Inspire4Nature (www.inspire4nature.eu ) is a
PhD training network at the interface between the science and the policy of
international biodiversity conservation, funded by the EU Horizon2020 Marie
Skłodowska-Curie Actions. We are now recruiting 15 PhD positions – each one
of them in collaboration with one (or more) leading international
conservation organisations! Deadline: 16 April for all projects but 1, 2, 4,
13, deadline 23 April

* Project 1 – Advancing quantitative analyses for IUCN Red List
assessments of species’ risk of extinction: Based at Sapienza University
(Rome, Italy), in collaboration with BirdLife International.

Project 1: Advancing quantitative analyses for IUCN Red List assessments of species’ risk of extinction

* Project 2 – How will halting biodiversity loss affect the
achievement of other Sustainable Development Goals? Based at Sapienza
University (Rome, Italy), in collaboration with UNEP-WCMC and University
College London. http://www.inspire4nature.eu/phdpositions/project2/
* Project 3 – Global scenarios of terrestrial vertebrate diversity.
Based at University College London (London, UK), in collaboration with the
Zoological Society of London.

Project 3: Global scenarios of terrestrial vertebrate diversity

* Project 4 – Projected effect of global change on species’ change in
extinction risk. Based at Sapienza University (Rome, Italy), in
collaboration with BirdLife International.

Project 4: Projected effect of global change on species’ change in extinction risk

* Project 5 – Measuring the impact conservation makes on trends in
species’ populations. Based at University College London (London, UK), in
collaboration with the Zoological Society of London.

Project 5: Measuring the impact conservation makes on trends in species’ populations

* Project 6 – The effectiveness of protected areas at avoiding species
extinctions. Based at the CEFE-CNRS (Montpellier, France), in collaboration
with BirdLife International and UNEP-WCMC.

Project 6: The effectiveness of protected areas at avoiding species extinctions

* Project 7 – Permeability of European Protected Areas in the face of
Invasive Alien Species. Based at the CEFE-CNRS (Montpellier, France), in
collaboration with IUCN and UNEP-WCMC.

Project 7: Permeability of European Protected Areas in the face of Invasive Alien Species

* Project 8 – Understanding impacts of scale on the Red List Index: a
case study on European vertebrates. Based at the Leibniz-Institut für
Gewässerökologie und Binnenfischerei (Berlin, Germany) in collaboration with
IUCN. http://www.inspire4nature.eu/phdpositions/project8/
* Project 9 – Advancing sampled approaches to established metrics for
assessing trends in biodiversity. Based at University College London
(London, UK), in collaboration with the Zoological Society of London.

Project 9: Advancing sampled approaches to established metrics for assessing trends in biodiversity

* Project 10 – Tracking changes in protection of Greek Key
Biodiversity Areas. Based at the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research
(Anavyssos, Greece), in collaboration with the IUCN and the National and
Kapodistrian University of Athens.

Project 10: Tracking changes in protection of Greek Key Biodiversity Areas

* Project 11 – Understanding the implications of temporal dynamics of
Protected Area boundaries and designations for Protected Area-based
biodiversity indicators. Based at the University of Copenhagen (Copenhagen,
Denmark), in collaboration with UNEP-WCMC.

Project 11: Understanding the implications of temporal dynamics of Protected Area boundaries and designations for Protected Area-based biodiversity indicators

* Project 12 – Contribution of conservation areas outside formal
protected areas to biodiversity conservation and sustainable development.
Based at the University of Copenhagen (Copenhagen, Denmark), in
collaboration with UNEP-WCMC and BirdLife International.

Project 12: Contribution of conservation areas outside formal protected areas to biodiversity conservation and sustainable development

* Project 13 – Where will further Key Biodiversity Areas be
identified? A modelling approach to focus efforts. Based at Sapienza
University (Rome, Italy), in collaboration with BirdLife International.

Project 13: Where will further Key Biodiversity Areas be identified? A modelling approach to focus efforts

* Project 14 – Understanding declines of Afro-Palearctic migratory
birds. Based at the CEFE-CNRS (Montpellier, France), in collaboration with
BirdLife International, Instituto Superior de Agronomia, RSPB and BTO.

Project 14: Understanding declines of Afro-Palearctic migratory birds

* Project 15 – Identifying Marine Key Biodiversity Areas using
tracking data. Based at ISPA-Instituto Universitário (Lisbon, Portugal), in
collaboration with BirdLife International and RSPB.

Project 15: Identifying Marine Key Biodiversity Areas using tracking data

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