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:
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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.
Abstracts are invited to:
The Mediterranean Institute of marine and terrestrial Biodiversity and Ecology (IMBE, Aix Marseille Université – CNRS – IRD – Université Avignon) is the local organizer.
We expect this event to be the most significant event in 2016 for the ecological sciences in the French-speaking world – with about 1000 academics, students and stakeholders expected to meet in the splendid Pharo Congress Center for exchange and discussions around the latest advances in basic and applied ecological sciences.
Note that the conference will be held in English.
You can find on our website the last news about this event with e.g. the lists of keynote speakers and symposia.
Our call for abstracts is now open and will remain so until April 20.
Looking forward to see you in Marseille in October!
From: Ecological Society of America: grants, jobs, news [ECOLOG-L@LISTSERV.UMD.EDU] on behalf of ESA-IPBES [ipbes@ESA.ORG] Sent: Friday, 21 August 2015 2:06 AM
Subject: [ECOLOG-L] IPBES: Participate in global assessments on invasive species and sustainable use of biodiversity remotely
The Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) is a global program intended to strengthen the role of science in decision-making related to the conservation and sustainable management of biodiversity and ecosystem services.
IPBES has an exciting opportunity for experts to participate in the assessment scoping process online. IPBES is holding an online conference to scope the following two assessments:
* (a) the thematic of assessment invasive alien species and their control
* (b) the thematic assessment of sustainable use and conservation of biodiversity and strengthening capacities and tools
The e-conference will take place in three sessions over three weeks from September 7-25th, 2015.
It will be implemented as an internet forum/discussion board. Experts will discuss various elements relevant to the scoping reports by posting, reading, and replying on structured discussion boards. At the end of each week, a synthesis report will be prepared based on comments and discussions held during the week. The next week’s discussions will build on the discussions of the previous week. By the end of the third week, the intention is to have a draft that will resemble as much as possible the structure of the final scoping reports.
Register to participate here!
For more information, visit: http://esa.org/ipbes/econference/
From: Ecological Society of America: grants, jobs, news [ECOLOG-L@LISTSERV.UMD.EDU] on behalf of Leocadio Blanco Bercial [leocadio_blanco@HOTMAIL.COM]
Sent: Wednesday, 5 August 2015 12:14 AM
Subject: [ECOLOG-L] OS2016 session – Exploring the Spatial and Temporal Scales of Marine Animal Response to Global Change
We would like to introduce a session for the next 2016 Ocean Sciences Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, on 21-26 February.
Exploring the Spatial and Temporal Scales of Marine Animal Response to Global Change
Session ID: 9500
Session Topic: Marine Ecosystems
As anthropogenic influences on marine environments increase, there is considerable scientific and practical interest in understanding how animals will respond. There is increasing awareness, however, that understanding how species will fare requires explorations of the interface between the response of individual organisms to the suite of co-occurring stressors and larger scale variability in exposure and sensitivity. There are strong temporal factors, such as adaptation and seasonality which interact with spatial components, such as connectivity and inter-population variation in environment and sensitivity, that will influence the capacity of a species as a whole to cope with environmental changes. New approaches, including studies of seasonality, application of time-series datasets, comparative analyses across broad spatial scales, integration of circulation patterns, observations of the influence of migration and dispersal on adaptation responses, and multi-generational experiments will pave the way for this more nuanced understanding of species response. Innovative multidisciplinary approaches require opportunities for researchers approaching these larger scale problems to interact, cross-fertilizing ideas. This session thus aims to bring together studies applying a number of disciplines to characterize the influence of temporal and spatial variation on the genetics, ecology and physiology of marine animals, particularly in the context of changing physical and chemical landscapes.
Chairs: Leocadio Blanco-Bercial (Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences), Hannes Baumann (University of Connecticut), Melissa H. Pespeni (University of Vermont) and Amy E. Maas (Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences).
The abstract submission site is now open. All animals, no matter the size, are welcome!
We hope to see you there!
The course will be in Spanish. Register at www.cclatam.org
WHAT: A unique course on the Impacts of Climate Change and its Impacts in Latin America taught by 21 Latin American scientists to empower resource managers, decision makers, stakeholders, scientists to cope with climate and global changes. The course aims to provide users with a good understanding of current climate change science as well as analytical abilities in the following areas: impact of climate change on biodiversity and ecosystem services, impact of environmental global changes, international mechanisms to cope with impacts on biodiversity and the economics of climate change
HOW: This MOOC provides background information, frameworks and real case studies in the social, biological and economic dimensions, which are required to promote sustainability in Latin America.
WHY: Enhance cooperation, capacity building to understand the impacts caused by climate and global changes in Latin America to raise awareness of current scientific knowledge and promote free exchange among scientists and institutions in the region.
The MOOC promotes target 13.3: Improve education, awareness-raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning
WHEN: The course will be launched on November 7th at the UNFCCC COP-22. The course is free, there are no exams or assignments or fixed schedule. The main goal is to share knowledge.
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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.
How to apply
Enquiries about the position should be addressed to Dr Mike Craig either by email at email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications close: Friday, 31 March 2017.
This scholarship is open to Australian and New Zealand citizens.
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