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Profile title: Evaluation and monitoring of biodiversity
The UMR 5023 LEHNA (Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1) has an opening for an assistant professor in the area of biodiversity monitoring and measurement. The profile emphasizes high throughput approaches (e.g., metabarcoding, acoustic, optical, remote, or other sensors, citizen sciences) to characterize biodiversity, which is a field of research the LEHNA would like to promote. Previous experience would be an asset in addition to the submission of a well-developed project.
Our UMR is internationally recognized for its work on hydrosystems, but the integrated watershed approaches (aquatic, wetland, riparian, and urban environments) can be considered. An interest in naturalist aspects will be appreciated.
In addition to a reduced teaching load and financial support offered to new entrants by the University, the laboratory is strongly associated with organizations (FR BioEEnViS, ZA Bassin du Rhône) and programs (EUR H2O'Lyon, Labex IMU, Institut Convergence EUL, PEPR OneWater) that will facilitate the development of scientific projects.
Understanding how the ongoing biodiversity crisis and global change affect hydrosystems (aquatic and riparian environments, wetlands) requires the development of high-throughput methodologies for biodiversity assessment and monitoring. The assistant professor will develop fundamental research in ecology, preferably with societal relevance, that integrates well into the themes of LEHNA. They will apply and, as needed, develop innovative methods to evaluate or monitor biodiversity, such as (non-exhaustive list): metabarcoding, eDNA, acoustic, visual, remote, or electromagnetic sensors, or high-throughput phenotyping. Good knowledge of ecology and biodiversity analysis concepts will be required. Big-data analysis and management skills will be a plus, as well as plans to develop projects with substantial societal implications.
The assistant professor will join the Animal Biology and Ecology teaching team of the Biosciences UFR at the University of Lyon 1 and will be expected to supervise/develop teaching in the area of assessment and monitoring of biodiversity in the context of community and ecosystem ecology. They will be involved mainly in the coursework of the Bachelor's degree in Biodiversity Sciences (e.g., in the "Diversity of Life," "Community Ecology," "Biodiversity Identification Techniques") and the Master's degree in Biodiversity, Ecology, Evolution and the Bachelor's degree in Biodiversity Analysis and Inventory Techniques. Depending on their skills, the assistant professor may be involved in courses on molecular tools for ecology (L3 and M1) or conservation biology (M1 BEE, L-Pro ATIB). Naturalist skills will be essential, in particular for field courses.