The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) is seeking a post-doctoral associate to coordinate and conduct experimental research into methods of farmer engagement in urbanizing landscapes in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. The ultimate goal of the research is to generate empirical evidence to guide techniques for collaborative environmental problem solving that balance the goals of producers, residents, businesses and governments. The candidate will be expected to apply quantitative and qualitative research techniques to generate new insights into the effectiveness of participatory engagement on sustainable farming practices, publish findings in peer-reviewed journals, and share results with non-technical audiences.
The position is funded for 3 years as part of a USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture Sustainable Agricultural Systems grant. The position is located in Solomons, MD and will require travel throughout the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. The research team, led by Dr. Lisa Wainger at the UMCES Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, consists of members from the Center for Nutrient Solutions at Pennsylvania State University, Harry R. Hughes Center for Agro-Ecology, and the University of Maryland.
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