Four PhD positions with SUSTAINFORESTS


University of Bern, CDE


Monday, June 21, 2021

Start Date

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

The Land Systems and Sustainable Land Management (LS-SLM) Research Unit at the Institute of Geography, University of Bern, invites applications for four PhD positions with a maximum duration of 4 years, as part of the SUSTAINFORESTS project, beginning 1st September 2021. The candidates will join an interdisciplinary team working on a comparative research project addressing the dynamics, functions and sustainable management of forest patches in agricultural landscapes of the West African countries of Togo, Benin, Nigeria and Cameroon. The project is funded by the European Research Commission Consolidator Grant, and involves collaborators from various research institutes in West Africa. Further information can be found on SUSTAINFORESTS.

PhD position 1. Multi-scale modelling of spatio-temporal dynamics of forest patches in West Africa

PhD position 2. The ecology and conservation of forest patches in West Africa

PhD position 3. Reconciling livelihoods with biodiversity and ecosystem health in forest patches

PhD position 4. Governance arrangements that work for sustainable forest use and management in agricultural landscapes of West Africa