- Quantify five key ecosystem services provided by coral reef fishes.
- Determine conditions (governance, social, economic and environmental) under which these ecosystem services are currently maintained or threatened.
- Predict the potential futures of these services and social-ecological systems under various global change scenarios.
- Disseminate results to stakeholders.
The ASU Center for Biodiversity Outcomes is excited to announce a new full-time postdoctoral research fellowship to be housed in the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa in Honolulu, Hawai‘i. This position is funded by a joint Belmont Forum Collaborative Research grant secured in partnership with Arizona State University, Conservation International, the University of Hawai‘i and a dozen international research institutions involved in an ambitious ocean futures initiative that seeks to assess coral reef ecosystem services in the Anthropocene. The fellow will work under direction from principal investigators and advisors Dr. Jack Kittinger and Dr. Camilo Mora. The project will offer a unique opportunity for the fellow to work on large databases at the intersection among climate modeling, ecological and social fields, as well as interact with leading scientists that participate in this multinational project. More specifically, this project will help to predict the potential futures of reef services under various global change scenarios, informing decision making and management approaches that can aid millions of coral reef-dependent communities globally. The four research objectives and goals of this project are to: