LifeWatchPlus Call for applications “geospatial models” at Unisalento

The University of Salento has published a call for application for a research grant entitled, “Development of geospatial models supporting web services for the study of biodiversity and ecosystem change scenarios” within Lifewatch Italia and PON Lifewatchplus and CIR01_0028 (Scientific Manager Prof. Alberto Basset).

Duration: 12 months (extendable or renewable for a maximum of 3 years)

The principal investigator is Prof. Alberto Basset.

Applications close 02/12/2021.

Criteria of evaluation:

  1. Proven knowledge of ecological theory at the community and ecosystem level and of the statistical and modeling approaches for the geo-spatial analysis of biodiversity and ecosystem services and their temporal variation;
  2. Experience of many years of research on topics related to those of the call;
  3. Proven experience in the participation / direction of competitive projects on topics related to
    those of the call;
  4. Knowledge of open access digital archives for research products (publications, data, software,
    etc.) and knowledge of the Open Science paradigm ( and the FAIR principles (, with particular reference to those consistent with the specific theme of the research in question;
  5. Knowledge of the procedures for the harmonization of data and metadata, as well as the principles and validation technologies to check and / or declare compliance of harmonized data and metadata with respect to applicable specifications;
  6. Knowledge of the main techniques of statistical analysis and modeling;
  7. Knowledge of written and spoken English.

The following skills will also be evaluated:

a) knowledge / specialist skills acquired and relevant to the achievement of the objectives that the Research Infrastructure intends to achieve
b) relevance of the activity carried out in the last 2 years with the priority areas identified within the National Strategy of Intelligent Specialization (SNSI) and the ministerial planning for research in the period 2014-2020;
c) previous collaborations with public and private scientific institutions.