Postdoctoral Researcher in Biodiversity Conservation Strategies for Mediterranean Forests, Netherlands

Postdoc Position in Amsterdam, University of Amsterdam - Netherlands

Postdoctoral Researcher in Biodiversity Conservation- Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is looking for a Postdoctoral Researcher in Biodiversity Conservation Strategies for Mediterranean Forests. The successful candidate will contribute to the INTEGRADIV project consortium, develop novel conservation prioritization approaches based on socio-ecological understanding and spatial modelling, and publish scientific papers and reach out to stakeholders.

Designation: Postdoctoral Researcher

Research Area: Biodiversity Conservation Strategies, Spatial Modelling, Stakeholder Co-design

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands


PhD degree in ecology or geography with proven experience in spatial analysis and modelling, knowledge of European landscapes, good writing and communication skills.

Job Description:

The postdoctoral researcher will generate spatially-explicit maps of conservation priorities for biodiversity and ecosystem services in Mediterranean forests, a global biodiversity hotspot. The analysis will rely on cutting-edge modelling and conservation planning approaches to integrate different facets of biodiversity, exploring the importance of climate change, land use change, connectivity, and economic costs. The postdoc will also co-design conservation approaches with non-academic partners and stakeholders.


  • Contribute to and collaborate within the INTEGRADIV project consortium
  • Develop novel ways of doing conservation prioritization based on socio-ecological understanding and spatial modelling
  • Integrate stakeholder co-design in spatial prioritization algorithms
  • Publish scientific papers and reach out to stakeholders

How to Apply:

Interested candidates can apply via the application button and upload their curriculum vitae and cover letter until 18/2/2023.

Last Date for Apply: 18/2/2023

About Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is a leading university that aims to contribute to a better world through education and research. It has over 30,000 students and 5,500 employees and is located in the heart of Amsterdam’s Zuidas district. The Faculty of Science at VU is focused on finding sustainable solutions for societal issues. The Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM) is part of the Faculty of Science and is internationally recognized for its high-quality research output in a range of environmental disciplines.



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