Calls for scholarship and research fund applications

Call for nomination to Lamberson Award 2019

Dear RMA members,
I wish you a very happy new year 2019.
The Rollie Lamberson Award celebrates the contribution of Professor Emeritus Rollie Lamberson to the field of natural resource modeling and the growth of the Resource Modeling Association by recognizing each year an outstanding paper in natural resource modeling in the previous two years. See http://resourcemodeling.org/lamberson/ or below for more details.
All papers published in journal Natural Resource Modeling during the previous two calendar years (namely 2017-2018) will be considered automatically provided at least one of the authors is a current member.
Papers published in other journals may be nominated for consideration provided at least one of the co-authors is a current RMA member. To be considered, the submission must comprise:
  • an electronic version of the paper in English,
  • a nominating letter specifying why the paper is deserving of the Rollie Lamberson Award. 
Send me your nominations  <luc.doyen@u-bordeaux.fr> or to RMA contact http://resourcemodeling.org/contact_us/. The submission for the 2019 award will be closed on January 31, 2019.
Regards
Luc Doyen
President RMA

Queensland Water Modelling Network – FOUR PHD SCHOLARSHIPS

http://watercentre.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/QWMN-Innovation-Program-PhD-scholarships.pdf

 

 

Queensland Water Modelling Network
Copyright © 2018 Queensland Water Modelling Network. All rights reserved.

FOUR PHD SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE

The Queensland Government has funded the Queensland Water Modelling Network (QWMN) to develop a broad network and build the capacity of the modelling of surface water and groundwater resources in the state.
Through the QWMN Innovation Program, the QWMN will support innovation in the sector and enhance modelling capacity by placing a cohort of PhD students with host universities and key industry partners to carry out applied research in water modelling, for natural resources management and environmental outcomes.
BENEFITS

As a PhD student (Innovation Associate), you will receive a stipend and generous top up, industry-relevant water modelling experience, and mentoring and personal development carried out through the university, industry partner and the QWMN. As an Innovation Associate you will be expected to become an industry leader in innovation and technology in the water modelling sector.
PROJECTS

Titles of the PhD projects under the Innovation Program, and their respective university supervisors and industry partners, are:

  • Project 1: “Modelling water quality in ungauged Great Barrier Reef catchments”
    (University of Southern Queensland / Bureau of Meteorology)
  • Project 2: “Fate and transport of sediment and pathogens in water supply reservoirs”
    (The University of Queensland / Griffith University / Seqwater)
  • Project 3: “Human and climate driven pressures on groundwater and surface water resources of the Gold Coast”
    (Griffith University / The University of Queensland / City of Gold Coast)
    Project 4: “Quantifying evapotranspiration in groundwater dependent ecosystems”
    (Queensland University of Technology / Queensland Government – Department of Environment and Science)

APPLY

There are two steps to applying for a PhD scholarship under the QWMN Innovation Associates program. You must complete both steps in order to be considered for one of the four PhD scholarships.

  • Step 1
    Once you have selected the project you are interested in, you must complete and submit an application to the relevant host university for that PhD project.
  • Step 2
    You will also need to submit an application for the top-up scholarship to the QWMN. The application to the QWMN must include: confirmation of receipt of the PhD application (Step 1) to the host university, a targeted CV, and a 2-page cover letter.

FIND OUT MORE

Queensland Water Modelling Network

Copyright © 2018 Queensland Water Modelling Network. All rights reserved.

Susan Cuddy | Team leader | Basin Management Outcomes | CSIRO Land and Water |
GPO Box 1700, Canberra ACT 2601 | T: +61 2 6246 5705 | 0477 714 466 susan.cuddy@csiro.au
MSSANZ Fellow and Committee Secretary | Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand Inc http://mssanz.org.au
iEMSs Fellow and Board member | International Environmental Modelling and Software Society http://www.iemss.org

 

 

Funded MSc and PhD positions at Memorial University of Newfoundland

There are several funded MSc and PhD positions available starting in the fall semester 2019 at the Quantitative Fisheries Ecosystems Lab (QFEL) at the Center for Fisheries Ecosystems Research (CFER) at the Marine Institute, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada. We work with the fishing industry and government partners on research to support sustainable fisheries in the Northwest Atlantic. More information is available at: https://www.mi.mun.ca/departments/centreforfisheriesecosystemsresearch/ocichair/

CFER continues to expand and students will join a dynamic research and training environment. The student is encouraged to develop their own projects within the broad scope of our funded research program. The student will be part of the Marine Institute’s graduate program in fish stock assessment (https://www.mi.mun.ca/programsandcourses/programs/fisheriessciencestockassessmentmasterofsciencemscdegree/) and will receive state-of-the-art training in modelling marine fish productivity contributing to improved fish stock assessment models. This will include advanced training in estimation of spatial and state-space ecological models. Career opportunities for graduates are excellent.

Desirable candidates will have strong scientific credentials in ecology, fishery science, statistics or another relevant field. Preference will be given to applicants 1) with demonstrated expertise in quantitative skills in ecology or stock assessment 2) who can code efficiently in R or other programming languages, and 3) who have a publication record (PhD students).

