Carbon Survey Lead

Operation Wallacea

Knepp Estate, West Sussex

Volunteer • Full Time

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, ecology, carbon, climate & energy

Closing date: Tuesday, 4th June 2024  

Operation Wallacea is a network of academics from European and North American universities who design and implement biodiversity and conservation management research programmes across countries worldwide.

We are currently recruiting for a carbon scientist to work at our UK site based at the Knepp Estate in West Sussex. Positions will be for 6 weeks between 7th July and 17th August, and you can find more information on our website.

The position will involve carrying out carbon surveys as part of a large-scale monitoring programme across the rewilding site. Applicants should have experience of working in the field, a biological undergraduate degree level or higher, and extensive survey experience in tree species ID and carbon sequestration.

In return, successful applicants receive full accommodation and food on-site, potential current and future research opportunities, networking and skills development, travel bursaries for more experienced scientists, and of course the opportunity to contribute towards long-term conservation efforts.

The position will be filled when we find a suitable candidate, so if you are interested, please apply as soon as you can to give yourself the best chance. The position involves working with minors, so if successful, you will be asked to complete a background check.

If you would like to apply for the position of Knepp carbon survey lead, please fill in our online application form at

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