PhD student in sustainability - focus on sustainable and healthy diets

The position will be associated with the project entitled "Developing a social-ecological approach for quantitative metrics of sustainable and healthy diets". This PhD project will apply a social-ecological approach in developing an integrated framework of indicators on health, nutrition and sustainability that collectively define what constitutes a healthy and sustainable diet, and that enable the measurement of the health and sustainability impacts of different food commodities or whole diets through the food supply-chain. This comprehensive suite of nutrition/health and sustainability indicators will provide a basis for detecting synergies and trade-offs between health and environmental benefits in the context of specific dietary choices. Application deadline 20 November 2015.

PhD student in sustainability - focus on the biophysical resource economy

The PhD student will analyse how the biophysical resource economy is shaped by social factors such as trust, perception of needs, and alignment of agendas. We expect that the student will apply systems analysis methods to several different cases. The student will use the analysis of adaptation to climate change as a model for studying other anthropogenic global changes.  The project research will be within the topic: Modelling social system interactions with the local and global biophysical resource economy. Application deadline 20 November 2015.

PhD student in sustainability - focus on circular economy

The PhD student will critically evaluate the methods of circular economy and related concepts of a biophysically-based economy, and contribute to methodological and theory development in transdisciplinary integrated research for sustainability. The student will use and interpret a suite of quantitative and conceptual system modelling methods: those used in AdaptEconII projects, the planetary boundaries research network, and linked integrated global modelling initiatives. Application deadline 20 November 2015.

PhD student in sustainability - focus on global stewardship of marine resources

The position will be associated with the project ”Nereus – Predicting the Future Oceans”, with a focus on global stewardship of marine resources (in particular fisheries). The employment represent a close collaboration with additional partners in the project (see: www.nereusprogram.org) and aims to examine historical change, present challenges and possible future oportunities associated with stewardship of marine systems, in a global perspective. The PhD student is expected to address questions such as: How does international institutions respond to ecological dynamics and climate change, or: How does non-state actors influence the adaptive capacity of existing institutions. The global perspective is key and due attention will be given to the Research Proposal. Application deadline 20 November 2015.

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