Graduate Assistant – Natural Capital Accounting

Oleson Ecological Economics Lab

Duties and Responsibilities:

The GA will support PI in compiling coastal natural capital accounts for the Main Hawaiian Islands. Initial duties include (but are not limited to) identifying, collecting, organizing, and reading literature on natural capital accounting, and ecosystem service modeling and valuation; compiling a database of applicable valuation studies and creating benefit transfer procedures; designing and implementing non-market valuation studies; spatial analysis of ecosystems, ecosystem conditions, and service values; and producing reports, manuscripts, and outreach materials. The GA is expected to perform other additional tasks as assigned. Duties also include collaborating and working with other researchers in an interdisciplinary environment.

Minimum Qualifications:

Admission to, or ongoing, graduate student at UH Manoa in NREM or directly related field of study (applicant can still be considered for admission F21 in NREM MS or PhD program)

BS in environmental science, economics, geography and/or related fields

Excellent knowledge of GIS, and spatial modeling techniques

Strong quantitative analysis skills, using R or similar programming language

Experience in managing data

Demonstrated team player, with ability to work independently

Organized, with excellent communication skills

Desirable Qualifications:

MS with good performance in graduate courses

Experience with ecosystem service modeling

Experience with ecosystem service valuation


Send resume, cover letter, three references to Kirsten Oleson (koleson@hawaii.edu)