Job Vacancies and Post-doctoral Opportunities
The Center for Ocean and Society at Kiel University, in cooperation with the Institute for the World Economy (ifW), is looking for a new PhD or Postdoc for one of their projects. The project funding is for a PhD position (75%), but can be scaled up to 100% for a Postdoc.
Applications are open until 7 September, 2021.
Research Lead – Fisheries Sustainability
The Minderoo Foundation Perth CBD Western Australia,
[Posted 15d ago]
Minderoo Foundation is a modern philanthropic organisation. We take on tough, persistent issues with the potential to drive massive change. We incubate ideas and accelerate impact. We push the limits of what is believed possible. Minderoo Foundation is independent, forward thinking and seeks effective, scalable solutions. We are proudly Australian, and one of Asia’s largest philanthropies, with AUD $2 billion committed to a range of global initiatives. Our team comprises over 100 employees across seven locations.
Flourishing Oceans aims to transition our oceans to a healthy, thriving state. A flourishing ocean is one that can withstand a changing climate and increasing human pressure, is resilient, and free from pollution with healthy ecosystems and marine populations. As human pressure increases and the state of our ocean continues to decline, dramatic steps are required to protect and conserve this resource.
To facilitate this, we are committed to ending overfishing, promoting biodiversity conservation, eliminating the harmful effects of plastics, and facilitating world class research and education.
About the role
Based in Perth, the position leads the design and execution of impactful research into the state of marine fish stocks globally, working expand our understanding of current conditions and trends, with a focus on data-limited fisheries.
Your key responsibilities will include:
- Oversee the development and implementation of an innovative method for collecting and assessing fisheries data in 100+ maritime countries as part of Minderoo’s Global Fishing Index.
- Ensure that all data are complete, consistent, high quality and fit-for purpose.
- Lead the interpretation and presentation of fisheries sustainability results within the Global Fishing Index and related outputs.
- With the broader research team, explore and interpret sustainability results in relation to fisheries governance, socioeconomic, and environmental context.
- Inform the development of a strategy and messaging for communicating research results to a range of audiences.
To be considered for this position you MUST HAVE:
- Postgraduate degree in fisheries science or natural resource management
- Technical expertise in fisheries or natural resource assessment or management, particularly the application of data-limited approaches
- Demonstrated quantitative analytical skills and ability to work confidently with complex data sets.
- Familiarity with machine learning and Bayesian statistical approaches
- Excellent communication skills, and ability to translate technical details for diverse audiences.
Of vital importance is that you will be a solutions-oriented and self-motivated individual who is a daring leader, takes initiative, and has a passion for the ocean and living our values.
Are you resilient enough to bounce back up, dust yourself off and go again with enthusiasm and a never, ever give up attitude after being knocked back or pushed down?
Are you really up for the challenge?
Please attach your resume and a cover letter explaining why you are up for the challenge!
Please Note: Applications close on 30/5/2021
Tattarang and Minderoo Foundation embraces Equal Opportunity and promotes diversity. We actively encourage Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders, people of all backgrounds, ages, sexual orientation, and those with Disability to apply.
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The International Society for Ecological Modelling Global Conference 2022: Ecological Models for Tomorrow’s Solutions
3-7 May 2022 | University of Toronto, Scarborough, Canada
The International Society for Ecological Modelling Global Conference 2022 (ISEM 2022), under the theme ‘Ecological Models for Tomorrow’s Solutions’, will bring together scientists from all professions and applications that deal with the use of ecological models and systems ecology.
Toronto shall be the inspiring space for the Ecological Modelling community to meet, discuss and share ideas. In this conference, ecological modellers will join in their ongoing effort in advancing the concepts and methods of ecological modelling to develop ecological theory in a wide range of topics and modelling approaches.
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The rigorous analysis of decision problems in environmental management requires specification of criteria to evaluate alternative management strategies; predictive models formulated in terms of variables relevant to management objectives; a finite set of management actions, including any constraints on their use; and monitoring programs to follow ecosystem responses to management.
In this context, the major challenges are associated with the uncertainty in the predictions of management outcomes. This uncertainty may stem from incomplete control of management actions, errors in measurements and sampling, environmental variability, or incomplete knowledge of system behavior. Failure to recognize and account for these sources of uncertainty may lead to catastrophic environmental and economic losses.
Accordingly, there has been a growing interest in the policy practice of adaptive management, which is an iterative implementation strategy that is recommended to address the uncertainty associated with ecological forecasts and to minimize the impact of inefficient management plans. Adaptive implementation or “learning while doing” augments initial forecasts of management actions with post-implementation monitoring, and the resulting integration of monitoring and modelling provides the basis for revised management actions.
ISEM 2022 aims to provide insights into the current state of the field of ecological modelling, and also highlight the major challenges in supporting adaptive management implementation.
