5 Postdoc Positions: Unravel unifying principles of marine population response to climate change

5 Postdoc Positions “Unravel unifying principles of marine population response to climate change”, each financed for a fixed term of 3 years (100%), at the Helmholtz-Institute for Functional Marine Biodiversity (HIFMB), Germany. HIFMB is a new institute on interdisciplinary marine biodiversity research, established on the campus of the Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg. It joins the scientific profiles of the Institute of Chemistry and Biology of Marine Systems (ICBM) Oldenburg and the Alfred Wegener Institute – Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research Bremerhaven (AWI).

In order to advance career development and to bring in novel perspectives into the institute, HIFMB has created an independent postdoc pool, HIPP, that offers postdoctoral scientists the opportunity to develop own research ideas and to actively shape their scientific careers. For each call, we set a topical context in order to foster collaborations between postdocs. For this call, we invite postdoc projects to unravel unifying principles of marine population response to climate change.

An integrative understanding of responses at the molecular, cellular, organ, and organismal level to environmental changes requires an assessment of intra- and inter-population variability of organisms in environmental acclimation and adaptation. Understanding the adaptive capacity of key marine species is a prerequisite for a mechanistic understanding of how changing climate (warming, acidification, hypoxia) affects marine life. Our current understanding of functional or numerical responses to changing conditions is often specific to certain species. In order to understand unifying principles, we need to consider a variety of functionally important species across taxa and regions. Combining empirical and theoretical studies will allow unraveling unifying principles to derive valid indicators of vulnerability to environmental change. We especially welcome studies on acclimation and adaptation at the level of ecologically relevant functional traits as well as the underlying genetic architecture. We envision the postdocs to create synergy by using comparable methods (e.g. analyzing genomic, transcriptomic or physiological responses) across a range of key species from different regions. Given the mission of HIFMB as collaboration between AWI and UOL, we prioritize research in our mainly studied polar and temperate regions, but comparative approaches to other marine systems are explicitly welcomed. We are also interested in addressing how these responses shape species interaction and the species’ role in trophic webs, both through field, experimental, or modelling work. Thereby the postdoc contributes to the mission of HIFMB and the Helmholtz program POF IV, especially by understanding the functional role of biodiversity in marine systems and its consequences to services to humankind.

Application deadline: 15th of August 2020

Please see also: https://recruitingapp-5442.de.umantis.com/Vacancies/612/Description/2

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Professor in Sustainability Science, with a focus on Sustainable Food Systems

Above below waterProfessor in Sustainability Science, with a focus on Sustainable Food Systems, at the Stockholm Resilience Centre (SRC), Sweden. SRC is part of the Faculty of Science at Stockholm University. It currently employs ca 130 members of staff with an additional 18 Master’s students. The education focus on  sustainability science and the research focus on the resilience of social-ecological systems, sustainable cities, and ocean governance.

The subject for the Curt Bergfors professorship is interdisciplinary research on sustainable development, including studies of the interactions between ecological and social systems, and in particular how food systems influence human health and the resilience of the biosphere.

Main responsibilities are research, leadership and coordination of interdisciplinary research project, supervision, and some teaching.

Application deadline: 30th of June 2020

Please see also: https://www.su.se/cmlink/stockholm-university/about/working-at-su/jobs

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Postdoctoral Fellow in Fish Biomechanics and Physiology

Postdoctoral Fellow position at the Department of Zoology, Stockholm University, Sweden. The Di Santo Lab is looking for a postdoctoral researcher to work on biomechanics and energetics of fish locomotion, in particular during collective behavior (schooling and shoaling). In addition to broad interests in comparative physiology and biomechanics, I’m ideally looking for a candidate with a strong background in physics or engineering, and experience with techniques in functional morphology, hydrodynamics and energetics of fishes. The project will focus on the effect of anthropogenic stressors on swimming and feeding dynamics during collective behavior using small fishes, however there is flexibility on specific questions the researcher may address.

The postdoctoral fellow will conduct research on fish locomotion and morphology using an array of techniques including CTscan, swim tunnels, PIV, respirometers and high-speed videography, analyze data using deep learning and network analysis, and interpret data, write, and publish. The project is interdisciplinary and involves working with engineers and other collaborators. The candidate needs to have an interest in understanding fish locomotion from a broad evolutionary perspective.

Application deadline: 01st of July 2020

Please see also: https://www.su.se/english/about/working-at-su/jobs?rmpage=job&rmjob=12499

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Webinar series on small-scale fisheries and their contribution to ocean sustainability & innovation

For the World Ocean Day 2020, the Global Partnership for Small-Scale Fisheries Research “Too Big Too Ignore” is organizing a webinar series on small-scale fisheries and their contribution to ocean sustainability and innovation themed “Small is beautiful”.

