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SEAS postdoctoral research fellow in coastal ecology
University of Bergen, Department of Biological Sciences This position is connected to coastal ecology with a focus on macroalgae and their abiotic and biotic interactions, including anthropogenic stressors. Emphasis is put on their adaptations to the seasonal environment of temperate and high-latitude coastal systems and the seasonal dynamics of these prominent primary producers and foundation species. For further details about the research possibilities please contact Professor Kjersti Sjøtun (Kjersti.Sjotun@uib.no) and/or Professor Øystein Varpe (Oystein.Varpe@uib.no).
Two Postdoctoral Research Fellow positions on the contribution of fisheries to sustainable food systems
University of Bergen, Department of Biological Sciences At the Department of Biological Sciences, University of Bergen, we seek two postdoctoral research fellows to fill the following positions:
A) Modelling of the marine food system to increase food production while reducing climate impact. The approach will be to develop and analyse models of marine trophic ecology, integrate greenhouse gas emissions estimated for representative fisheries using Life Cycle Assessment, and identify desirable future food system states.
B) Integrating modelled impacts across land-based and marine food systems to identify paths towards global sustainability. By using equilibrium analysis and the marginal effects on Life Cycle Assessment impact categories, the aim is to quantify the effect of changing the exploitation patterns in different marine ecosystems and compare consequences of marine food production with land-based foods.
The positions are for a fixed term of three years and are associated with Theoretical Ecology Group and the project “How can fisheries contribute more to a sustainable future?” funded by The Research Council of Norway.
PhD position in psychology on sustainable seafood production and consumption
University of Bergen, Department of Biological Sciences There is a vacancy for a PhD position at the Department of Psychosocial Science, Faculty of Psychology, University of Bergen. The position is for a fixed-term period of 3 years, with a starting date in the first quarter of 2022. The position is affiliated with the project: «How can fisheries contribute more to a sustainable future?», funded by the Norwegian Research Council. About the project/work tasks: The project is interdisciplinary; the other disciplines involved besides psychology include biological oceanography and marine ecology, plus external partners from industry, NGOs, and government agencies. The project investigates the role of fisheries and society in shaping future sustainable seafood production. The PhD position is part of a work package that focuses on the role of citizens and consumers. The PhD project aims at mapping peoples’ values towards nature and food production across sea and land as well as at studying people’s beliefs, preferences, judgments, and decisions in the context of sustainable food choices. The planned methods include surveys and lab experiments. The tasks of the PhD entail active involvement in and independent contributions to all phases of the research project, such as literature review, study design, data collection, data analysis, scientific publications, and conference contributions. The appointed candidate will be affiliated with the research group DICE (Bergen laboratory for the study of Decision, Intuition, Consciousness, and Emotion) at the Department of Psychosocial Science. Main supervisor is Professor Gisela Böhm.
University of Bergen, Department of Biological Sciences PhD position in biological oceanography There is a vacancy for a PhD Research Fellow in biological oceanography at the Department of Biological Sciences, University of Bergen. The position is for a fixed-term period of 3 years with the possibility of a 4th year with compulsory work (e.g. teaching duties at the Department). The position is associated with the Theoretical Ecology Group and the project “How can fisheries contribute more to a sustainable future?” funded by The Research Council of Norway.
About the project/work tasks The project is motivated by the observation that the oceans harbour half the global primary production but produce only 2% of human food and 6% of dietary protein. We will use that insight to take a step back, consider fisheries as a food system, and deliberately try to ignore current practices and beliefs as we reimagine their role: What would fisheries look like if UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, and the Convention on Biological Diversity were allowed to define the objective as maximizing food production while minimizing footprint? This PhD project will explore and further develop an existing microbial food-web model developed for the euphotic zone by T.F. Thingstad (University of Bergen) and colleagues. This model is characterised by three competing microbial pathways that affect services including food production for higher trophic levels, dissolved organic matter (DOM) degradation, and ocean carbon sequestration. The project will address “hidden routes” from mineral nutrients to (mesopelagic)fish that are ignored in the classical NPZ (Nutrient-Phytoplankton-Zooplankton) modelling approach, and explore the consequences of these routes for trophic transfer efficiencies and carrying capacities for fish production. This requires to further develop the model to include resolution of the water column (from 0D to 1D) and the addition of state variables needed to explore consequences for tro
SEAS postdoctoral research fellow in physical fjord oceanography
University of Bergen This position is connected to the physical oceanography group at the Geophysical Institute, UiB and offers the possibility to do research on processes influencing the physical and geo-bio-chemical environment in fjord basins. The position is open to an incoming candidate. The successful candidate will be employed at the Geophysical Institute, University of Bergen and included in a multi-disciplinary group working on fjord environment within the Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research. For further details about the research possibilities please contact Elin Darelius (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Mari S. Myksvoll (email@example.com).
