PhD fellow in dynamic modelling of food webs in the Barents Sea at the Institute of Marine Research -deadline 15.02.2018
The principal area of research for the current and exciting PhD position is to explore the plausible future dynamics of the Barents Sea ecosystem under climate and fishing pressures. The work will be conducted as part of the national research project the Nansen Legacy.
The PhD will contribute to the development and application of robust tools to explore plausible responses of the Barents Sea food web to climate/fisheries scenarios. The PhD work will be organised around three main axes: model developments, model evaluation methods and forward simulations.
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UNIS is seeking a Research fellow (PhD) in marine ecology -deadline 08.03.2018
The department of Arctic Biology at UNIS seeks candidates for a PhD position in marine ecology. As part of the Nansen Legacy, the PhD will be in the work package investigating how human activities influence the northern Barents Sea ecosystem. The project investigates the interactions between climate change and pollution in a highly seasonal marine ecosystem and combines knowledge from ecotoxicology, physiology, ecology, and evolution. The successful candidate will design and conduct extensive field studies, analyse dietary descriptors and individual body states, deal with datasets, and apply models.
The PhD will be based at the Department of Arctic Biology at UNIS. Norwegian Polar Institute (NPI) is a central participant in the project and the candidate is expected to spend longer periods at NPI in Tromsø. The collaboration with UiO is with Aquatic Biology and Toxicology (AQUA), Department of Biosciences.
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Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Population and Multi-species Dynamics at the University of Oslo -deadline 15.03.2018
Do you have experience in using statistical modelling approaches? Or in analysis of and a good understanding of population and multi-species dynamics, as well as experience with analysis of and a good understanding of marine ecosystem processes? Then look at the following below.
The marine ecology group at CEES at the University of Oslo is looking for a postdoctoral research fellow. The main research focus of this 2.5 year postdoctoral project is population and multispecies dynamics of fish and zooplankton in the northern Barents Sea. Specifically, the project will investigate implications of climate-driven changes in the seasonal timing (i.e., phenology) of ecosystem processes, which alters the efficiency of energy transfer from phytoplankton through zooplankton to fish. Phenological changes are also associated with changes in distribution and strength of trophic interactions (e.g., “match-mismatch”) among key players in the ecosystem such as copepods, krill, amphipods, capelin, polar cod and cod. Hence, climate state influences how much biomass of different species can be sustainably harvested and how harvesting on one species leads to indirect and delayed effects on other species through trophic interactions. To improve our understanding of these processes the successful candidate will develop statistical models of population and multispecies dynamics under climate change and harvesting. These models will be used to investigate climate effects on phenology and multi-species dynamics as well as historical effects of fishing under different climate states.
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