Note: This position has been filled
The University of British Columbia, established in 1915, is an exceptional place for studying and performing research and is consistently ranked among the top universities in the world.
Asia Forest Research Centre (http://afrc.forestry.ubc.ca) led by Professor Guangyu Wang comprises of faculty members, research associates, postdocs, graduate students and scholars who perform research to solve complex problems related to climate change, forest management, national park development, and global carbon trade. Please refer to Asia Forest Research Centre, Adaptation of Asia-Pacific Forests to Climate Change, Evaluating Forestry Contributions to the Carbon Market, and Executive Office of the Asia Pacific Forestry Education Coordination Mechanism for current projects, publications and researchers. National Park Research Projects at Asia Forest Research Centre are carried out in close collaboration with the Park Canada, US National Park Services, and China National Park Bureau, as well as many international research partners.
Description of position
We are seeking two new full-time PhD students with a focus on National Park management and development research. The Research Graduate funding will be available for four years. The students will be supervised jointly by Dr. Guangyu Wang (Associate Professor and Associate Dean) and Dr. John Innes (Professor and Dean). The research projects will be performed closely with our national park collaborator to analyze the national park development in USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India and China over the past hundred years on biological conservation, governing system, recreation, visitor experience and eco-tourism.
The applicant must have a strong background in natural resources conservation, environmental science, ecosystem management, and social-economic analysis, and a great interest in applying those knowledges in national park management. The ideal candidate must have a graduate degree in natural resources conservation, forestry, environmental science or other related fields and a good knowledge of social economic and policy analysis. The candidate must have demonstrated excellent research skills and the ability to communicate and collaborate with others efficiently.
How to apply
The successful candidates are expected to spend some time at the collaborator site in USA, Australia, New Zealand and India each year. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, a copy of their CV, and any related published work via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com