[Coral-List] Post-Doc Research Opportunity: Integrating Multiple Stressor Effects on Coastal Marine Resources

Hankins, Cheryl Hankins.Cheryl at epa.gov
Mon Jun 2 11:47:39 EDT 2014

A postdoctoral research project training opportunity is currently available at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA), Office of Research and Development, National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory (NHEERL). The appointment will be served with the Gulf Ecology Division (GED) in Gulf Breeze, Florida.
This project aims to determine how sediments and nutrients interact with other environmental stressors to impact coastal marine resources, using a site-specific approach. Addressing how sediments, nutrients and other stressor inputs from watersheds impact coastal marine resources, the main research problem is determining how these stressors interact to adversely affect coast systems, including coral reefs. Under the guidance of a mentor, the selected research participant may be involved in the following activities:

  *   understanding how sediments, nutrients, and other stressors can interact to affect coastal resources
  *   understanding the linkages between sediment and nutrient inputs into watersheds and how they can cause downstream impacts to coastal systems
  *   determining safe levels and adverse effects thresholds of multiple stressors on coastal systems, including reef building corals
More information may be found at: http://orise.orau.gov/epa/applicants/description.aspx?JobId=14773

Cheryl Hankins
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
NHEERL, Gulf Ecology Division
1 Sabine Island Drive
Gulf Breeze, FL 32561

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