The Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB) is hiring two PhD researchers for projects in spatial freshwater biodiversity and conservation planning.
Global biodiversity is declining across ecosystems, and freshwater organisms and habitats are among the most threatened. While finding appropriate countermeasures, a key challenge is first to gain a comprehensive picture of the current status of freshwater biodiversity.
Within the IGB Junior Research Group “Global freshwater biodiversity, biogeography and conservation (glowabio)” two positions are available:
- Spatial Freshwater Biodiversity: Using spatial geo-computational methods to analyse global freshwater biodiversity patterns using aquatic insects; emphasis lies on tapping onto a vast database of species records and to employ latest species distribution modelling techniques to detect freshwater biodiversity patterns across spatial scales
- Spatial Freshwater Conservation Planning: Perform freshwater conservation planning globally using a suite of spatial environmental layers; the emphasis lies on creating a global high-resolution freshwater habitat characterization that provides the basis for novel spatial conservation planning analyses