Postdoc Position in Ecology, Geography, Biodiversity Job

    Postdoc Position in Ecology, Geography, Biodiversity Job

    Postdoc Position on Effects of future global change on local to regional scale biodiversity is available at the Department for Biology, Aarhus University, Denmark. (Biodiversity Job)

    Deadline to Apply

    May 14, 2021 (23: 59 GMT +1)


    PositionPostdoc Position
    No. of Position(s)1
    Research Area– Ecology
    – Geography
    – Biology
    SalaryAccording to standard norms
    WorkplaceDepartment of Biology,
    SustainScapes – Center for Sustainable Landscapes under Global Change
    Section for Ecoinformatics and Biodiversity (ECOINF),
    Contract Period2 Year
    Starting dateAug 01, 2021


    PhD in ecology or geography (or equivalent) or have submitted their PhD thesis for assessment before the application deadline. The successful candidate should have solid experience with species distribution modeling, generalized dissimilarity models, and/or ecological networks.

    We look for the following specific qualifications:

    • Expertise in macroecology and biogeography ecology.
    • Knowledge on the implementation of species distribution models and/or generalized dissimilarity models.
    • Experience on spatial conservation planning is valuable, but not a requirement.
    • Proven capabilities in handling and analysing geospatial data.
    • Cutting-edge expertise in advanced statistical analyses of large data sets.
    • Strong knowledge of programming languages (e.g., R, Python).
    • Proven ability to publish at a high international level.
    • Good collaboration skills across different groups of employees.
    • It is a prerequisite that you are good at communicating in English.
    • Strong collaborative skills.

    Responsibilities/ Job Description

    • This project will focus on doing this by highlighting where, when, and how near future environmental changes will result ecosystems becoming “novel” within a historical baseline.
    • In alignment with SustainScapes goal, this assessment will focus on Danish and European landscapes.

    How to Apply?

    To apply, please click APPLY ONLINE button mentioned above.

    Documents Required

    The application must be in English and include

    • A curriculum vitae
    • Degree certificate
    • A complete list of publications
    • A statement of future research plans and information about research activities
    • Teaching portfolio and verified information on previous teaching experience (if any). Guidelines for applicants can be found here.

    About Research project

    Earth’s environmental and biological setup is changing due to human activities, a transformation that is leaving lasting impacts on ecosystems processes and services. These changes would result in the emergence of novel ecosystems when the environmental and biological step transformations cross a tipping point. While much work has focused on establishing the most likely causes for the recorded biological reorganisation of ecosystems over the last decades, we have limited knowledge of how these responses take place and the rates at which they occur.To fully understand the future trajectories of both biodiversity and nature-benefits to people it is necessary to establish the synchronicity between the biological novelty and environmental changes (climatic and land-use).

    About the SustainScapes

    SustainScapes is a newly established research centre focused on providing the scientific basis for rethinking landscapes for restoring biodiversity in a world with increasing resource needs and a changing climate. SustainScapes aims a providing transformative real-world sustainable solutions that will alleviate biodiversity loss while satisfying societal needs for agricultural and forestry products across Denmark and beyond. Overall, SustainScapes addresses: (i) how delays in response to multiple global change drivers affect our ability to maintain biodiversity jointly with a sustainable bio-based production of food, materials, and energy, (ii) how nature-based solutions (NbS) and landscape-scale prioritization can best contribute to bio- and geodiversity recovery, (iii) how local to nation-wide sustainable solutions can be embedded in a globalized context, and (iv) how visualisation of co-benefits of multiple Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can foster implementation of transformative, sustainable, and actionable solutions.

    The centre is based on a 6-years project funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation and led by Prof. Signe Normand, Department of Biology and Prof. Tommy Dalgaard, Department of Agroecology, Aarhus University.

    You will be part of an excellent, divers, inclusive, and vibrant research environment and supervised by Alejandro Ordonez, and Signe Normand, as well as embedded in a network of national and international collaborators.

    About the Department of Biology

    The Department of Biology ( provides research and teaching in all major biological subdisciplines. The department is especially known for its research contribution in biodiversity, global change and conservation biology, aquatic biology and ecology, arctic environment and ecosystems, genetics and evolution, microbiology and zoophysiology. The department currently encompasses approximately 150 academic and technical staff and 30 PhD students. Nearly 500 students follow the BSc and MSc programs offered by the institute.

    The department offers a vibrant and informal research environment with a long-standing tradition of collaboration with international university partners. Much of the internal communication is in English and we welcome international applicants.


    • Any questions about the position can be directed to Assistant Professor Alejandro Ordonez or Prof. Signe Normand (Director of SustainScapes).
    • Questions about application and process? Nat-Tech Administrative Centre – Nat-Tech HR
      E-mail: Nat-Tech.HR.Emply@au.dkA
    • All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background. Research activities will be evaluated in relation to actual research time. Thus, we encourage applicants to specify periods of leave without research activities, in order to be able to subtract these periods from the span of the scientific career during the evaluation of scientific productivity.


    Bjarke Madsen Centre Coordinator,
    Department of Biology – Secretariat,
    Department of Biology

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    2-yr Post doc on Effects of future global change on local to regional scale biodiversity

    Post expires at 8:59am on Saturday May 15th, 2021 (GMT+9)