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Understanding worldviews, values and evidence supporting pollinator conservation in Europe

You will be hosted in the INRAE Agroecology multidisciplinary research unit in Dijon ( You will work as part of the EU funded project Safeguard (, which brings together world-leading researchers, NGOs, industry and policy experts help Europe reverse the losses of wild pollinators and their values and ecosystem services. As part of SAFEGUARD, INRAE leads a number of work packages and tasks, some of which include social science elements.

  • You will assess the worldviews and socio-cultural values of key stakeholder groups and how these shape decisionmaking around pollinator conservation across Europe.
  • Using a socio-ecological systems framework (DPSIR) you will assess the evidence of impacts of different drivers, policies, and responses on the state of pollinators and pollination in Europe.
  • PhD (or Masters if proven relevant experience) in a social science discipline
  • record of publishing research
  • Strong stakeholder focus
  • experience of qualitative and quantitative research methods and analysis
  • proficient in English (B2-C2)
How to apply

Email in English your CV, a motivation letter explaining how your interests and experience are relevant to the project & 2 letters of recommendation to:

Please find the full description of the opening here.


This project receives funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 101003476

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  • Department of Animal Ecology and Tropical Biology (Zoology III)
  • Biocentre
  • University of Würzburg
  • Am Hubland
  • 97074 Würzburg
  • Germany

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