[Coral-List] Phd opportunity on the tropics

Carlos Eduardo Leite Ferreira carlosferreira at id.uff.br
Fri Aug 22 07:44:45 EDT 2014

PhD student opportunity: "Latitudinal trends on function, demographic
structure and nutritional ecology of herbivorous fishes along the Brazilian
coast" This project aims to characterize the drivers of latitudinal shifts
in abundance among herbivorous fishes along the Brazilian coast. The
project entails different approaches, including the description of the diet
and nutrient acquisition, demographic structure across latitudes and the
role of nutrition on the growth performance of herbivorous species.

We are seeking a highly-motivated PhD student to work under supervision of
Dr. Carlos Eduardo L. Ferreira and Dr. Thiago C. Mendes. This project is
funded by the Brazilian National Science Research Council (CNPq) and was
built in collaboration with Dr. Howard Choat (James Cook University -
Australia), Dr. Kendall Clements (University of Auckland - New Zealand)
and, Dr. Sergio Floeter (Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina - Brazil).

A one-year internship in Australia is guaranteed even though the chosen
applicant should enrol for a PhD Degree in Ecology at Universidade Federal
do Rio de Janeiro (http://www.ppgecologia.biologia.ufrj.br/).

This project involves intensive sampling along Brazilian reefs. Therefore, the
applicant must be willing to travel to different regions of Brazil and prepared
(both physically and psychologically) to conduct fieldwork on isolated
locations. Experience with boat driving, scuba diving, fish sampling, data
analyses as well as fluency in English are also required. The applicant is
expected to organize field trips and to be able to prepare and write
manuscripts to high-impact peer-reviewed scientific journals.

Interested must send CV and two references to Dr. Carlos Eduardo L.
Ferreira (carlosferreira@ id.uff.br) and Dr. Thiago Mendes (
tcmendes at id.uff.br) until December 15th (2014).

Carlos Eduardo Leite Ferreira, Dr.
Lab. de Ecologia e Conservação de Ambientes Recifais
Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF)
Departamento de Biologia Marinha
Caixa Postal 100644,
Niterói-RJ 24001-970,
tel.+ 55 21-26292261
Fax. + 55 21- 26292292
Cel: 22 92213001
Email: ca <cadu at vm.uff.br>rlosferreira at id.uff.br

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