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Opportunity at National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Ecosystem and Spatial Modeling of Coastal Marine Habitat Change

Location

National Ocean Service, Center for Coastal Fisheries and Habitat Research

RO# Location
26.09.11.C0294 Beaufort, NC 285169722

Advisers

Name E-mail Phone
Currin, Carolyn A. carolyn.currin@noaa.gov 252.728.8749

Description

          The NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science research program conducts basic and applied research on the response of intertidal habitats and coral reefs to sea level rise, wave energy, and climate-related impacts. In addition, we conduct field and laboratory-based research on the effectiveness of restoration and nature-based adaptive management approaches. We use multivariate analysis to determine the impact of environmental drivers on ecosystem response variables, including primary production, faunal utilization, areal distribution, carbon flux, and species composition. These results are utilized in predictive models of habitat distribution and utilization under different climate change scenarios. Applicants should have a strong background in one or more of the following areas; wetland plant or coral reef ecology, GIS analysis, geospatial and/or numerical modeling, R, Python, Matlab programming, multivariate statistical analysis. The applicant will have the opportunity to interact with collaborators in the academic and private sectors, and may target one of several research directions relevant to overall program goals.

Keywords:
Salt marsh; Coral reef; Climate change; Geospatial ecosystem models; Multivariate analysis

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
$50,000.00 $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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