26/05/2020
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PhD Position in Ecological Economics Ecological-Economic Resilience of Tropical Coastal Ecosystems

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    CNRS
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Economics
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    04/07/2020 23:59 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    France › PESSAC
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    35
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/09/2020

OFFER DESCRIPTION

GREThA (Research Group in Applied and Theoretical Economics) is a joint research unit associating the CNRS (INSHS and INEE) and the University of Bordeaux (research department CHANGES). It is the main research force in economics on Bordeaux site.
Otherwise, it is an associated unit with INRA (department SAE2) since January 2018.

The unit counts currently 61 faculty and CNRS researchers, 12 engineers and administration staff, 52 PhD students with grants and a platform of analysis and technological intelligence VIA Inno (11 engineers).

The candidate will be attached to the GREThA's program 2, entitled « Ecosystem dynamics : Environment, Cities and Complexity » studies the management of ecosystems and natural resources, in a bio-economic approach focusing on the preservation of biodiversity,the decentralization of the economic coordination processes and the importance of localized interactions in economic dynamics and finally the analysis of urban and spatial dynamics.
He will also be under the direction of Luc DOYEN (head of program 2, GREThA, CNRS et Université de Bordeaux) and of Fabian BLANCHARD (LEEISA, Ifremer et Université de Guyane).
Stays in French Guiana at LEEISA are also planned.

Resilience factors into many decisions and policies including risk management in the private sector (Sheffi 2015), development and finance investments (e.g. OECD 2018) and management objectives of in- fluential multilateral and UN agencies (e.g. FAO; World Bank). However, scientists and decision-makers lack a shared understanding of resilience and practical applications in environmental management are rare (Béné & Doyen, 2018). Here, following Grafton, Doyen et al. (Nature Sustainability, 2019), ecological-economic re- silience is defined through three characteristics of systems — resistance, recovery and robustness (3 R's). Resilience management thus consists in actions that improve these 3 R's. The project ENTROPIC 'Ecological- Economic Resilience of Tropical Coastal Ecosystems', funded by CNRS (Centre National Recherche Scienti- fique), will apply this 3 R's framework for the management of coastal tropical ecosystems in connection with both fishery management and mangrove management. ENTROPIC is strongly interdisciplinary as it brings together scientists from economics (GREThA, University of Bordeaux) and ecology (LEEISA, University of French Guiana).
The doctoral project, funded by the CNRS, consists in applying the general ideas of the project ENTROPIC. It will rely in particular on the case study of French Guiana where both the small-scale fishery and the mangrove play major ecological and economic roles and face major uncertainties including climate change and demo- graphic growth. More specifically, the doctoral student will (i) develop ecological-economic models calibrated on historical data provided by the LEEISA (ii) derive different scenarios, management strategies and public policies from these dynamic models (iii) compare the ecological-economic performances of these projections in terms of resilience management and the 3Rs. The ecological-economic evaluation under consideration will combine scores of biodiversity, ecosystem services and economic development. Such projective works will thus expand and reinforce existing results (Cissé et al, 2015; Doyen et al., 2017; Diop et al., 2018) for the resilience management of tropical coastal ecosystems.

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Required Research Experiences

  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Economics
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    None

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Economics: Master Degree or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    FRENCH: Basic
Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
GROUPE DE RECHERCHE EN ECONOMIE THEORIQUE ET APPLIQUEE
France
PESSAC

EURAXESS offer ID: 526371
Posting organisation offer ID: 15639

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