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Cetacean and Seabird Ecology and Ecosystem Research

Location

National Marine Fisheries Service, Southwest Fisheries Science Center

RO# Location
26.03.37.B7123 La Jolla, CA 92038

Advisers

Name E-mail Phone
Durban, John William john.durban@noaa.gov 858.334.2866
Weller, David W dave.weller@noaa.gov 858.546.5674

Description

We conduct long-term cetacean and ecosystem assessment surveys in the eastern tropical Pacific and California Current to monitor the status of protected species and to sample the ecosystem of which they are a part. A wealth of data on physical and biological oceanography, mid trophic-level fishes and squids, and apex predators in large (2-20 million square km), oceanic ecosystems are collected with each survey and used to assess abundance, distribution, species-habitat relationships, and trends over time. This research provides the opportunity to investigate oceanic ecosystems including ecology of single species or taxa, species interactions and food web dynamics, species diversity patterns, and trends over time. Both empirical and theoretical research problems are available.

More information can be found on our Website at https://swfsc.noaa.gov/MMTD/.

 

Keywords:
Cetaceans; Seabirds; Marine ecology; Pacific Ocean; Ecosystem management; Time series;

Eligibility

Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents and non-U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral and Senior applicants

Stipend

Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$56,000.00 $2,000.00

Experience Supplement:
Postdoctoral and Senior Associates will receive an appropriately higher stipend based on the number of years of experience past their PhD.

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