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Bureau for Economic Theory and Applications

Laboratoire d'Economie Forestière

Research assistant position

You can still apply!

17 months contract within the framework of the NOBEL project "Novel Business Models and mechanisms for the sustainable supply of and payment for forest ecosystem services ".

Description of research assistant position


To establish a market place (e.g. a web-based platform) which can bring together interested consumers of environmental services (individuals or companies) and sellers for these services (forest owners).


  • French pilot study region:
    • Assessing forest ecosystem service provision as function of alternative forest management strategies, including definition of ecosystem service indicators, running forest ecosystem models, and cost assessments
    • Interaction with local project stakeholders.
    • Contribute to the development of platform for trading forest ecosystem services
  • Contribute to surveys on consumers’ preferences for the supply of environmental services from forest ecosystems services and forest owners attitude to the creation of markets for ecosystem services and potential participation in such markets


A master degree in forest economics, forest management, or similar

Required skills

  • Forest economics and/or environmental economics
  • Capacity to work with partners from other disciplines (ecology, policy science, forest management) 
  • Fluent in French (and in English as far as possible))

It  would be an advantage if the candidate has experiences with

  • Surveys
  • GIS and spatial analysis
  • Ecosystem modelling
  • Economic valuation of ecosystem services
  • Knowledge of German, Spanish, Portuguese, Swedish, or Norwegian

Remuneration: Gross salary €2033/month

Duration: 17 months from October 2019


To apply:

An application letter, a CV and a copy(s) of diploma(s) must be sent in electronic format to Jens Abildtrup, INRA BETA,, as soon as possible (deadline extended).

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