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Opportunity at National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Habitat Mediated Species Interactions and Food Web Disruptions in Coastal Ecosystems

Location

Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory

RO# Location
26.65.00.B5362 Ann Arbor, MI 48108

Advisers

Name E-mail Phone
Mason, Doran M. doran.mason@noaa.gov 734.741.2148

Description

Please Note: This Research Opportunity is only available for the February 1 deadline.

Our goal is to quantify how physical and biological processes structure food web dynamics and impact fish communities in a regime of species invasions, habitat manipulation, and climate change. Research opportunities include (1) impact of invasive species on food web structure and function using network analysis, (2) physiological response of organisms to rate- (temperature) and nonrate- (reefs) determining habitat, (3) habitat mediate trophic interactions, (4) application of sensor technologies (fisheries acoustics, ADCPs, side-scanning sonar, optical plankton counter, underwater video) for understanding the time dependent habitat requirements of aquatic organisms and their trophic interactions, and (5) role of physical processes (advection, turbulence, upwelling, fronts) and trophic interactions in structuring the recruitment of pelagic fishes. Our approach emphasizes interdisciplinary collaborations and the interaction of technologies. Studies are performed in the field, laboratory, and by simulation models. Our research is conducted in the Laurentian Great Lakes and coastal marine ecosystems.

 

Keywords:
Food webs; Trophic interactions; Habitat; Invasive species; Fish communities; Great Lakes; Marine; Fisheries acoustics; Fish recruitment;

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
$45,000.00 $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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