[Coral-List] Stanford Post-doc - Modeling marine reserve networks in the Bahamas

Carrie Kappel ckappel at stanford.edu
Mon Apr 19 18:14:11 EDT 2004

This 2 year post-doc at Stanford University's Hopkins Marine Station, 
in the lab of Fiorenza Micheli, will focus on modeling of the design 
of Bahamian marine reserve networks. The position will begin in 
October 2004. Please pass on to anyone who might be interested.

Carrie Kappel



A postdoctoral position in modeling of marine reserve networks is 
available in the lab of Dr Fiorenza Micheli, at the Hopkins Marine 
Station of Stanford University, Pacific Grove, California. The 
position is funded through the National Science 
Foundation-Biocomplexity in the Environment grant "Coupled natural 
and human dynamics in coral reef ecosystems: the effect of marine 
reserve network design and implementation on fisheries, biodiversity 
and humans" (The Bahamas Biocomplexity Project, BBP). The BBP was 
initiated two years ago by a team of oceanographers, biologists, 
anthropologists, and an economist to address a set of integrative 
questions about marine reserve network design. This five-year project 
involves researchers from multiple institutions in an effort to 
develop a set of integrated circulation, population, habitat, and 
socioeconomic models to understand how a Bahamian marine reserve 
network may function with respect to fisheries, biodiversity, and 
social systems.

Field data are being collected on the distribution of habitats, fish 
and invertebrate communities, the genetic structure of focal species 
and populations, and the socioeconomics of local reef fisheries. 
Surveys will be completed by the end of 2004. The postdoc will work 
collaboratively with the team in developing dynamic models of reserve 
network function for fisheries enhancement and biodiversity 

Desired qualifications include a strong background in mathematical 
modeling of spatiotemporal processes and numerical optimization 
techniques. The postdoc will be based at the Hopkins Marine Station, 
and will join the rest of the team for annual whole-group meetings 
and bi-annual meetings of subsets of the research team. A PhD is 
required at the time of appointment. The appointment is for two 
years, beginning October 2004. Interested candidates should send a 
cover letter describing their interest in the project, qualifications 
relevant to the project and research experience, a CV and email 
addresses of three references via email (preferred) to 
micheli at stanford.edu, or by mail to F. Micheli, Hopkins Marine 
Station, Stanford University, Oceanview Blvd, Pacific Grove, CA 
93950. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue 
until a suitable candidate is found. EOE/AA.

Additional information regarding the project and participants may be
found on the web at:



		Carrie Kappel
	     Stanford University
	    Hopkins Marine Station
	     Oceanview Boulevard
	   Pacific Grove, CA 93950

	     ckappel at stanford.edu

                 permanent email:
         Carrie.Kappel at alumni.brown.edu

	      831.655.6251 office


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