Université de Caen Normandie Development of spatialized population models for short-lived species using environmental data : application to English Channel Cephalopods
Associate Professor in Fisheries Technology
DTU Aqua DTU invites applications for a position as Associate Professor in Fisheries Technology. The Associate Professor will be affiliated with the National Institute of Aquatic Resources (DTU Aqua), Section for Fisheries Technology, and based in Hirtshals.
The Section for Fisheries Technology works with technological development of fishing gears, techniques and methods that can contribute to promoting economic and environmental sustainability in the fishing industry, and that can support society's need to regulate fishing. It has approximately 15 scientific staff and has strong collaborative networks within fisheries technology, not only in Europe but also throughout the world.
We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment with excellent facilities for experimental studies and scientific cruise-based research. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterised by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.
Responsibilities and qualifications We expect in-depth experience with: teaching and supervision at all academic levels as well as engaging students in active learning processes; involvement in advice provision projects to improve research-based management decisions; involved in attracting external research funding from national and international foundations; national and international collaboration with leading scientists and disseminating scientific results with a high impact on the research field; coordinating and participating in sea trials on board research and commercial fishing vessels;
IFREMER, French Research Institute for the Sea 5 years Research Chair position on either of the two topics : 1/Cumulative impacts on the marine environment or 2/ Contaminants, sea and health. Included scientist salary, at least one PhD student and one post-doctoral student, together with operating costs and possibly investment costs. Junior or senior accepted, min 4 years after PhD
SEAS postdoctoral research fellow in epistemic, value-based, and societal aspects of marine sustainability
University of Bergen Several thematic options exist for this position, including "Evolving Marine Science-Society-Policy Nexus," which encompasses but is not limited to 3 sub-themes central to Dr Mimi E. Lam’s interests and expertise:
1. Evolution of human values, behavioural norms, and rules relating to past, present, and future coastal and/or marine contexts and resource use. This is investigated using human eco-cultural niche construction theory and agent-based modelling.
2. Marine values, identities, and behaviours in fisheries and/or seafood value chains. This includes: conceptually, to identify marine values, identities and behaviours and how they inter-relate; and empirically, to integrate this understanding into marine policy and governance frameworks.
3. Management, policy, and governance of human coastal and marine activities within seascapes. This merges sense of place with modelling to evaluate trade-offs among management scenarios in an ethical value-based framework resonant with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Postdoctoral candidates are invited to propose research projects that fit within any of these 3 sub-themes or to propose other projects that fall within Dr Lam’s research interests and competence.
Application deadline: October 31st, 2021.
Apply via Jobbnorge ID-209764: https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/209764/seas-postdoctoral-research-fellow-in-epistemic-value-based-and-societal-aspects-of-marine-sustainability
Economist / fleet dynamics researcher
University of Washington SAFS See link for complete description. We are open to non-economists with appropriate skills conducting this research.
The postdoctoral researcher will play a central role in the interdisciplinary project, “Alaska Climate Integrated Modeling Project Phase 2 (ACLIM-2): next generation coupled modeling to support climate resilience in the Bering Sea social-ecological system.” Fishing communities and fleets rely on diverse natural resources and markets and may be able to adapt to these changes, but complex interactions among ecological responses, social and economic conditions, and management measures can shape adaptive potential. Impacts may be disproportionate among fleets and individuals with divergent vulnerabilities. Fishing in the Bering Sea involves a dynamic process of targeting some species and avoiding others and adjusting targeting behavior in light of changes experienced within a given year. Along with shifting (overlapping) distributions, significant management measures impact the fleets’ ability to catch allocated quotas. In previous work (ACLIM-1), management strategy evaluations (MSEs) revealed important management-induced stabilizing dynamics for pollock and other groundfish fisheries, as well as limits and tipping points in catch (around mid-century). The spatial complexity of biological modeling efforts in ACLIM-2 will significantly expand MSEs of new climate-informed management options (such as climate-informed control rules, spatial management measures, alternative catch share and bycatch reduction incentive systems, alternative seasonal and area closures, etc.) to include realistic spatial fisheries models, enabling translation of spatial patterns of harvest and benefits to communities.
