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if you know anyone for the following open-ended post in my group and
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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
Please find below a Postdoc announcement to be hosted in Ifremer, Brest.
IMPACT OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON ANCHOVY AND SARDINE POPULATIONS OF THE
NORTH-EAST ATLANTIC: A DEB-IBM MODELLING APPROACH.
The objective is the evaluation of the impact of climate change at the
horizon 2100 on the populations of anchovy and sardine in the Bay of
Biscay. This study will rely on mechanistic modelling at population
scale based on an Individual-Based Modelling (IBM) approach and on the
Dynamic Energy Budget (DEB) theory. Growth and reproduction will be
represented at the individual level throughout the life cycle, and
included in a population model to analyze the recruitment process, which
is key in the dynamics of these populations. This study is part of the
European H2020 CERES project. The environmental forcing will be
extracted from the coupled model POLCOMS-ERSEM from the project partner
Plymouth Marine Laboratory and will cover the period 1960-2099 under
different climate change IPCC scenarios. A first step will focus on
model calibration, especially the natural mortality parameters, on a
hindcast period impacted by fishery, as well as on validation using
abundance information. A second step will concern the analysis of the
specific response to climate change in the Bay of Biscay. Finally it is
suggested to consider other European regions of the current area of
distribution and investigate the regional trend of expansion or
retraction for the populations of both species.
Additional information is available at :
Innovative and highly motivated candidates with strong track records of research productivity are invited to apply for a Postdoctoral Associate position with the Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability (CSIS) at Michigan State University. The position will involve interdisciplinary research that integrates spatial, socioeconomic, and environmental sciences, with a focus on the operationalization of the telecoupling framework (socioeconomic and environmental interactions between coupled human-natural systems over distances, http:///www.telecoupling.org). The successful candidate will have opportunities to work and collaborate on one or more of the following tasks:
- Develop spatially-explicit models and tools to describe and quantify socioeconomic and environmental interactions between coupled human-natural systems
- Compile and collect socioeconomic and environmental data at local, regional, national, and international scales to quantify various factors affecting feedbacks between global food security and land use
- Analyze and synthesize multi-scale data to understand relationships among various factors to facilitate modeling of feedbacks between food security and land use
- Modify or integrate existing global trade modeling approaches (e.g. GTAP, PEATSim) into the telecoupling framework using data and analyses listed above to allow simulation of long-term consequences for land use and food security under various scenarios (e.g., various decisions and policy options regarding land use and food security, changes in population size, climate, urbanization, biofuel demand etc.)
This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic interdisciplinary group with collaborators in Brazil, China, UK, US, and other countries. Selected candidates will have a unique opportunity to develop and expand collaborations within the Center and across international research groups. Preferred applicants will already have an interdisciplinary background with experience integrating GIS with analytical approaches from the economic, social, geographic, ecological, or/and agricultural sciences; have some basic experience in spatial analysis/modeling and good programming skills (e.g. Python, R, or C++); and have excellent communication skills and a PhD in a related field (e.g., computer science and engineering, conservation, ecology, economics, geography, environmental science, international trade, land science, spatial science, systems modeling and integration). This position is initially for one year, renewable depending on performance and funding. A competitive salary and benefit package will be offered commensurate with experience.
Application materials should include: (1) letter of application, (2) statement of professional goals and research experiences/interests (e.g., how experiences and interests fit with the tasks listed above), (3) CV or resume, (4) transcripts (unofficial ones are OK initially), (5) list of 3-4 references (names and contact information), and (6) up to three representative publications, models or software programs developed by the applicant.
Applicants are encouraged to submit their application materials as soon as possible. Please visit https://jobs.msu.edu (using posting number 5169) for more information and application submission. Applications are welcome until a suitable candidate is identified. Reviews of applications will begin on April 25, 2017. Start date is relatively flexible. Questions can be emailed to:
Dr. Jianguo (Jack) Liu
Rachel Carson Chair
Michigan State University
Please find below the link to an opportunity for a PhD research project in bio-economic modelling, under a co-tutelle with France (Ifremer, UMR AMURE, Brest) and Australia (CSIRO, Hobart):
Applications are via the doctoral school web site:
Ecologist, Ecological Modeler, & Fisheries Stock Assessment: The Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences (DOCS) within the College of the Coast and the Environment at Louisiana State University (LSU) is seeking outstanding applicants to fill up to 3 tenure- track faculty positions. Successful candidates must possess a Ph.D. within their discipline and a strong record of research accomplishments and publications, or the capacity to build the same in the case of emerging scholars. A history or potential to attract extramural funding and to work with interdisciplinary teams that include doctoral students, post-docs, and research associates is expected. An individual candidate may apply for a position in one or more of the three core areas listed below:
Fisheries Stock Assessment Scientist (Assistant or Associate Professor): Seeking candidates from the fisheries sciences including expertise in stock assessment, computational ecology, population dynamics modeling, quantitative fisheries science, mathematics, and/or statistics. A successful candidate will be expected to use quantitative approaches to study fish population dynamics and to advance the science of fisheries stock assessment. He/she must be capable of teaching/developing a course in stock assessment in support of the Graduate Certificate in Fisheries Science and Assessment offered by DOCS and the LSU Graduate School.
