[Coral-List] Post-doctoral researcher in Experimental Marine Ecology

Mikael Dahl dahl.mikael at gmail.com
Wed Dec 6 21:44:03 EST 2006

Göteborg University
announces a position as

Post-doctoral researcher
in Experimental Marine Ecology

A Post-doctoral research position is available for the project
"Effects of particulate matter and sedimentation on cold-water coral
ecosystems" during the period January 2007 to December 2008, at the
Department of Marine Ecology, Göteborg University. This project is
part of a project financed by Statoil under the  "International
Research Consortium on Continental Margins" coordinated by Prof.
Laurenz Thomsen, Univ of Bremen. The project is also affiliated to the
EU FP6 IP HERMES (Hotspot Ecosystem Research on the Margins of
European Seas).

Effects of elevated levels of particulate matter and sedimentation on
cold-water coral ecosystems are a matter of great concern, as it has
often been expressed that increased levels of turbidity and
sedimentation could have negative effects on growth and survival of
the corals. Potential mediators of increased sedimentation might be
offshore drilling activities as well as trawling activities, leading
to resuspension of particles. The project will combine field and
laboratory studies to assess effects on corals of increased
sedimentation and turbidity, for example, using detailed mapping of
coral reef areas by ROV- and video-mosaic techniques to identify areas
of differing   coral health in which recording instruments to study
differences in hydrographic regime and particle flux dynamics will be
installed. Laboratory experiments will include exposure of live coral
colonies to differing quantities and qualities of suspended matter,
including drill-cutting material, studying effects on coral survival,
growth rates and respiration. Studies will be planned and designed in
close co-operation with other participating partners.

The successful applicant should have a proficiency in experimental
marine ecology including knowledge of statistical design and analysis.
Knowledge in coral ecology/biology and/or hydrodynamics or small scale
oceanography will be judged as a merit.

The position is available at Tjärnö Marine Biological Laboratory, a
marine research station at Göteborg and Stockholm universities,
situated on the west coast of Sweden close to the Norwegian border.

For further information please contact Tomas Lundälv
(Tomas.Lundalv at tmbl.gu.se), director of Tjärnö Centre for Underwater
For general information about the research station please consult www.tmbl.gu.se

Applications, including full CV, a choice of three to five relevant
publications, the names, postal and e-mail addresses of two academic
referees, should be sent to:

Registrator, Göteborg University, Box 100, S-405 30 Göteborg, Sweden,
stating the reference number E36 4774/06.
no later than 20 December 2006.

Union representatives: SACO Martin Björkman, tel +46 31 773 3608, SEKO
Lennart Olsson, tel +46 31 773 1173, OFR-S Eva Sjögren, tel +46 31 773

Mikael Dahl, Ph.D. candidate
Dept. of Marine Ecology, Göteborg University
Tjärnö Marinebiological Laboratory, S- 452 96 Strömstad, SWEDEN
e-mail: mikael.dahl at tmbl.gu.se
phone: +46 526 686 12

More information about the Coral-List mailing list