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Beasiswa PhD by Research Bidang Ekonomi di Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis (CEES), University of Oslo, Norwegia



Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis (CEES)
PhD Research Fellow position in Economics, Ref. no. 2012/1021

The PhD fellow will be part of the project “Strengthening the adaptive capacity of institutions in fisheries” funded by The Norwegian Research Council as part of the Programme “Climate Change and its impacts on Norway”(NORKLIMA).

The position is available from August 15th for a period of 3 years.

Project description

The successful candidate will work in a research team that analyzes the feedbacks between climatic, social and ecological forces with the aim to strengthen the adaptive capacity of institutions that govern marine ecosystems, focusing on the Barents Sea ecosystem. Typical issues to be studied are (i) how informal institutions, such as social norms and cultural identity, influence behavior of individual fishermen, (ii) how formal institutions, such as government regulatory agencies, respond to environmental change and its effect on resource users, (iii) how biological complexity, such as the risk of a resource collapse induced by climate change, should be reflected in management plans.

This project will be carried out in collaboration with the Fisheries Centre of the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada; the Stockholm Resilience Centre, University of Stockholm, Sweden; MARICE, Reykjavik University, Iceland; Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada, and the University of Tromsø, Norway. Thus, this project combines global insights from fisheries around the world with valuable Nordic expertise to meet challenges posed by a changing climate.

The applicant has the possibility to visit the Fisheries Centre of the University of British Columbia for a period of 6 months to work with leading experts on global and regional effects of climate change on marine biodiversity and fisheries. The Centre has a unique database comprising distribution maps, as well as ecosystem and catch data for more than 1,000 species. Additional shorter stays abroad with other partners to acquire complementary knowledge are also possible.

Qualification

We search for a candidate with an academic background in economics or econometrics who has a completed MSc degree (or equivalent) of excellent quality. Candidates must have strong quantitative skills and rigorous training in statistics or econometrics. Experience with STATA or other statistics software is a prerequisite. Further assets are strong analytical skills in the field of microeconomics, especially game theory, or familiarity with computational methods. Prior experience with environmental and resource economics or fisheries is an advantage, but we also welcome applicants from other economic fields. The applicant should have a keen interest to work in an interdisciplinary environment with scientists from different disciplines.

We also emphasize that we are looking for a candidate with good communication skills across different disciplines and cultural backgrounds, as well as good collaborative and organizational skills. A good command of English is required, because this is the working language at our institute.

Admission to the PhD program

 

 


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