The post-holder will join the UKRI Future of UK Treescapes project “Connected treescapes: a portfolio approach for delivering multiple benefits from UK treescapes in the rural-urban continuum”. This large interdisciplinary team is led by Prof Piran White and Dr Julia Touza at the University of York, UK. The post-holder will be based in the Department of Biology at the University of York under the direct supervision of Prof Jane Hill and Dr Colin Beale, and be a member of York’s Leverhulme Centre for Anthropocene Biodiversity (LCAB).
Treescapes have a key role to play in helping the UK government’s targets for carbon reduction and nature recovery, and in enhancing health and wellbeing and providing a source for cultural inspiration. The post-holder will use innovative spatial modelling approaches to examine how treescape connectivity affects biodiversity and ecosystem functions, and societal benefits (pollution sinks; health and wellbeing). The post-holder will also explore biodiversity benefits of treescape restoration options and contribute to portfolio analyses exploring barriers and pathways for achieving socially-desired outcomes from treescapes.
To develop and conduct independent and collaborative research on the biodiversity of UK treescapes, focusing on often-neglected components of woodland biodiversity (vascular plants, bryophytes, lichens and invertebrates, including pests), and the environmental drivers of biodiversity change.
Interview date: Thursday 9th December 2021
For informal enquiries: please contact Prof Jane Hill on (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dr Colin Beale on (email@example.com)
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