[Coral-List] Authoring coral reef management guidelines

Peter Mumby p.j.mumby at uq.edu.au
Thu Feb 7 17:32:09 EST 2013

Dear Coral-list

Applications are invited to work with a team of coral reef scientists in preparing a state-of-the-art Handbook on coral reef management. The Handbook will translate the latest natural and social science of coral reefs into management-relevant advice and then package it in a way to support management practitioners in various contexts (e.g., when advising ministers vs. talking to stakeholders).

The post is part of the FORCE Project (Future of Reefs in a Changing Environment, www.force-project.eu<http://www.force-project.eu>) which is a multi-disciplinary study of Caribbean coral reefs partnering researchers from Barbados, Honduras, The Netherlands, UK, France, Costa Rica, Curacao, Mexico, Israel, the USA and Australia. The project covers a wide range of fields including marine reserve design, coral bleaching & ocean acidification, livelihood diversification, social networks, bioerosion, fisheries, resilience and governance.

This is a great opportunity for someone to work with scientists in all these fields and help write a key publication for managers. The publication will be written in English but translated into other regional languages. It will take advantage of various media including web materials, PowerPoint, etc..

The candidate should have at least a Masters degree in environmental science (e.g., the MSc in Tropical Coastal Management) plus experience working in marine resource management (either natural or social sciences). The position could be a perfect opportunity for someone considering doing a PhD in a field of natural or social sciences as they'd be exposed to a diverse array of issues. Written English and communication skills must be excellent.

The position is offered by the University of Exeter (UK) but the post-holder will be based at the University of Queensland in Brisbane where they will be part of a large coral reef science community and embedded within the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies. There are several staff funded in the UK and living in Australia on this project. The position if available for 1 year (that might be renewable), starting April 2013. Applicants should be from the European Union.

Deadline for applications is the 20th of February 2013. There are no internal candidates being considered so all applications are welcome!

Application details can be found at the link below. Feel free to contact me for the further details.




Professor Peter J Mumby
Coordinator, FORCE Project
President, Australian Coral Reef Society

Marine Spatial Ecology Lab
School of Biological Sciences
Goddard Building, Room 170
University of Queensland
St Lucia Campus
Qld 4072
Also at University of Exeter, School of BioSciences

Email: p.j.mumby at uq.edu.au<mailto:p.j.mumby at uq.edu.au>
Tel: +61 7 33651686
Skype: pete_mumby

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