Postdoctoral position in marine ecosystem modelling
MARBEC We are advertising one 24-months post-doctoral position in the framework of the H2020 project TRIATLAS (South and tropical Atlantic climate-based marine ecosystem prediction for sustainable management, https://triatlas.w.uib.no). We seek one talented scientist in marine population and ecosystem modeling. The position will be located in Sète, in the South of France, in the MARine Biodiversity, Exploitation and Conservation (MARBEC) laboratory (https://umr-marbec.fr/ ) and will include trips in Cape Town in South Africa to work with the DAFF scientists involved in the project.
Assessing the predictive capabilities of coupled climate to population, ecosystem and fisheries (E2E) models from seasonal to multi-decadal timescales, providing predictions at these scales and scenario-based projections at the centennial timescale are important objectives of the TRIATLAS project. For these purposes, different ecosystem models are being implemented in three tropical and south Atlantic case study regions that support regionally and globally important fisheries: the tropical Atlantic, the northeastern Brazil and the Southern Benguela.
In this perspective, the present postdoc position will focus on modeling the Benguela small pelagic (anchovy, sardine and round herring) populations using the integrated ecosystem model APECOSM1. This will involve applying the APECOSM model, using it to address specific ecological questions and potentially contributing to its development.
Thünen-Institut of Sea Fisheries The Institutes of Sea Fisheries and Baltic Sea Fisheries of the Johann Heinrich von Thünen Institute, Federal Research Institute for Rural Areas, Forests and Fisheries, are seeking for a scientist (f/m/d) (PostDoc position with focus on statistical modeling) to work in the BMBF project CoastalFutures ("Scenarios to Promote Sustainable Futures of Contested Marine Areas"). The position is subject to approval by the third-party funding body and starts on 01.01.2022 or as soon as possible thereafter. This is a full-time position (39 hours per week) for a period of max. 36 months. A successful candidate will join our working group in Bremerhaven. Both Thünen Institutes conduct research to support sustainable fisheries and advise the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) on the implementation of the European Common Fisheries Policy. The collaborative project "CoastalFutures" of the German Marine Research Alliance (DAM) aims to produce knowledge-based solutions to ensure future sustainable use of marine resources in the North and in the Baltic seas. One goal of the project is to develop novel end-to-end (E2E) cross-scale model systems for coastal areas to investigate possible impacts of future climate change and test anthropogenic pressures scenarios to provide science-based advice to decision makers. The main focus of the vacant position is to further develop existing species distribution models of fish in the North and Baltic Seas and to investigate the influences of climate-induced processes and human activities (offshore wind energy, coastal protection measures, nature parks) on the spatial distribution of commercially and ecologically important fish species. In addition, a successful candidate will participate in coupling of the species distribution models with other components of the E2E coastal model system and perform scenario simulations. For further information: https://www.thuenen.de/en/infothek/stellenangebote/?&id=253&L=1&j
PhD Position in biophysical modelling
Thünen-Institut of Sea Fisheries The Institute of Sea Fisheries of the Johann Heinrich von Thünen Institute, Federal Research Institute for Rural Areas, Forests and Fisheries, is seeking for A Research Assistant (m/f/d) (PhD Position in biophysical modelling) to work in the BMBF project CoastalFutures ("Scenarios to Promote Sustainable Futures of Contested Marine Areas"). The position is subject to approval by the third-party funding body and starts on 01.01.2022 or as soon as possible thereafter. This is a part-time position (with 65% part-time employment, currently 25.35 hours per week) for a period of max. 36 months. A successful candidate will join our working group in Bremerhaven and receive an opportunity to write his/her doctoral thesis based on the research done in the scope of the project. The collaborative project "CoastalFutures" of the German Marine Research Alliance (DAM) aims to produce knowledge-based solutions to ensure future sustainable use of marine resources in the North and Baltic seas. One goal of the project is to develop novel end-to-end (E2E) cross-scale model systems for coastal areas to investigate possible impacts of future climate change and test anthropogenic pressures scenarios to provide science-based advice to decision makers. A successful candidate will co-develop individual-based biophysical models to investigate the influences of climate-driven processes and human activities (offshore wind energy, coastal protection measures, nature parks) on the growth and mortality of fish early-life stages in the North Sea. Furthermore, he/she will collaborate with other project partners to incorporate the fish biophysical models to the E2E model system to better understand and predict direct and indirect effects of changes in coastal ecosystem. For further information: https://www.thuenen.de/en/infothek/stellenangebote/?&id=253&L=1&job_id=4589&p=1