Request for Applications for Post-doctoral Research: The use of life cycle analysis (LCA) to improve nutrition sensitive aquaculture Objective
This project is in collaboration with The Nature Conservancy’s Global Aquaculture Program, for a full-time postdoctoral researcher to be based at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health and supervised by Dr. Chris Golden. The postdoctoral researcher will also be co-advised by Dr. Jessica Gephart at the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center and Robert Jones of the Nature Conservancy. The postdoctoral researcher will identify aquaculture systems that provide maximum nutrition with minimal environmental impacts by integrating nutritional dimensions into aquaculture life cycle analysis (LCA). We will develop the method using published LCA data and use the reviewed studies to identify priority locations and aquaculture systems for further empirical data collection and novel analysis. This project consists of four stages: 1) review and synthesize previous aquaculture LCAs; 2) integrate a nutritional dimension into the reanalysis of previous LCA studies; 3) identify gaps and priority areas to collect data for original LCA studies; and 4) conduct a series of novel LCAs for selected aquaculture species and production types. In doing so, the results of this project will outline aquaculture systems with high potential to positively contribute to environmental conservation, sustainable development, and global human food security.