Opportunities to join the Nansen Legacy group

PhD position in Lower food-web dynamics of Barents Sea plankton communities -deadline 20.04.2018

Do you have an emphasis on ‘Trophic transfer and nutritional variations at the primary producer-consumer interface of Barents Sea plankton communities’, the there is an exciting PhD position is available at the Department of Biology. The appointment duration is 3 years. The position is part of the Nansen Legacy Project funded by the Research council of Norway and NTNU.


This PhD project aims at elucidating the role of nutritional variations in the diets of planktonic consumers in the Barents Sea ecossytem. The focus is on microzooplankton-mesozooplankton interactions and the trophic link between primary producers and consumers. The emphasis will be on the effects of food quantity/quality on growth and nutritional condition of consumers. The capacities of micrograzers to buffer nutritional imbalances at the primary producer-consumer interface (trophic upgrading) will be considered in detail.

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PhD fellow in dynamic modelling of food webs in the Barents Sea -deadline 31.05.18

Do you want to be a part of a research group on Ecosystem Processes that has expertise in observation at sea, experimental and modelling studies to conduct research on marine trophic interactions, integrated ecosystem assessments, ecosystem modelling, cumulative impacts, vulnerability and risk assessments?

Do you want to explore the plausible future dynamics of the Barents Sea ecosystem under climate and fishing pressures? As well as, contribute to the development and application of robust tools to statistically evaluate model performances and explore plausible responses of the Barents Sea food web to climate/fisheries scenarios?

Then here is the chance! Institute of Marine Research (IMR) in Norway and the Department of Arctic and Marine Biology at UiT, the Arctic University of Norway, have an immediate opening for a 3-year PhD position.

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Postdoctoral Fellow in biogeochemical prediction modelling -deadline 04.05.18

There is a vacancy for a postdoctoral research fellow position at the Geophysical Institute, University of Bergen within the field of biogeochemical prediction modelling.

The research will revolve around development and interpretation of decadal scale biogeochemical predictions focusing on the Barents Sea. These will be based on the Norwegian Climate Prediction Model (NorCPM), which is currently used for decadal predictions of the physical climate system. The candidate will expand this to include biogeochemistry through implementing and properly initialising the HAMOCC biogeochemical model within the NorCPM. The model results will be used, together with data from the broader CMIP6 ensemble, to delineate natural variability and expected anthropogenic change in the biogeochemistry of the Barents Sea.

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