Junior researcher ‘modelling ecosystem services’

Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management

  • Stand­plaats Den Haag
  • Contractduur 4 years
  • Uren per week 32 - 36
  • Maand­salaris €2.811 - €4.519
  • Salaris­niveau schaal 10
  • Niveau Master/doctoraal
  • Vakgebied Onderzoek / wetenschap
  • Reageren voor 29 augustus
  • Vacaturenummer PBL 22-304
  • Plaatsingsdatum 28 juli 2022
  • Dienst­verband Arbeidsovereenkomst voor bepaalde tijd

Functie­omschrijving

Protected areas (nature reserves, national parks) are the cornerstone of biodiversity conservation. As part of the EU 2030 Biodiversity Strategy, a trans-European nature network (TEN-N) will be developed, which should enhance the coherence of the existing network of Natura 2000 sites and other nationally designated protected areas. The TEN-N should generate a functionally connected network of green infrastructure, including in cities and other intensively managed systems, that allows for the migration and exchange of plants and animals and maintains healthy ecosystems and their associated ecosystem services (benefits to people).

The Horizon Europe project NaturaConnect aims to generate knowledge, tools and capacity to support EU Member States in realizing the TEN-N. As part of the project, NaturaConnect partners will develop and apply spatially explicit models for quantifying the responses of biodiversity and ecosystem services across Europe to changes in the configuration and management of the TEN-N.

Within the NaturaConnect project, PBL is looking for a junior researcher to 1) map opportunities and constraints for the development of the TEN-N based on relevant socio-economic and land-use variables, and 2) contribute to the development and application quantitative and spatially explicit models for assessing multiple ecosystem services provided by green infrastructure. For the second component, you will assess the societal demand for certain ecosystem services (e.g., based on policy guidelines and people’s requirements) and develop and improve biophysical models capable of quantifying ecosystem service supply, building upon PBL’s GLOBIO-ES model framework. Finally, you will contribute to the evaluation of ecosystem service supply relative to the demands for different possible realizations of the TEN-N.

Meer over jouw toekomstige afdeling

The Department of Nature and Rural Areas (NLG) focuses on policy-relevant questions and issues related to nature and landscape quality. We analyse potential policy solutions to halt or reverse degradation of nature from local to global scales, thereby accounting for possible trade-offs with other aspects of environmental quality and sustainability. We are a diverse and collaborative group working in a lively and interactive atmosphere.

Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management

PBL The Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency is the national institute for strategic policy analysis in the fields of environment, nature and spatial planning. We contribute to improving the quality of political and administrative decision-making by conducting outlook studies, analyses and evaluations in which an integrated approach is considered paramount. Policy relevance is the prime concern in all our studies. We conduct solicited and unsolicited research that is always independent and scientifically sound. PBL The Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency believes that employees perform best in an inclusive working environment. Working in diverse teams makes our work more innovative and enjoyable.

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PBL The Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency is administratively part of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management.

The Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management is committed to improving quality of life, access and mobility in a clean, safe and sustainable environment. The Ministry strives to create an efficient network of roads, railways, waterways and airways, effective water management to protect against flooding, and improved air and water quality.

Contactpersonen

Voor meer informatie over deze vacature:

Aafke Schipper, project leader

+31 (0)6-11739557

Alexandra Marques, senior researcher biodiversity

+31 (0)6-21353369

Voor meer informatie over de sollicitatieprocedure:

Ellen van Tongeren, HRM advisor

+31 (0)6-11499768

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