The Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD) is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to use data from a large body of studies conducted by a network of international laboratories, in conjunction with IRD, from the northern to the southern borders of the Mediterranean Sea.
The researcher will use this considerable dataset on biomass indices, commercial catches, life-history traits, presence/absence and habitat preferences to:
- select a set of indicators for tracking progress in restoring marine biodiversity in its different components, from the genes, species to the ecosystems
- assess the performance of these indicators in reflecting the impacts of drivers of biodiversity loss (in particular climate change and fishing) with a high, rapid, and specific rate of response to change and management actions
- define quantitative targets for these indicators to preserve biodiversity in its different components
- based on these analyses, propose a roadmap that is consistent with the post-2020 Goals of the CBD, for restoring the biodiversity of the Mediterranean sea, at the 2030 and 2050 horizons
For details on the position, please see the posting attached below.