PhD graduates with an excellent academic and publication record and who have graduated within the last 5 years, and who are interested in undertaking research on either:

1) the risks inherent in the current reserve network for the conservation of large mammals based on population requirements.

2) using historical records of the incidence of large mammals in southern Africa to explore patterns of extinction and distribution patterns of this diverse group of mammals, using modern spatial analytical tools. See: http://ace.nmmu.ac.za/Project-Opportunities-for-Students/Historical-mammal-records-Postdoctoral-Research-Op  

Should approach the director (graham.kerley@nmmu.ac.za) before 10 January