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    Mendenhall Research Fellowship - Research Opportunity #: 19-36. Natural Resource Economist for Improving Invasive Species Management

    The impacts of invasive species within the United States are vast, and their effects are felt within the borders of all states and territories. Losses to the U.S. economy due to invasive species are estimated at over $100 billion annually (Pimentel et al. 2005); however, the cumulative added costs of managing invasive species (e.g., prevention, control, eradication) and losses to non-market valued resources (e.g., species of conservation concern, landscapes, ecosystems) are largely unknown (Pimentel et al. 2005). Economic analyses are needed to quantify these costs and losses and integrate them into management decisions to allow resource management a holistic view to allocate limited resources. To optimize strategies for invasive species management and resource allocation, ecological, economic, and social responses to potential policies must be evaluated (Epanchin-Niell 2017). The realized impacts of invasive species are not distributed evenly among stakeholders, and impacts may be magnified through inequities in economic and social status. Input from economic analyses can provide quantitative estimates supporting management objectives that aim to represent stakeholder values equitably. The interdisciplinary approach of natural resource economics provides managers tools to understand and evaluate environmental policies' design, allowing them to identify those that best achieve ecological and social objectives.

    Proposed Duty Station: Gainesville, FL

    Areas of Ph.D: Biology, Fish and Wildlife Management, Economics, Environmental Economics, or related fields (candidates holding a Ph.D. in other disciplines but with extensive knowledge and skills relevant to the Research Opportunity may be considered).

    Qualifications: Applicants must meet one of the following qualifications: Research Economist or Research Ecologist

    (This type of research is performed by those who have backgrounds for the occupations stated above. However, other titles (see link below) may be applicable depending on the applicant's background, education, and research proposal. The final classification of the position will be made by the Human Resources Specialist.)

    Mendenhall Basic Qualification Requirements:

    Physical/Environmental Demands: Work is usually performed in an office setting. The work area normally involves everyday risks or discomforts that require normal safety precautions typical of offices or meeting and training rooms.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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