Funding is guaranteed for the entire length of the master (2 years) and PhD program (4 years) and fully covers tuition and living expenses.

To apply for this position: send a current curriculum vitae and letter of interest/career goals, unofficial transcripts of all college course work, and the names and contact information for two professional references to:

Dr. Noel Cadigan (Noel.Cadigan@mi.mun.ca), Dr. Jin Gao (Jin.Gao@mi.mun.ca), Dr. Fan Zhang (Fan.Zhang@mi.mun.ca). Please contact Drs. Cadigan, Gao and Zhang directly with any questions about these positions. Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until suitable candidates are identified.

 

“Initiative of Excellence of the University of Bordeaux” recruitment opportunities

We are pleased to inform you that several recruitment opportunities are currently or will soon be promoted within the framework “Initiative of Excellence of the University of Bordeaux” (IdEx University of Bordeaux), granted by the French national program Investing for the future.

Three individual calls for application are already published, each of them describing application modalities, examination processes and applicable calendars:

  • Post-doctoral fellowship program: it is addressed to high-profile international young candidates promoting their own project to be developed in one of the site research teams;
  • Junior Chairs: supporting young, high-profile international researchers in setting up a research activity within one of Bordeaux academic laboratories;
  • Visiting Scholars, expected to contribute with their unique expertise to the development of research projects, training programs, innovation in higher education, or technology transfer.

We thank you for relaying this information to any person who might be interested in these opportunities.

Call for applications are available on the website: https://idex.u-bordeaux.fr/Talents

 

Julie GIRY
Chargée de projets de recherche
Département SHS

Bureau N104
Avenue Léon Duguit, 33608 Pessac cedex
T. 05 56 84 29 36
lundi, mardi, jeudi, vendredi
www.u-bordeaux.fr

University of Bordeaux Initiative of Excellence fellowships

Several recruitment opportunities are currently or will soon be promoted within the framework “Initiative of Excellence of the University of Bordeaux” (IdEx University of Bordeaux), granted by the French national program Investing for the future.

Three individual calls for application are already published, each of them describing application modalities, examination processes and applicable calendars:

– Post-doctoral fellowship program: it is addressed to high-profile international young candidates promoting their own project to be developed in one of the site research teams;

– Junior Chairs: supporting young, high-profile international researchers in setting up a research activity within one of Bordeaux academic laboratories;

– Visiting Scholars, expected to contribute with their unique expertise to the development of research projects, training programs, innovation in higher education, or technology transfer.

Call for applications are available on the website: https://idex.u-bordeaux.fr/Talents

[MSSANZ] 4-year funded PhD scholarships for modelling the Great Barrier Reef

Please pass this on to any qualified students who may be interested. I have available two four-year funded PhD scholarships to work with me at the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) and James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, on projects relating to modelling the Great Barrier Reef.

The projects are:
Biogeochemical modelling of tropical marine ecosystems in the context of climate change
and:
Modelling plastic pollution in the Great Barrier Reef
You can find details on eligibility and how to apply at
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__staging-2Daims.jcu.edu.au_phd-2Dscholarships_&d=DwIFaQ&c=JnBkUqWXzx2bz-3a05d47Q&r=i9cdSV9X63v0hyQ3WdvBxCvbzrElKqc2CZovMFXdkA0&m=m6a5wGxtb1yXaGRn8Bu2MvvKulLTF53nNEkp6cnMlhI&s=g5pAO6uhy7oKglFcdYPr7aEorqlWo-PVprBJ4CzoNWo&e=
In addition to the eligibility requirements, I am looking for students who have a strong quantitative background, some programming experience, and an interest in marine science. These are very well supported PhD scholarships and AIMS is a world-leader in tropical marine science and a great place to work. I'd be happy for students to contact me with any questions.

Cheers,

Barbara

Dr Barbara Robson
Principal Research Scientist - Biogeochemical Modeller
Australian Institute of Marine Science
PMB 3 | Townsville MC QLD 4810 | Australia
Tel. (+61) 7 4753 4324 | Mob. (+61) 422 175 792

PhD opportunities in modelling hydrology-ecology interactions within the Hydrology & Water Resources group in Uni Melbourne School of Engineering

PhD top up scholarship – Understanding and managing climate risks to waterway health in unregulated river systems

https://nrmjobs.com.au/jobs/2018/20001126/PhD_top_up_scholarship_Understanding_and_managing_climate_risks_to_waterway_health_in_unregulated_river_systems

PhD project with industry funding – Modelling shoreline vegetation to inform operations of Lake Victoria, NSW

https://nrmjobs.com.au/jobs/2018/20001125/PhD_project_with_industry_funding_Modelling_shoreline_vegetation_to_inform_operations_of_Lake_Victoria_NSW

PhD top up scholarship – Improving flow-ecology models to improve environmental water management in a changing climate

https://nrmjobs.com.au/jobs/2018/20001124/PhD_top_up_scholarship_Improving_flowecology_models_to_improve_environmental_water_management_in_a_changing_climate

PhD Scholarship in Fisheries and Fisheries Ecosystem Impact Modelling – DTU

A PhD Scholarship in Fisheries and Fisheries Ecosystem Impact Modelling is available at the National Institute of Aquatic Resources (DTU Aqua) with starting date May 2017. The scholarship is financed by National and EU Research Projects and supported by the DTU Aqua PhD School.

