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Post-doc position in Marine Ecosystem Modelling

Michael Riehl mriehl at morgan.ucs.mun.ca
Wed Feb 25 13:48:33 EST 1998

                     MARINE ECOSYSTEM MODELLING 

		Post-Doctoral Research Opportunity
   We are recruiting a qualified individual to undertake research on 
network flow analysis modelling with an interdisciplinary group of marine
scientists at Memorial University of Newfoundland. The group includes
marine ecologists and biological oceanographers specializing on multiple
trophic levels in marine ecosystems, from bacteria to birds, including
benthos, plankton and nekton. This group (J. Brown, D. Deibel, W.
Montevecchi, R. Rivkin, R. Thompson) has multi-year data sets from which
model parameters can be developed for Newfoundland fjords and coastal
waters, the subarctic Pacific, the Gulf of St. Lawrence and Arctic
polynyas. Thus, one of the themes of this modelling work will be to compare
and contrast ecosystem structure and energy flow among these diverse
ecosystems looking for general rules of system trophic dynamics. Several of
the group members are focussing particularly on how the planktonic
microbial and metazoan food webs are linked functionally, an interest which
can be expanded upon and explored using network flow analysis. This is only
one example of possible focal questions.

   The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate an excellent
academic record in one or more of Marine Ecology, Biological Oceanography,
Network or Simulation Modelling, Mathematics or some related discipline.
Successful completion of the Ph.D. degree is required. Familiarity with
ECOPATH (TM) and ECOSIM (TM) modelling software is desirable, but the
candidate will be free to bring his/her own modelling philosophy and
approach to the group. We are looking for someone with enthusiasm and a
dedication to research and the motivation to work with a diverse group of
life scientists who are not specialists in ecosystem modelling. The primary
responsibility of the candidate will be to execute and publish, in
peer-refereed journals, original research done in collaboration with the
Memorial group.

   This position will start Fall of 1998 and is contingent upon successful
competition for funds. Interested candidates should submit a curriculum
vita, statement of research interests and modelling philosophy and the
names and addresses (including email) of at least 3 referees to,

          Dr. Don Deibel 
          Ocean Sciences Centre 
          Memorial University of Newfoundland
          St. John's, Newfoundland
          A1C 5S7
          Phone : 709-737-3241
          Fax   : 709-737-3220 
          E-mail: ddeibel at morgan.ucs.mun.ca 

Application by email is welcomed.

Ocean Sciences Centre Homepage http:\\www.mun.ca\osc

Magnus L. Johnson, Department of Biology, University of Leicester,
Leicester, LE1 7RH,  U.K.

see : http://www.le.ac.uk/biology/research/blpgs.html#magnus

email : mlj2 at le.ac.UK
Tel   : 0116 252 3353/2

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