Ecological Modeler (Assistant Professor): Seeking candidates that use mathematical and simulation methods for understanding and predicting population, multispecies, community, and food web dynamics, including classical and agent-based approaches. We encourage applications from those who combine modeling and empirical research that may extend to coastal, estuarine, and/or marine fish population ecology and trophic dynamics.
Ecologist (Assistant Professor): Seeking candidates from academic backgrounds in ecology, including, but not limited to feeding relationships, environmental drivers, resource supply and demand and population, community and ecosystem level processes. Candidates who conduct empirical research related to spatial management, coastal, estuarine or marine ecosystem dynamics at spatial scales ranging from estuaries to the deep ocean are encouraged to apply. Duties of the positions include developing and maintaining a rigorous, externally-funded research program in the related area of discipline; teaching courses in a relevant area of specialty and courses based on departmental needs; collaborating on multidisciplinary research projects; mentoring graduate and undergraduate students and providing service to DOCS, LSU, and the State of Louisiana.
Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in science field. Preferred Qualifications: Ph.D. in fishery science, quantitative ecology, marine science, or related field. Postdoctoral experience is encouraged. Please provide three professional references including name, title, phone number and e-mail address. Attach a Statement of Research and Statement of Teaching on your application. Applications that arrive before March 31 will get full consideration.
Our lab is currently offering 1 postdoctoral position on fisheries bio-economic modelling on the EU-ERC Starting Grant<https://erc.europa.eu/funding-and-grants/funding-schemes/starting-grants> project CLOCK.
Please feel free to share the call among your team and peers. Detailed information is available here:
Thank you very much for circulating,
PhD scholarship: Modelling the Conservation of
University of Western Australia
An exciting opportunity has arisen to undertake a PhD that will contribute towards the conservation of wide-ranging species in one of the world’s biodiversity hotspots.
This PhD is part of a larger project involving staff from the University of Western Australia, Alcoa of Australia, Department of Parks and Wildlife and the Western Australian Museum.
The project, funded by the Australia Research Council, Alcoa World Alumina Australia and Department of Parks and Wildlife, aims to develop methods to better integrate conservation with anthropogenic activities across the whole landscape in a drying climate.
We are seeking a motivated candidate to undertake a PhD that will use data on the spatial distribution of critical resources for Red-tailed Black-Cockatoos to model the best trade-offs between conservation outcomes and a range of anthropogenic land uses. Critically, this will include modelling of how the location of cockatoo drink sites might influence these trade-offs.
While most of the data have already been collected, we would envisage that the candidate would undertake, or assist with, some fieldwork to better understand the cockatoo ecology, the landscapes and land uses modelled. The fieldwork would be conducted in a variety of landscapes in the northern jarrah forest ranging from 35km SE to120km SSE of Perth.
We are looking for a candidate interested in both quantitative and qualitative research design, methodology and analysis, an ability to work both independently and as part of a team and a desire to interact and collaborate with both government departments and private industries.
Most of all we are seeking people with a passion for conserving our unique fauna and an interest in finding novel methods of achieving effective conservation outcomes in multiple-use landscapes.
- Completion of 1st-class or upper 2A honours or a Master of Science (MSc) or equivalent.
- Experience and skills in quantitative modelling of real world systems
- Willingness to engage with external stakeholders, such as private companies and government departments, and effectively present scientific research results to this audience
- Excellent interpersonal and oral communication skills
- Willingness to work as part of a large interdisciplinary team and achieve outcomes through a combination of planning, working independently, and collaborating with other team members
- Experience in undertaking field-based vertebrate research
- Experience in modelling spatial and/or ecological data and familiarity with modelling software
- Experience in surveying literature and working with experts to define key ecological research questions then designing and implementing models to address such questions
- Experience in analysing, validating and interpreting model outputs
- Experience in calibrating models based on available knowledge and data
- Experience in writing scientific reports and publishing in the peer-reviewed literature
- A current A-class driver’s license.
How to apply
Enquiries about the position should be addressed to Dr Mike Craig either by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on (08) 6488 1073.
To apply for the scholarship, please send a cover letter outlining why you want to do this PhD and your suitability for the position, a CV with the names and details of two academic referees and a document addressing the following selection criteria to email@example.com
Applications close: Friday, 31 March 2017.
This scholarship is open to Australian and New Zealand citizens.
There is a postdoctoral position at the Climate Change Research Centre at UNSW Sydney to work on the physics of atmospheric convection and its role at larger scales. If you know of any suitable candidates for this can you please pass this opportunity along to them? A link to more information can be found here:
The deadline for application is 5 March.
We are also advertising an entry-level faculty position in atmospheric dynamics; please pass that information along as well to any suitable candidates along with this link:
Candidates for either of these positions are welcome to contact me for more information.
Professor Roland H. Lamberson
Emeritus Professor of Mathematics
Humboldt State University
Arcata, CA 95521