We are starting a new research initiative in Conservation Science here at University of Tennessee building on a number of new faculty hires that we have made in the area.
We are now looking to recruit a cohort of excellent conservation-centric graduate students as part of this effort. We will be offering fully funded studentships for students interested in pursuing Masters or PhD study.
We would be very grateful for any help you can give with getting the word out to potential applicants.
1. The details about the opportunity are given here: http://eeb.bio.utk.edu/con-sci-grads/
2. I have also attached a US letter sized poster version of the same information.
3. Finally, if social media will work better, here it is at 140 characters.
“ Funded PhD & Masters in Conservation Science at U Tennessee. Great for US & international applicants. http://eeb.bio.utk.edu/con-sci-grads “
Thank you in anticipation of any help that you can give with getting the word out to prospective students.
Paul R. Armsworth,
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology,
University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated researcher to join our group for a 2-years post-doctoral fellow (starting late 2017-early 2018) based in the Fisheries Ecology group, research unit Ecology and Ecosystem Health, Agrocampus Ouest (Rennes, France).
The researcher will develop integrated population dynamic models to explore the meta-population dynamics of nursery-dependent flatfish in the Eastern Channel, and its consequences on stock assessment and for spatial management.
A detailed description of the post-doctoral position in attached to the present email.
For further information and application, please contact Dr Etienne RIVOT ; Agrocampus Ouest, UMR ESE Ecology and Ecosystem Health, Fisheries Ecology Group ; Etienne.rivot ; tel : +33 2 23 48 59 34.
The closing date for application is 30th of September 2017. Please apply preferentially by email, enclosing your CV.
Please distribute this message to anyone that you think may be interested or to any group or institution that might have suitable candidates.
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):
Deliverables of the Postdoctoral Researcher:
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.
Three vacancies at CSIRO that are now live on the external website.
Here are the links:
Closing date is 1 Sept 2017
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