Geospatial Assessment of Impacts of Climate Change on the Bee Industry

PROPOSAL

Spatial simulation of the beekeeper behavior and interactions across the landscape under different pressure scenarios will be used to understand the impact of environmental and human influences on honey bee products. Environmental strategies to secure shared natural capital and associated ecosystems services will be explored to enhance the sustainability of the state’s bee industry. 

REQUIREMENTS

  • Experience, skills and/or a keen interest in remote sensing, geographic information systems, climatology and bio-geography 
  • Ability to operate outdoors in an observational environment ( native bush & remote locations)
  • Willingness to work as part of a large interdisciplinary team to achieve outcomes through a combination of planning, working independently & collaboration with other team members. 
  • Willingness to engage with external stakeholders such as private companies & government departments to effectively present scientific research results to this audience. 
  • Excellent interpersonal & oral communication skills 
  • A working knowledge of  geographic information systems & spacial data collection approaches is highly desired.  
  • Limited fear of bees and bee stings. Bee allergies should be a consideration. 

PROJECT LEADER

Bryan Boruff

PhD CANDIDATE

Vidushi Patel
School of Agriculture and Environment | University of Western Australia