This is us
Land Life is an international company with professional people working towards one main goal - to help restore the world’s 2 billion hectares of degraded land by planting trees in the best possible way. There is no greater tool than a tree to remove carbon from the atmosphere, revitalize nature and tackle climate change. By applying technology every step of the way, we are able to increase the scale, efficiency and transparency of our projects. We collect extensive data on our plantings with drones and artificial intelligence to monitor tree health and develop planting algorithms, which helps us constantly improve each time we are in the field.
We offer smart reforestation and we work with our customers, universities and partners to plant trees around the world — revitalizing ecosystems, improving biodiversity and benefiting local communities. Land Life has been active in Australia since 2019 restoring over 1700 hectares to date in partnership with Cassinia. We are a partner in the Bushbank program, and collaborate with leading Australian universities for site productivity assessments (UoM), research projects on biodiversity (WSU) and our advisory board (WSU).
Together, we create impact you can see.
Interested? You can find information about Land Life on our website, also for even more of a taste of our work, check our manifesto that you can find at our LinkedIn profile.
This is the role
Land Life is rapidly expanding in the southeastern states of Australia. We are looking for a Forestry Scientist to join our Resilience Engineering department that provides scientific forestry and ecological counsel for our plantings:
You will be responsible for providing reforestation advice, creating carbon capture projections, and collecting data using scientific methodologies developed by Land Life, as well as extending these for the Australian context.
You will translate scientific forestry and ecology knowledge to practical advice needed for successful reforestation projects. You work closely with your delivery colleagues in the Australia team, are responsive to their needs and priorities without compromising the independence and integrity of your analyses.
You are part of a dynamic new team in Land Life’s biggest growth region, Australia. As such you are a team player, comfortable with change & open to new challenges.
At the same time, you collaborate within an established international team of resilience engineers, all with scientific backgrounds in forestry and ecology working together remotely. You are a good communicator, and working to expand your knowledge and Land Life’s scientific toolkit.
After a training period of several months in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, you will be based in the Melbourne area in Victoria, Australia.
These are the key responsibilities
Carbon Forecasting - applying and interpreting Land Life’s FastTrack carbon projection model to reforestation sites in Australia to estimate carbon capture yield
Reforestation advice - supporting Land Life’s Australian team with scientific information to enhance the resilience of its plantings
Data gathering - designing and supporting field data collection both for reporting on carbon and planting success as well as extend Land Life’s methodologies
Field coordination - working with Universities to plan and execute research projects and experiments related to our mission
This is you
Msc. Forestry, Ecology or related or similar
2+ years work experience level
Analytical: skilled in information gathering; you accurately recognize complex issues, can discuss potential limitations and caveats of the results and draw sound conclusions based on scientific sources
Communicative: able to make complex scientific information understandable and approachable to others in fluent English
Locally knowledgeable: demonstrable expertise on and experience in Australian forest ecosystems
Data analysis: comfortable processing and analyzing forestry datasets and modeling in statistical programming languages or packages (e.g. R, Python, Matlab, SPSS, …)