Examining the Role of Community and Citizen Science in California and Oregon Marine Protected Areas
The Center for Community and Citizen Science seeks an accomplished environmental social scientist to lead a project examining the role that community and citizen science (CCS) has played in marine protected areas (MPAs) in California and Oregon. This is a full time, 18-month position, beginning in Fall, 2021. There is a possibility of extension, pending further funding.
The Center for Community and Citizen Science seeks a graduate student researcher (GSR) to help kickstart a new grant-funded project focused on the role that community and citizen science (CCS) has played in the management of marine protected areas (MPAs) in California.
NOTE: At this time we do not have final confirmation of funding, but hope to within the coming days. So at this time we are looking for expressions of interest.
Position has been filled
The Center for Community and Citizen Science (CCCS) and the Center for Environmental Policy and Behavior (CEPB) seek an accomplished quantitative social scientist to lead a project focused on human use of coastal and ocean resources. The postdoctoral scholar will conduct analyses of data generated by MPA Watch, an innovative citizen science project in which volunteers collect data about onshore and offshore human activities along the California Coast (learn more at mpawatch.org). The position requires high-level statistical methods in R, including spatial models and the capacity to estimate models that include missing data and data that is only partially observed across geography. The role also involves working with state agencies and non-profit partners involved in the adaptive management of California’s network of marine protected areas.
For undergraduates looking to gain experience in science and environmental education, and community and citizen science, we’re happy to offer a few ways to engage. Contact Ryan Meyer to learn more, and join our team!