Resilcoast Fellowship advertised at Cardiff University

The School of Earth and Ocean Sciences at Cardiff University invites applications for a 42 month, full-time Research Fellowship to evaluate the implications of climate change and saltmarsh resilience to the provision of ecosystem service values as well as to investigate the further implications for coastal governance and policy. The scale and uncertainty associated with salt marsh resilience and distributional shifts provide coastal planning with a particularly difficult problem, which it is hoped the Fellow can help address. The Fellowship is with the RESILCOAST project (Integrating ecosystem resilience into coastal planning for the persistence of natural flood protection and wetland ecosystem services) - a multi-disciplinary research cluster with seven academic institutions in the UK and Netherlands - which studies the dynamics of salt marsh regime shifts and resilience and the implications of these to coastal management and planning. The Fellowship will examine how changes in natural shoreline dynamics, particularly those associated with salt marshes, influence ecosystem service provision as well as assessing the implications of such changes for coastal governance and policy development.

The Fellowship provides an ideal opportunity for an ambitious individual to demonstrate leadership in high-impact research. It comes with an independent research budget, including funds for training, and an expectation to contribute to further research-grant applications to promote the project and the Fellow's personal career. The Fellow will be based in the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences at Cardiff University but may spend periods at partner institutions to suit research needs.

The post is fixed term for a period of 42 months (3.5 years) and has an expected start date of April or May 2015.

Closing Date: Friday, 20 March 2015

For further details and applications, visit Cardiff University's website here

Publication date: 19 February 2015