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EFI Bonn looking for a PhD Researcher on Perceptions of Wildfire Risks

The European Forest Institute (EFI) is now looking for a PhD Researcher on understanding perceptions of wildfire risks and related land management at its Bonn, Germany, office.

Deadline for the application is 16 December 2019 COB.

The objectives of the research are:
• To analyse perceptions of fire risk and related concepts of fire (risk) management in different regional and sectoral contexts across Europe amongst a) fire and land management experts, b) land owners and managers in different regional settings;
• To enhance learning and generate transferable knowledge on risk and its management through interconnecting experts across regional contexts.

Applicants for this position should hold a recent university MSc degree in forest/natural resource/environmental sciences, sociology or a related area. The candidate should have interest and experience in social science. Excellent spoken and written skills in English are essential. The candidate is expected to conduct empirical social research in Germany and Southern Europe (Portugal, Greece), so knowledge of additional languages, specifically German or Spanish/Portuguese is a strong plus.

Find all the information here.

This is part of the EU project PyroLife, which aims at training a new generation of interdisciplinary experts on integrated fire management. Transfer of knowledge and strengths between countries, scientific disciplines, and between science and practice is at the core of the project. PyroLife is an Innovative Training Network funded by the prestigious Marie-Curie Action within the Horizon2020 programme.

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