NF-UBC Nereus Program
Location: Vancouver, BC
Deadline: May 23
Postdoctoral fellowship in marine ecosystem modeling (Ecopath with Ecosim)
IRSN Cadarache, Ecopath
Location: Hosted in IRSN Cadarache (France), with visits to Villy Christensen’s EwE group (Canada)
Deadline: June 1
Plankton Ecosystems Lab
Location: IOF, UBC
The candidate will apply biochemical approaches (bulk and compound specific isotope analysis; fatty acids) to a case study in the Strait of Georgia (SoG). The SoG supports the largest salmon and herring populations in British Columbia. Currently there are multiple initiatives conducting research into declines of salmon in the SoG and recruitment drivers of juvenile herring. The candidate will be expected to participate in and collaborate with these ongoing field programs to collect plankton and fish samples for this study, and will additionally have access to archived samples from 2015-2016. In addition, the candidate is expected to work with concurrent ecosystem modelling efforts, specifically through providing a regionally specific food-web framework to guide coupling of the physical, chemical and biological model components.
Global Modeling Group
Location: IOF, UBC
The candidate will be hired for a research project, conducted in cooperation with the Pacific Salmon Foundation. The study, Environmental Productivity Patterns of the Salish Sea, seeks to determine the primary factors affecting the survival of juvenile salmon and steelhead in the Salish Sea, and is conducted as part of the Salish Sea Marine Survival Project (SSMSP). This project seeks to understand how the environmental productivity of the Sea has changed over the half century along with the consequential impacts throughout the ecosystem. The candidate will be responsible for the development of a spatial ecosystem model of the Salish Sea based on the Ecopath with Ecosim (EwE) approach and software, building on previous work in the area along with the extensive databases that have been built as part of the SSMSP. The postdoc will work in close cooperation with Professors Villy Christensen and Carl Walters at UBC and other team members at UBC and elsewhere. The activity will include linking or coupling the food web model to a hydrographic/biogeochemical GETM/FABM modelling complex, developed as part of the project.
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