full-time position, starting 01.11.2022, limited until 30.09.2024
application deadline: 28.08.2022
The working groups “Data-intensive Systems and Visualization” (Patrick Mäder) and “Vegetation Ecology” (Markus Bernhardt-Römermann) at the Institute of Ecology and Evolution of Jena University are searching for a Scientific Researcher for the iDiv flexpool Project: “Archives4BioDiv – computer-based methods for digitizing historic vegetation data and maps”.
Repeated observations are key to describe trends of biodiversity change. As most monitoring programs started only recently, they miss retro-perspective long-term developments. Archive data are an option to extend time series to the past. This project (“A Window to the Past – The Use of Archive Data for Collecting Baseline Information on Biodiversity (Archives4BioDiv)”) contributes to the emerging field of bioinformatics and investigates the chances and limitations of modern computer-based techniques for making historic archive data available for biodiversity research.