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We offer a position at the assistant or associate professor level. Perennial crops produce a wide variety of products (coffee, tea, rubber, cocoa, oils, …
We offer a position at the assistant or associate professor level. Perennial crops produce a wide variety of products (coffee, tea, rubber, cocoa, oils, fruits, pharmaceuticals etc) quintessential to human life and demand is increasing rapidly. Despite this importance, production of these crops lags far behind what is possible. Furthermore, global climate change has been projected to negatively impact production of most perennials and increased production should not go at the expense of natural biodiversity (e.g. destruction of- or cultivation in rain forest). Both public and private sectors are keenly aware of these problems. In spite of this urgency, there is still relatively little knowledge of the physiology and ecology of perennials or how they respond to environmental (climate) change. Research tools that are well-established in annuals still need to be developed or improved for perennials. Finally, linkages between perennial crop production, ecosystem services and other farm functions and local/regional value chains are poorly understood especially for smallholder dominated crops.
We seek a highly motivated plant/crop eco-physiologist or ecologist with a keen interest in and preferably experience in perennial crops.
The focus of the research is:
We are looking for a candidate with the following qualifications: