Deadline: 17 October 2018
Location: UK (Farnham, South East; Roslin, Midlothian; Bristol; or Wales)
Description: The post holder will carry out research to contribute to the understanding of the relationships between forestry and society and the socio-economic factors that can influence sustainable forest management and the decisions of land managers and publics. The post holder will be a member of the Social and Economic Research Group, within the Centre for Ecosystems, Society and Biosecurity (CESB) – one of three thematic centres within Forest Research. The Centre leads FR’s research into biosecurity threats, ecosystem robustness and resilience, land use and ecosystem services, and the ways in which society values trees. Programmes within the Centre focus strongly on interdisciplinary research, using the mix of disciplines within FR to address some of the many complex social and environmental problems facing those concerned with Britain’s trees woods and forests.