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Opportunity at National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Ocean Acidification Individual Based Modeling


National Marine Fisheries Service, Northeast Fisheries Science Center

RO# Location
26.03.53.C0075 Milford, CT 06460


name email phone
Shannon Meseck 203.882.6531


An opportunity exists to conduct research for two key bivalve species, the eastern oyster and surf clams, in the northeast US on the effects from ocean acidification. Ocean acidification research encompasses a broad range of approaches from laboratory experiments to incorporating laboratory/field data into models. Specific topics for research include laboratory experimentation that examines physiological process of juvenile/adult bivalves to increased carbon dioxide, while utilizing the laboratory data to building upon individual-based models (i.e., Munroe et al., 2013, 2106). This research opportunity will focus on incorporating the influence of pCO2 concentrations on physiological functions (filtration, respiration, ingestion, assimilation) into IBM models.



Maeda-Martínez AN, Saucedo PE, Mazón-Suástegui JM, Acosta-Salmón H, Romero-Meléndez Z: Scope for growth of juvenile Cortez oyster, Crassostrea corteziensis fed isocaloric diets made up with microalgae and cereal flours. Submission article platform-Latin American Journal of Aquatic Research 44: 2017

Munroe D, Narváez D, Hennen D, Jacobson L, Mann R, Hofmann E, Powell E, Klinck J: Fishing and bottom water temperature as drivers of change in maximum shell length in Atlantic surfclams (Spisula solidissima), Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 170: 112-122, 2016

Munroe D, Powell E, Mann R, Klinck J, Hofmann E: Underestimation of primary productivity on continental shelves: evidence from maximum size of extant surfclam (Spisula solidissima) populations. Fisheries Oceanography 22: 220-233, 2013


Ocean acidification; Oysters; Individual based models; Modeling; Scope for growth; Surf clams; Shellfish; Climate;


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


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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