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Subject: Postdoctoral Fellow, Gulf of Alaska (GOA) Integrated Ecosystem Assessment (IEA) Program
Recruitment has been reopened for an exciting postdoctoral researcher opportunity.
Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Gulf of Alaska (GOA) Integrated Ecosystem Assessment (IEA) Program
Organization: University of Alaska Fairbanks, College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, Juneau, Alaska, USA
Partner organization: NOAA Fisheries, Ted Stevens Marine Research Institute Alaska Fisheries Science Center, Juneau, Alaska, USA
Project summary: NOAA Fisheries has identified a need for ecosystem-based management to fully support 21st century stewardship of our oceans and coasts. Integrated Ecosystem Assessments (IEAs) are a next generation tool designed to incorporate ecological processes in decision making and transfer scientific knowledge to managers and stakeholders. When fully implemented, IEAs have the power to quantify ecosystem services and feed into Management Strategy Evaluations (MSEs). This project will involve collaboration with fisheries oceanographers, stock assessment scientists, ecosystem modelers, natural resource economists, commercial fishermen’s organizations, tribal entities, and non-profit research organizations.
Statement of Work: Dr. Gordon Kruse will supervise the post-doctoral researcher. The NOAA Program Manager (Dr. Moss) and Dr. Kerim Aydin of NOAA/NMFS will provide additional substantive guidance on this collaborative GOA IEA program effort. Primary duties of the post-doctoral researcher will involve: (1) developing a conceptual model, or series of models that emulate the major ecological functions of the GOA; (2) an overarching Gulf of Alaska-wide plan for the Alaska IEA Program; and (3) the drafting of a proposal for a regional IEA specific to Southeast Alaska. Additional analyses will focus on determining which data are the most useful for ecosystem indicators. This project will require strong quantitative/analytical skills, including a background in population dynamics, stock assessment, applied mathematics, or theoretical ecology, as well as familiarity with databases and strong programming skills (e.g., R, AD Model Builder, and Template Model Builder).
Specific Duties of the Postdoctoral Researcher (in collaboration with Alaska IEA team members):
- Develop conceptual model(s) of the Gulf of Alaska by combining new information from the recently completed Gulf of Alaska Project (NPRB) with that existing in the literature;
- Develop an overarching plan for the IEA Program in the Gulf of Alaska;
- Develop a proposal for a regional IEA for coastal Southeast Alaska;
- Contribute to innovative statistical and mathematical models to better assess and incorporate environmental drivers and/or ecosystem indicators in the ecosystem assessments, fisheries stock assessments, and management strategy evaluations;
- Provide technical and scientific manuscripts for publication and participates in the development of scientific manuscripts for publication with Alaska IEA team members; and
- Carry out projects as a full member of a research team and as an independent researcher.
Deliverables of the Postdoctoral Researcher:
- Conceptual model(s) of the Gulf of Alaska
- Comprehensive strategic plan for the GOA IEA(s)
- Proposal for Southeast Alaska IEA
- Secure partnerships through stakeholder involvement and outreach by hosting stakeholder workshops and in person meetings
Qualifications: PhD or advanced degree in fisheries, biological oceanography, quantitative ecology, biology, zoology, or biological oceanography, mathematics, or statistics. Appropriate experience or additional education, including evidence of statistical work such as: field sampling, computing, and analyzing statistical data.
Salary: Commensurate with experience plus benefits. See: http://www.alaska.edu/benefits/
Contact: Dr. Gordon H. Kruse. Phone: Gordon.Kruse
Include: Cover letter describing your interest and experience relevant to the position, CV with contact information for three professional references, letter of recommendation from adviser, and pdfs of publications.
Closing Date: Please submit applications by 11:55 pm AKST on 8/1/2017, when application reviews begin. Applications close on 9/1/2017.
The 2018 WCNRM held at the South China Agricultural University in Guangzhou, during 9-13 June 2018 is over and I want to sincerely thank Krishna Paudel and Yiming Liu and their colleagues for their organisational efforts in delivering a successful conference.
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See 5 adverts for 5 new positions to work in my ERC team on data assimilation, ocean modelling and
ocean observations. Please send them around to potential candidates,
or post them in places you see fit.
PS PDRA means postdoc…
PDRA Data Assimilation
PDRA Ocean Modelling & Data Assimilation
PDRA Ocean Observation Analysis
Colleagues and I are currently looking for two post-doctoral candidates to collaborate on spatio-temporal models:
1. 2.5 years of funding to understand environmental drivers of pelagic fish distribution near Vancounver Island BC, including impacts on predator-prey dynamics and natural mortality (details at Jennifer.Boldt), Jim Thorson (James.Thorson), and Robyn Forrest (Robyn.Forrest@dfo-mpo. gc.ca).
2. 1 year of funding to understand how best to estimate length-structure for tropic tuna species, in preparation for an international CAPAM meeting on the topic in March 2018 (details at semmens), Jim Thorson (James.Thorson), and Mark Maunder (mmaunder).
I’m also happy to point out several new papers demonstrating spatio-temporal analysis using FishStats models including:
1. Multispecies models for interactions using package MIST: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ecy.1760/full
2. Showing improvement in assessment models given spatio-temporal index standardization using package SpatialDeltaGLMM: http://www.nrcresearchpress.com/doi/abs/10.1139/cjfas-2016-0137#.WRxln_nytaQ
3. Attributing distribution shift to climate and age-structured dynamics using package VAST: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/faf.12225/full
4. Synthesizing 10+ data sets to estimate distribution for input to ecosystem models using package SpatialDeltaGLMM: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S016578361730111X
5. Standardizing fishery-dependent data while accounting for fisher targeting using package VAST: http://www.nrcresearchpress.com/doi/abs/10.1139/cjfas-2015-0598#.WRxnQvnytaQ
and the many exciting papers in the forthcoming CJFAS special issue on spatial stock assessment models.
Finally, Mark Maunder, Brice Semmens and I are organizing a CAPAM meeting in La Jolla for Feb. 26-March 2, 2018 on spatio-temporal models for analyzing compositional and fishery data! We look forward to hearing about the diverse work in this topic, and will organizing a special issue (maybe in ICES JMS).
Apologies for cross-posting but I would be grateful if you can consider
if you know anyone for the following open-ended post in my group and
circulate the advert please
PML has an open-ended position for a Bio-economic modeller to support
their Sea and Society group and its currently funded projects, and to
lead future development of aspects of economic modelling. They should
have skills and experience in at least one of the following areas:
•bio-economic modelling of fisheries and aquaculture
•economic modelling of ecosystem services and benefits
•bio-economic decision support tool development using probabilistic
graphical modelling/machine learning
Professor Roland H. Lamberson
Emeritus Professor of Mathematics
Humboldt State University
Arcata, CA 95521
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