The project will primarily be carried out in affiliation to the Section for Ecosystem-based Management which is situated in Lyngby, Denmark. DTU Aqua is an institute at the Technical University of Denmark.

The purpose of DTU Aqua is to provide research, advice and education at the highest international level within the sustainable exploitation of living marine and freshwater resources, the biology of aquatic organisms and the development of ecosystems as well as their integration in ecosystem-based management. The institute has an international research staff comprising approx. 120 academic employees.

Project description
The overall aim is to model the interlinked marine fisheries, fish stock, and benthic habitat/community dynamics and their interactions with focus on ecosystem impacts of fisheries and fisheries management. This involves application and further development of bio-economic spatial and agent-based modelling techniques for simulating individual fishing vessels moving in some (e.g. virtual) marine environment. The project offers opportunity for making significant advance in an important field of fisheries research concerning estimating the various ecological and socio-economics trade-offs among fisheries incomes, the sustainability of the fish stocks harvested, and the impacts and sensitivity of the benthic habitats/communities given different fisheries management options. This further integrates aspects of fishing fleet economics and drivers linked to the varying agent´s decision making. Mitigating fisheries in time and space is considered an attractive management solution provided that recent data can support highly resolved risk assessment model¬ling tools and simulations to document and anticipate potential long term effects and expected related benefits of management scenarios and actions within the ecological-economic system under concern.

The specific purposes are to:

  • Application and further development of bio-economic spatial and agent based modelling and simulation methodology;
  • Estimating ecological and socio-economics trade-offs of management scenarios with respect to fisheries economic effects, harvested stock sustainability, and benthic impacts;
  • Evaluate fisheries interactions with occupation of space by other marine sectors (renewable energy, large marine constructions, aquaculture, transport/shipping, conservation such as Natura2000 areas / benthic sensitive habitats,  etc.) with respect to their ecological-economic effects;
  • Modelling fisheries with fine spatial resolution to enable local and regional maritime spatial planning (MSP);
  • Literature review of empirical studies to incorporate the effect of fishing pressure on benthic habitats per type of fishing gear;
  • Participate in coupling the bio-economic spatial and agent based modelling tool to a state-of-the-art spatial fish population modelling framework concerning resource ocurrence.

The focus case study will be the Baltic and North Sea areas and the main modelling platform tool to be used and expanded will be DISPLACE (www.displace-project.org)

Qualifications
We are looking for a candidate who has:

  • Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree in Aquatic Science & Technology or similar;
  • Previous experience in marine and fisheries research, and population, fisheries and ecosystem dynamics;
  • Proven experience and strong skills in modelling and  quantitative and statistical analyses;
  • Proficiency in at least two programming languages among R and Matlab, C++, Python and GIS;
  • Interests and preferences for agent based modelling;
  • Knowledge on (fisheries) economics;
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English;
  • Keen interest in desk-only research and for working within the field of marine and aquatic sciences.

Approval and Enrolment
The scholarships for the PhD degree are subject to academic approval, and the candidates will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes of DTU. For information about the general requirements for enrolment and the general planning of the scholarship studies, please see the DTU PhD Guide.
Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by Sen. Sci. Francois Bastardie, Prof. J. Rasmus Nielsen, Sci. Grete Dinesen, and Sen. Sci. Ole R. Eigaard, DTU Aqua.

Salary and appointment terms
The salary and appointment terms are consistent with the current rules for PhD degree students at DTU.

The period of employment is 3 years.

Further information
For further information about the project, please contact Sen. Sci. Francois Bastardie, fba@aqua.dtu.dk

General information may be obtained from Christine Cecilie Hastrup chci@aqua.dtu.dk (+45) 3588 3001

Please do not send applications by e-mail, instead apply online as described below.

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 1 April 2017.

Applications must be submitted as one pdf file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online,” fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one pdf file. The file must include:

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and excel spreadsheet here)
  • Description of skills according to qualifications.

Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their master’s degree, but cannot begin before having received it.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

The purpose of DTU Aqua is to provide research, advice and education at the highest international level within the sustainable exploitation of living marine and freshwater resources, the biology of aquatic organisms and the dynamics of ecosystems as well as their integration in ecosystem-based management. DTU Aqua has 260 employees, of whom a third are scientific staff. The other employees are assistant biologists, laboratory technicians, IT employees, administrative staff, ship’s crew, student assistants etc. The institute is organized into eight scientific sections which carry out the research, educational and advisory activities. In addition, the institute has a number of scientific and administrative support functions, including the research vessel DANA. DTU Aqua has employees in Charlottenlund, Silkeborg, Nykøbing Mors and Hirtshals as well as on Dana.You can read more about DTU Aqua on www.aqua.dtu.dk

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 5,800 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society; and our 10,600 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government, and public agencies.

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