic researcher who is interested in the fields of ecosystem services, natural capital, and socio-economic benefits of biodiversity. We are particularly looking for a researcher with a strong interest in Arctic governance in relation to ecosystem science.

The first stage of the project is to help in the early stages of this study through attendance at a technical workshop in Reykjavik, May 13-14, 2014. CAFF will cover the costs for attendance at the meeting. The role of the APECS representative at the workshop would be to contribute to reviewing progress on the project and setting directions for further work. A secondary role in helping the project coordinator take notes during discussions. This is a workshop of 20 to 25 participants only.

Post workshop CAFF and the APECS representative will work together to determine your role following the workshop, and we would expect you to bring your ideas on this to the workshop. Potential involvement could include reviewing and synthesizing information on international, national or regional initiatives that could inform this scoping study, being a contributing author to the project report, synthesizing and analyzing the results of our web-based questionnaire, and/or undertaking to compile, analyze and report on a dataset or two (related to Arctic ecosystem services) as a case study. Further work on the project would need to be done over the late spring/summer period, as the first draft of the project report is due September 30, 2014.

Although no funds are available to pay for the time spent on the project you will receive the benefits of working with a diverse, keen, engaged group of professionals, and you will have an opportunity to contribute to a circumpolar project that is aimed at raising the profile of ecosystem services in all areas of decision-making. All contributions will be fully recognized in the final report, which will be tabled with Arctic Council.

If you are interested please send a CV, a one page summary of your work and how it fits with the projects overall themes to  info EP_AT apecs EP_DOT is by April 19th, 2014. As this project is mutli-year we expect applicants to commit to the completion of this project.

If you have any questions, please contact APECS at:  info EP_AT apecs EP_DOT is.



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