There are two postdoctoral positions now available at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore, both working on the restoration dynamics of tropical peatlands in Indonesia.
One is focused on plant ecology, working with Dr. Janice Lee and Prof. David Wardle, with more info here; and the other is focused on societal aspects, working with Dr. Lee, for which you can read more here.
Great and important projects; excellent PIs; and it’s all about peat. Good luck applicants! (And do spread the word to anyone else whom might be interested.)
Coming to Leicester (UK) from the 2-7th of April 2019, Newarke Houses Museum.
Sara Thornton wades through the Sebangau peat-swamp forest in Indonesian Borneo. Photo by Jessica Thornton, 2015.
Join Dr Sara Thornton, Dr Sarah Cook and researchers from the University of Leicester and Borneo Nature Foundation on a journey into the amazing tropical peatlands of Borneo. Learn about the ecology of these forests and the threats that these vital habitats are facing through the stories and photographs of field researchers. The exhibition will accompany these photographs from the field with materials that explain the science and ecology of tropical peatlands, why they are relevant to even us in Leicester, and what you can do to help conservation efforts. See what a day in the life of a tropical peatland researcher looks like and have the chance to ask them any questions you can think of!
With support from Professor Susan Page (University of Leicester) and made possible by the British Ecological Society.
We are also collecting donations for the Borneo Nature Foundation; a not-for-profit conservation and research organisation who works to protect some of the most important areas of tropical rainforest, and to safeguard the wildlife, environment and indigenous culture on Borneo. See more information here: http://www.borneonaturefoundation.org/en/
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