[Coral-List] Living Oceans Foundation Graduate and Post Doctoral Fellowship Program

Andrew Bruckner bruckner at livingoceansfoundation.org
Tue Apr 14 08:45:04 EDT 2009

Beginning in the fall of Academic Year 2009-2010, the Khaled bin Sultan 
Living Oceans Foundation will support up to three new dedicated and hard 
working doctoral students and/or post-doctoral researchers.  Fellows must 
conduct applied research that contributes to the Foundation’s efforts to 
improve management and conservation of coral reef resources and habitats, 
especially focusing on understanding factors that promote the health and 
resilience of coral reefs.  Research activities should occur in countries 
visited during the Expedition the Global Reef Expedition: Science without 
Borders Program (2010-2012) (see www.globalreefexpedition.com).  We are 
especially interested in applicants whose research projects involve broad 
scale surveys and/or sampling across western Atlantic, Pacific and Indian 
Oceans, with field activities conducted from the Golden Shadow research 
platform during the three year Expedition. This includes activities such as: 
1) affect of ocean acidification on coral  reefs; 2) characterizing 
zooplankton diversity, abundance and their role in coral reef resilience; 3) 
understanding coral diseases and bleaching dynamics; 4) genetic connectivity 
within and between reefs;  and 5) geological, biological and environmental 
processes that structure and maintain healthy reefs.  The Living Oceans 
Foundation Fellowship will provide up to a $35,000 to cover legitimate 
educational and research expenses.  For additional details and application 
information see www.livingoceansfoundation.org/  Deadline for applications 
is May 31, 2009.

Andrew Bruckner
Chief Scientist
Living Oceans Foundation
8181 Professional Place, Suite 215
Landover, MD  20785
OFC: 301-577-1288
FAX: 301-577-1288
bruckner at livingoceansfoundation.org

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