Both the intensification of agriculture and increasing urbanisation lead to the degradation of natural habitats, negatively impacting wildlife and their ecosystem functions. However, these effects not only occur locally but can also be measured much further away, i.e. on a landscape scale. That is why it is impossible to conserve wildlife only in protected areas, but we need landscape-level conservation strategies, including our cultivated and built environment. The main goal of our interdisciplinary, theoretical research is to understand how the complexity of the landscape structure influences wildlife, their function and thus the ecosystem services vital to humans.
The “Lendület” Landscape and Nature Conservation Ecology Research Group (https://lace.ecolres.hu), launched in the fall of 2018, carries out extensive research based on the above research focus within the framework of national and international collaborations, during which the members of the group mainly collect botanical, zoological and ecological field and literature data. The data are analysed using various multivariate and meta-analytical statistical methods, and the work results are published in leading high-impact journals.
We currently have a research fellowship or assistant research fellowship position open in our group, initially for a period of 1 year, but with the possibility of an extension. We are seeking candidates with a good knowledge of biology, ecology and statistical analysis, and also thorough knowledge of a particular taxonomic group (e.g. birds, plants, or a major arthropod group). Further details, including required experience, the application procedure and deadlines, can be found at: https://lace.ecolres.hu/position