We invite contributions that present novel strategies to improve the contribution of models to environmental management, including the development of ecological model ensembles, novel uncertainty analysis techniques, Bayesian inference methods, emerging techniques of data assimilation and model optimization.
Abstracts are now invited on the following topics and symposiums. They should be submitted using the online abstract submission system.
Abstract Submission Deadline: 12 November 2021
- Dynamic ecosystem models
- Uncertainty analysis
- Ensemble modelling
- Data assimilation and optimization techniques
- Machine learning and (big) data
- Model integration, metamodels
- Individual-based modelling
- Software and tools
- Bioenergetics: Dynamic energy budget models
- Network modelling
- Models of socio-ecological systems
- Models of global, climate and land-use change
- Sustainability and resilience
- Ecosystem services
- Biodiversity and conservation
- Community models
- Marine ecology and fisheries
- Freshwaters (lakes and rivers)
- Models of epidemics
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- Applications of a SWAT model to evaluate the contribution of the Tafna catchment (north-west Africa) to the nitrate load entering the Mediterranean Sea
- Prototype of a predictive Pyrodinium bahamense monitoring system for Eastern Visayas Philippines
- Zoning criteria of Samar Island Natural Park (SINP): a GIS-aided protected area zoning
- Assessment of the factors affecting the existence of wetlands: The case of Cheleleka wetlands, Sidama Region, Ethiopia
- Modelling approaches for the biomonitoring and assessment of environmental stress
- Review of prediction models application in surface water quality
- Measuring the resilience of exploitation systems from agricultural water based on good governance principles
- Investigating the effects of urban expansion on the conservation of coastal vegetation environments: Case of Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality, South Africa
- Novelty predictors for shrub (and climbers) ecological niche modelling, based on their succession stage
- Future of process-based ecological models for lakes
- Ecological and environmental impacts modeling in renewable energy utilization
- Networks: A symposium on (socio-)ecological connectivity
- Analyzing policies that support a sustainable, shared-prosperity economy across 50 countries
- Model of socio-ecological system including questions of poverty, inequality, ethics and justice in the societies of low income countries
- Climate change effects on shrimp’s distribution of commercial importance in the Gulf of California
- Population invasion, dispersal and assessment under stressful environmental conditions
- Emergence and stability of mutualistic interactions
- Machine learning for wildlife ecological conservation
- Dynamic biogeographic models– forecasting the effects of global changes for biodiversity conservation and environmental management
- Watershed ecosystems services modeling for assessment, management, and economic valuation
- Formalize description of regional sustainable development – theoretical basis
- Multispecies models informing management of aquatic systems
- Modelling and forecasting the impacts of climate change on host-parasite dynamics and disease
- Determination and comparison of urban heat islands with landsat data analysis and urban cooling model, case study of Edirne District
- Modeling human impacts for ecosystem-based management
- Modelling approaches to support social-ecological system interactions in a changing environment
- The succession rate of phytoplanktonin the power plant cooling-reservoir in Siberia
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Call for Papers 2021 Special Focus: Responding to Climate Change as an Emergency
On behalf of the organizing committee, we are pleased to share with you the Call for Papers for the Thirteenth International Conference on Climate Change: Impacts & Responses (Online Only), UBC Robson Square, Vancouver, Canada, 8–9 April 2021.
The Climate Change: Impacts & Responses Research Network is brought together by a common concern for the science of, and social responses to, climate change. We seek to build an epistemic community where we can make linkages across disciplinary, geographic, and cultural boundaries. As a Research Network, we are defined by our scope and concerns and motivated to build strategies for action framed by our shared themes and tensions. Online Only in 2021 // Blended 2022 Due to current travel restrictions—and uncertainty on the date these restrictions will end—we have decided to continue with only the online component of the 2021 conference. We are nonetheless excited to announce the online conference will be delivered on the CGScholar platform – developed by the Common Ground Media Lab, the research and technology arm of Common Ground Research Networks. We seek to build for our Research Network Members flexible, and at the same time resilient, spaces for communication, engagement, and participation.
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Sent: Mardi 10 Août 2021 18:49:36
Subject: Open PhD position in the field of ecological-economic mdelling
for an interdispinary project on conservation biological control that integrates ecology, economics, climate science and mathematical modelling, I am looking for a PhD student who addresses the modelling part (Topic 2 in the attached call, another open position (Topic 1) is for a climate scientist). The research group is located at the Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg (Chair of Economics) in Cottbus, Germany; the PhD student will be able to choose between that site and the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (Department of Ecological Modelling) in Leipzig, Germany. Both institutions offer an open, international and productive working atmosphere and are leaders in the modelling of social-ecological systems. Deadline for application is September 8, 2021. Further details can be found in the attached document. I’d be very grateful if you could distribute the call to interested candidates. Please apologise if this dissemination leads to cross posting.
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ, Leipzig, Germany
Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg, Cottbus, Germany
Professor Roland H. Lamberson
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Humboldt State University
Arcata, CA 95521
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