Postdoctoral Position in Trait-based Zooplankton Modelling at Denmark

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Postdoctoral Position in Trait-based Zooplankton Modelling at Denmark

Postdoctoral Position in Trait-based Zooplankton Modelling at DTU, Denmark 2012

Eligibility:
Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent We envisage a biologist, physicist or mathematician with a good understanding of aquatic ecology and experience in modelling.


Scholarship Description: The main objective of the fellow is to implement trait-based descriptions of zooplankton functional ecology in models of plankton communities.

One approach is to use fitness optimization and quantitative trade-offs associated key traits to make predictions about the optimum behaviour of zooplankton and predict the distribution of traits along environmental gradients.

Another approach will be to implement trait-based zooplankton descriptions in global, trait-based phytoplankton models (e.g., the MIT Darwin model) to describe phytoplankton-zooplankton communities.

In both cases the goal will be to contrast predicted spatio-temporal distributions of zooplankton traits with those observed in nature. Further information about the project and the research environment can be found at the Centre’s homepage.
 
How to Apply: Online
 
Scholarship Application Deadline: 1 November 2011

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