Postdoctoral announcement

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 :

https://wwz.ifremer.fr/institut_eng/Ifremer-careers/Research-grants/Post-doctoral-researchers

Postdoctoral Associate – Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability (CSIS) at Michigan State University

Postdoctoral Associate

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
liuji@msu.edu

http://csis.msu.edu/people/jianguo-liu

** Dr. Liu will be at the telecoupling workshop on April 9 and telecoupling symposium on April 10 during the US-IALE meeting in Baltimore, and would be happy to meet with potential candidates. **

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.

Apply here

PhD research opportunity in bio-economic modelling – France (Ifremer, UMR AMURE, Brest) and Australia (CSIRO, Hobart):

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):

https://theses.u-bretagneloire.fr/sml/theses-2017/evaluation-de-regles-de-controle-des-cap-1/@@download/pdf_fr/Thebaud_Macher_AMURE_BioecoViabilite_en.pdf

Applications are via the doctoral school web site:

https://theses.u-bretagneloire.fr/sml/theses-2017/evaluation-de-regles-de-controle-des-cap-1/++add++Candidate

postdoc position EU-ERC project bio-economic modelling

Dear All,

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:
https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/180356

Thank you very much for circulating,

Elena

Postdoctoral/Research Fellow Position at ANU

The Research School of Earth Sciences at the Australian National University invites applications for Postdoctoral Fellow (Level A) or Research Fellow (Level B) in ocean-sea ice modelling.

The Postdoctoral Fellow / Research Fellow is based in the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics (GFD) group to undertake research into the development and evaluation of global, high-resolution ocean and sea ice model configurations. The Postdoctoral/ Research Fellow is expected to liaise and collaborate with Consortium for Ocean-Sea Ice Modelling in Australia (COSIMA) partners to contribute the Australian research community through the research initiative of COSIMA consortium.

A PhD in physical oceanography, climate science, geophysical fluid dynamics or other relevant field is required as well as demonstrated experience in the modelling the ocean circulation and/or the coupled ocean-sea ice system.

For more information about this position please see the following link:
<http://jobs.anu.edu.au/cw/en/ job/515488/postdoctoral- fellow-research-fellow-in- oceansea-ice-modelling>
or contact Associate Professor Andy Hogg at andy.hogg

Classification: Postdoctoral Fellow (Level A) /Research Fellow (Level B)
Salary package: Academic Level A ($68,307 – $86,646) Academic Level B ($94,287 – $107,381) + 17% Superannuation
Terms: Continuing (contingent funded) appointment of three (3) years. The appointment may be extended subject to the availability of funding.

——
Dr Andy Hogg
Associate Professor

Geophysical Fluid Dynamics
Research School of Earth Sciences
Australian National University

T: +61 (0)2 6125 9962
E: andy.hogg W: rses.anu.edu.au/people/dr- andy-hogg

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Call for nomination for the Lamberson Award 2017

The Rollie Lamberson Award celebrates the contribution of Professor Rollie Lamberson to the field of natural resource modeling and the growth of the Resource Modeling Association by recognizing each year the most outstanding paper in natural resource modeling in the previous two years. See  http://resourcemodeling.org/lamberson/ or below for more details.

  •  Only current RMA members are eligible for the award.
  • All papers published in Natural Resource Modeling during the previous two calendar years (namely 2015-2016) 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 member. To be considered, the submission must comprise:
  1. an electronic version of the paper in English,
  2. a nominating letter specifying why the paper is deserving of the Rollie Lamberson Award. Criteria below. 

Send your nominations to RMA presidence or to RMA contact from the website. The submission for the award 2017 will be closed on January 20, 2017.

The Lamberson prize will be delivered to the winners during the 2017 RMA conference to be held in Barcelona on June 6-9, 2017.

Spring 2016

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