The Union of Concerned Scientists Food & Environment Program is seeking a postdoc/fellow to
conduct research on agroecological solutions for mitigating drought risk and costs in managed
watersheds. The position will begin in October 2015 with a term of up to 2 years. The deadline to
apply is 18 November 2014.
Agroecological solutions for drought risk and costs: The Fellow will conduct original research to
quantify the potential impacts of future drought scenarios in major U.S. agricultural watersheds and
identify the extent to which a shift to ecologically-based practices could mitigate those effects.
Through this lens, the Fellow will examine the sustainability of farmlands and rangelands, food
production, and farm profits. This research will be part of a broader effort to understand the
climate, environmental, and economic impacts of agroecological systems and the Fellow will
collaborate closely with a multidisciplinary team to develop a strong project, craft policy
recommendations, and communicate findings to media, policymakers, experts, and the public.
Applicants should have numerical modeling experience and expertise in hydrologic, agricultural
and/or environmental sciences. For more information please see:
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