Lund University, Faculty of Science, Centre for Environmental and Climate Research

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 7 600 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

The Faculty of Science conducts research and education within Biology, Astronomy, Physics, Geosciences, Chemistry, Mathematics and Environmental Sciences. The Faculty is organized into nine departments, gathered in the northern campus area. The Faculty has approximately 1500 students, 330 PhD students and 700 employees.

The Centre for Environmental and Climate Research, CEC ( conducts research, education and communication on environmental science and climate research at Lund University.

The Centre for Environmental and Climate Research, CEC, is a center at Lund University. CEC conducts research, education and communication on environmental science and climate research, read more here A central part of the CEC is the coordination of the strategic research area Biodiversity in a Changing Climate (BECC).

BECC is a strategic research area that brings together over 200 researchers at Lund University and the University of Gothenburg. BECC brings together scientists from the natural and social sciences to perform research essential in understanding the impacts of climate change on biodiversity and ecosystem services on local, regional, national and global scales, to provide a scientific basis for the sustainable management of ecosystems and biodiversity. We examine how human influence on climate and ecosystems affects biodiversity and ecosystem services from local to global scales and how this knowledge can be integrated into decisions on mitigation or adaptation to these changes. Read more here

PostDoc in Environmental Science with focus on conservation and biodiversity governance in a landscape perspective

Green infrastructure as a policy tool for biodiversity conservation

Green infrastructure has been launched as a concept and policy tool to improve biodiversity conservation, by including it into large-scale land-use planning strategies considering a changing climate and land-use changes. The role of unhindered dispersal has often been emphasised as the key ecological process for designing landscape-wide conservation strategies, whereas local habitat quality has received less attention. This interdisciplinary project will:

  • Review the ecological literature to establish to which extent organisms occurring in fragmented landscapes are limited by dispersal.
  • Map systematically how green infrastructure is understood by policy actors at different scales.
  • Track the conceptual evolution of green infrastructure within peer-reviewed literature and in policy documents to establish how and in which extent evidence has informed decisions and plans in the area of green infrastructure.

Contact person: Johan Ekroos, +46 46 222 8630,

Web address to contact person:

Qualifications - requirements

  • PhD in environmental sciences, sustainability sciences, ecology, conservation biology or similar. Candidates with a PhD in social sciences with documented skills in environmental sciences, conservation biology or similar may also be suitable.
  • Ability to pursue independent research and participate in interdisciplinary teamwork.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Fluent in English and Swedish.


  • Because of the interdisciplinary nature of the project, it is important that the applicant is genuinely interested in linking natural science and social science, and documented experience in interdisciplinary work and social sciences are therefore meriting.
  • Good knowledge about environmental governance, documented experience or interest in stakeholder interaction constitutes further merits and insights in how officials in municipalities or agencies work with the concept of GI are merits.
  • Skills in working with ecological processes governing spatial patterns of biodiversity on a theoretical (e.g. metapopulation ecology) or applied level (spatial conservation planning, landscape ecology) are further merits.

The postdocs main duty will be to carry out research in an active research environment including several postdocs, PhD students, and thesis students investigating research questions in similar themes, with generous opportunity for collaborative work. The postdoc is also expected to actively participate in the BECC environment, by e.g. participating, initiating and contributing to seminars, workshops and thematic research meetings. The postdoc may also participate in teaching on a limited basis.

Appointment to a post-doctoral position requires that the applicant have a PhD, or an international degree deemed equivalent to a PhD, within the subject of the position, completed no more than three years before the last date for applications. Under special circumstances, the doctoral degree could have been completed earlier.

The most important criterion for evaluating the applicants will be scientific skill. Emphasis will also be on the extent to which the applicant can contribute to the general development of the strategic research area BECC.


CV, cover letter and at least two references to former employers/supervisors.

Personal suitability for the project will be of importance.


The University applies individual payroll. Please enter salary claims in your application

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment As soon as possible, preferably in 2017, employment 2 years
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2017/2202
  • Johan Ekroos, Researcher, +46 (0) 46 222 86 30,
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62,
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64,
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-222 93 66,
Published 16.Jun.2017
Last application date 14.Sep.2017 11:59 PM CET

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