Doctoral Scholarship in Valuation of Ecosystem Services in Rural West Africa at University of Bonn, 2012 Germany

Land management decisions determine the production of agricultural and forestry outputs. But they also have implications for the production of non?marketed ecosystem goods and services such as water purification and regulation. Shortages of ecosystem services can substantially curtail the livelihoods of particularly the rural population in developing countries who vitally depend on land productivity and natural resources.   The overall objective of the proposed research is to develop innovative valuation methodologies suitable for application in developing countries and apply the methodologies to value changes of land management decisions with respect to non? marketed ecosystem services in the West African Sudanian Savannah region.

-Very good degree (Diploma or Master) in environmental economics or related field. -Very good knowledge of English and French. -Knowledge and experience in environmental valuation is of advantage -Work experience in developing countries, particularly West Africa, is of advantage.

Scholarship Deadline: April 30, 2012

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