[Coral-List] Post-doctoral researcher needed for climate change project

Simon Donner simon.donner at gmail.com
Fri Feb 5 17:29:20 EST 2010

We seek a postdoctoral researcher to join Princeton University's
Atmosphere and Ocean Sciences Program and to be principally housed at
NOAA's Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory in Princeton, NJ.  This
collaboration between NOAA’s Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory
(John Dunne), NOAA's Coral Reef Watch Program (Mark Eakin), and the
University of British Columbia (Simon Donner) will project potential
effects of climate change and ocean acidification on the frequency of
mass coral bleaching events and changes in coral cover. This project
will translate coarse predictions from global climate and earth system
models into the higher resolution information usable for management
and policy decisions and the IPCC Fifth Assessment.

Towards this end, the postdoctoral researcher will be advised on the
following research: developing and testing an updated version of the
NOAA Coral Reef Watch method for predicting the occurrence of mass
coral bleaching to explicitly consider the historical climate that the
reef has experienced; downscaling coarse resolution projections from
GFDL’s state of the art global earth system models onto the reef scale
using the temperature and chemistry data products developed by Coral
Reef Watch; projecting the frequency of mass coral bleaching events
for coral reefs worldwide at moderate resolution under different
future climate change and acidification scenarios; and estimating the
trajectory of coral cover.  We seek a create and motivated individual
with expertise on coral reef ecology as well as the manipulation of
large data sets from field observations, satellites and/or Earth

Please send all applications the the Princeton AOS Program by April 1.
 More information can be found at
http://www.princeton.edu/aos/postdoc_program/how_to_apply/ or by
contacting John.Dunne at noaa.gov, Mark.Eakin at noaa.gov, or
simon.donner at geog.ubc.ca.

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