  • 1st of June 2020: People, COVID-19 and beyond: impacts, adaptation, and innovation among small-scale fisheries
  • 2nd of June 2020: Leave no one behind: challenges and opportunities in implementing SDG target 14.b
  • 3rd of June 2020: Small-scale fisheries as a nexus of SDGs to ensure a future we want
  • 4th of June 2020: From Words to Action: Using the SSF Guidelines and Human Rights for Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries
  • 5th of June 2020: Small-Scale Fisheries for Blue Justice: Why and How?

Always at noon (UTC):  8:00 AM (New York) — 2:00 PM (Rome) — 5:30 PM (Chennai) — 10:00 PM (Sydney)

Please see also: http://toobigtoignore.net/opportunity/join-us-for-world-ocean-day-2020/

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Postdoc: Knowledge Co-production and Transdisciplinary Approaches for Sustainable Nunatsiavut Future

Two-year postdoctoral fellowship position in the transdisciplinary marine research project Nunatsiavut Futures, based at the Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada.

The Nunatsiavut Futures research project spans the natural and social sciences under the overarching goal of developing partnerships between academics and Indigenous communities to inform sustainable resource management of coastal systems in Canada’s North. Our project is structured as three research themes which (A) develop empirical understandings of dynamic coastal systems and (B) plan for changes in these dynamics through (C) transdisciplinary research and knowledge co-production with a wide range of partners.

The PDF will have a PhD in fisheries, marine management, resource economics, environmental studies, biology, oceanography, or similar, and have experience in interdisciplinary work and collaboration, with an aptitude in both social and natural sciences. The PDF will play a key role in research and will also assist with the coordination of the project logistics. The focus of the PDF research will be the development and implementation of frameworks for knowledge co-production involving diverse knowledge systems, including western-scientific and Inuit knowledge. It is likely that the position will include travel between Dalhousie University and communities in Nunatsiavut.

Application deadline: 1st of June 2020

Please see also: https://meganbailey.ca/2020/05/25/postdoctoral-position/

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Webinar: PERICLES – understanding coastal & maritime cultural heritage, its meanings, risks, and potentials

Looking across Europe, coastal peoples’ cultural heritage tells a story of hundreds – even a thousand–  years of connections with their marine and coastal environments. The project PERICLES works to show the potentials and opportunities of Europe’s diverse cultural heritage, while protecting and preserving it for future generations.

The first webinar in the PERICLES series will feature an overview of the project introducing its theoretical frame and scientific aims. As the project has been active for 2 years, the presentation will feature some of the work completed thus far, highlighting case region demos, the project’s participatory approach, and its citizen science mapping portal. The webinar will be delivered by the project coordinator, Dr Kristen Ounanian from the Centre for Blue Governance, Aalborg University.

The webinar will take place 27th May 2020 at 13:00 – 14:00 CET 

To read more and register, please see here: https://www.pericles-heritage.eu/1stwebinar/

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Postdoctoral position on climate vulnerability assessments

The Future Oceans Lab (FOL) of the Marine Research Center (CIM) at the University of Vigo, Spain, is seeking applications for a 2-year project researcher position. The researcher will be responsible for managing and developing the tasks of an H2020 project where the group participates as partner with the tasks of developing climate vulnerability assessments in marine and transitional ecosystems.

The FutureMARES project is a highly multidisciplinary project that investigates socially and economically viable actions, strategies and nature-based solutions (NBS) for climate adaptation to safeguard biodiversity and ecosystem functions in marine and transitional ecosystems of European (and other) climatic and ecological regions. The project integrates ecological and social research to develop three climate-ready NBS for the oceans: restoration of habitats, conservation actions and, sustainable and ecosystem-based harvesting. The postdoctoral researcher will be in charge of the development of the project tasks related to the design and implementation of climate vulnerability assessments, including methodological protocols, and will monitor the continuous follow up of the tasks by partners, and deliverables writing

We are looking for a post-doctoral researcher with experience within the fields of environmental & ecological economics, climate change, ecology and/or sustainability science. We expect candidates with a strong interest in working in adaptation to climate change in the oceans and willing to contribute to cutting edge research questions. We expect that the candidate is highly independent, has leading and managing abilities, ability to work with consortia of international partners, and social abilities to interact with stakeholders.

Application deadline: 7th of June 2020

Please see also: https://futureoceanslab.org/2020/05/07/job-opportunity-postdoctoral-position-on-climate-vulnerability-assessments/

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