Postdoctoral fellow in Eco-evolutionary modeling, Environmental Science
Lund University, Centre for Environmental and Climate research
The postdoctoral position is funded by BECC (Biodiversity and Ecosystem services in a Changing Climate), an interdisciplinary strategic research area based on collaboration between more than 250 researchers at the universities of Lund and Gothenburg.
Eco-evolutionary models of plant-pollinator communities – community response to landscape structure
Sustainable agriculture is promoted by mutualistic plant-pollinator interactions, services that may increase economic and societal value. The aim is to study such services by formalising plant-pollinator community response to landscape structure and agricultural intensity using trait-based and eco-evolutionary models. The applicant should have experience in modelling and knowledge of ecological interactions, evolution, and dispersal processes in the context of population and community dynamics. An important component is to test models against data on bees, bumblebees, and butterflies to study how insects may respond to agricultural intensification and landscape simplification, considering both short and long-term effects by focusing on a historical and contemporary adaptation of functional. By fitting models to data, we aim to quantify active processes in the study system and to communicate ways of optimizing ecosystem services to stakeholders and policymakers.