Position available at Qld University
path at amsg.austmus.gov.au
Wed Mar 24 18:51:29 EST 1999
LECTURESHIP IN CORAL REEF ECOLOGY - UQ Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (Level
The Department of Zoology and Entomology, University of Queensland,
invites applications for an appointment at Lecturer level B/C, the
level of appointment and commencement salary being dependent on
qualifications and experience.
The University operates a small research station at Low Isles in the
northern Great Barrier Reef region, a large teaching and research
station at Heron Island in the southern GBR, and a similar facility
under construction in Moreton Bay. All research stations have an
appropriate range of small boats, and the University has recently
purchased an 11.15m catamaran capable of offshore operations.
The appointee will coordinate and further develop a 3rd level field
subject in Coral Reef Ecology and contribute to other appropriate
undergraduate subjects. The successful candidate will be expected to
attract and supervise postgraduate students, especially those
interested in coral reef ecology, to foster use of the University's
Heron Island Research Station, to pursue an active, externally funded
research program in coral reef ecology, and contribute to the academic
life of the Department, the Centre for Marine Studies and the
Applicants should possess a PhD degree, have demonstrably relevant
achievements in tertiary level teaching and research, proven ability
to supervise postgraduate students, a documented record of high
research productivity, an ability to work cooperatively in a team
environment, and experience in administration and research.
Preference will be given to applicants with a strong background in
tropical and sub-tropical coral reef ecology.
The appointment, commencing in mid-1999, will be continuing, with a
probationary period of 3 years (Senior Lecturer) or 5 years
(Lecturer), with tenured appointment beyond probationary periods
subject to satisfactory performance against agreed criteria. The
successful applicant will contribute to the teaching and research
activities of the department, and also to the broader marine program
of the University.
Information about the Department of Zoology and Entomology, and the
University's Centre for Marine Studies/School of Marine Science, can
be found on the web: http://www.zoology.uq.edu.au/soms/
Details of the position and further information about the Centre for
Marine Studies/School of Marine Science can be obtained by contacting:
Associate Professor Jack Greenwood
email JGreenwood at zoology.uq.edu.au
phone (+7 3365 2504).
Further details of duties and selection criteria are available from
the Department of Zoology and Entomology Senior Administration
Officer, Janine Armitage (JArmitage at zoology.uq.edu.au).
Salary range: Lecturer (Level B), $48,327 - $57,388 Senior Lecturer
(Level C), $59,200 - $68,261
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Subject: poverty and gear types in coral reef fisheries
Author: Joshua Cinner <jcin5062 at postoffice.uri.edu> at Internet
Date: 1/25/99 2:06 PM
I would like to get some feedback,suggestions, and possibly some new
directions from this multi-disciplinary body regarding my master's thesis.
As a Peace Corps Volunteer in Jamaica, I observed what I believe to be a
connection between the relative wealth of fishers and the type of gear they
used. It appeared as though the gear types which seem to be more malignant
to the coral reef were utilized by fishers of lower wealth and social
status. (I am assuming that some gear types, such as line fishing, are more
benign while others, such as blast fishing, are more malignant toward the
reef). I am interested in pursuing this idea as my masters thesis which I
am currently beginning here at the Marine Affairs Faculty of the University
of Rhode Island. My initial idea is to examine the different measures of
wealth for the study site (as income is often an inappropriate measure of
status and wealth- for example; one study expressed that the ability to
travel, especially abroad, was the ultimate measure of wealth for a
specific community in Jamaica). I then plan to explore the gear types
employed by fishers and their relative effects on coral reefs. I am
planning to establish a linkage between wealth and gear types by using a
discrete choice analysis (maybe probit or logit), but WELCOME ANY OTHER
IDEAS. Here is where I could really use some suggestions however- seeing
as I want to make a direct link between coral reef conditions and poverty,
would it be practical to do my own research on the reefs themselves
(probably just manta tows or other really basic surveys is all I was really
thinking) or should I just focus on the measures of wealth, gear types, and
linking them, relying on background information from other studies to
suggest that gear types have different effects on reefs? I have (It seems)
obtained some funding to conduct my research over the summer in Mexico.
Can anyone recommend a site (or preferably several) in Mexico that would
have a high diversity of coral reef fishing practices? I would also
appreciate suggestions of particularly interesting studies on measures of
wealth, and gear types and impacts (especially if it is in Mex). I
sincerely appreciate feedback, so please let me know what you think of my
ideas, give me suggestions, comments, criticisms, whatever.
2550 Kingstown Rd.
jcin5062 at postoffice.uri.edu
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