Position available at Qld University

PatH path at amsg.austmus.gov.au
Wed Mar 24 18:51:29 EST 1999

     LECTURESHIP IN CORAL REEF ECOLOGY - UQ Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (Level 
     B/C) Continuing

     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

Dear coral-listers
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.   

Joshua Cinner
2550 Kingstown Rd.
Kingston, RI
(401) 783-6719
jcin5062 at postoffice.uri.edu

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