The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is the nation's most effective environmental action organization. We use law, science and the support of 3.1 million members and online activists to protect the planet's wildlife and wild places and to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all living things. NRDC was founded in 1970 and our staff helped write some of America's bedrock environmental laws, including the Clean Water Act, and many of the implementing regulations; our water enforcement cases played a major role shaping current water policy throughout the country. Today, our staff of more than 500 lawyers, scientists, economists, policy and communications experts, and others, work out of offices in New York, Washington, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Bozeman, Montana, and Beijing.
The planet is beset by two interrelated crises: climate change and ecosystem collapse. Experts have identified large-scale conservation and restoration of natural ecosystems as critical strategies to reduce CO2 emissions, deliver negative emissions and safeguard the world’s biodiversity. Accordingly, NRDC is prioritizing the conservation of wild, ecologically- and carbon-rich habitats, including calling on nations of the world to adopt an ambitious plan to help safeguard nature and life on Earth by protecting 30 percent of the world’s land and 30 percent of the world’s oceans by 2030 (“30 by 30”). NRDC is seeking a Climate Change and Ecosystem Ecology Science Fellow for a fulltime, two-year post-doctoral Fellowship. The Fellow will provide subject matter expertise and conduct multidisciplinary research and analysis on land-based carbon sequestration and ecosystem functioning within the context of climate change.
Specific topics and projects undertaken by the Fellow will include:
The Climate Change and Ecosystem Ecology Science Fellow is supported by NRDC’s Science Center and its Science Fellows program, which is a key element of the Science Center’s mission to enhance NRDC’s scientific capabilities and provide resources and support for policy and advocacy work. The Science Fellows program provides young scientists interested in working in the science, policy and advocacy arena with professional experience and on-the-job training; it is an excellent opportunity to refine existing skills and build new ones, develop professionally, publish work, and gain important competencies.
The Fellow will be based in our San Francisco, CA office (preferred) or our Washington, D.C. or New York, NY offices.
The Fellow’s core responsibilities will include:
The following qualifications are required:
The following qualifications are desired:
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