[Coral-List] Projects for MSc/MRes students or volunteer positions in coral reef ecology at CRIOBE
maggy.nugues at univ-perp.fr
Wed Jul 8 08:18:15 EDT 2015
Projects for MSc/MRes students or volunteer positions in coral reef
ecology at CRIOBE:
We are seeking two motivated graduate students or volunteers to
participate in research projects on coral recruitment and herbivorous
fish grazing at the CRIOBE (www.criobe.pf) in Moorea, French Polynesia.
The applicants will have the opportunity to acquire field and laboratory
research skills in coral reef ecology. They will conduct field and
laboratory experiments to study the factors influencing coral larval
settlement and post-settlement processes and the impact of herbivorous
fishes on coral reef seaweeds. The students will need to be already
enrolled in a masters programme at another institution, but the proposed
project may fill all of their requirement for research experience.
Applications from motivated and qualified volunteers, not enrolled in a
University, but interested in gaining more research experience, will
also be considered.
Qualifications: Applicants MUST be certified SCUBA divers (CMAS** or
PADI Advanced Open Water Diver) with at least 20 logged dives.
Applicants should have a classroom/laboratory background in ecology and
marine biology. Experience in fieldwork, and conducting field
experiments in remote locations, particularly in the tropics, is
preferred. At least one of the two applicants will need to have a boat
driving licence. Candidates should be physically fit, willing to work
for long hours, comfortable working in and on water, fluent in English
or French, and have good team and communication skills.
Duration of the project is 6 months with some flexibility. Starting
date: mid-September to mid-October 2015. All bench fees, laboratory,
diving and accommodation costs at the CRIOBE research station will be
covered and a small monthly stipend to cover food costs will be
available. Applicants are required to pay for their own travel and
Interested candidates should send a motivation letter and CV as well as
contact information of two referees by email to Maggy Nugues
(maggy.nugues at univ-perp.fr) by July 20, 2015.
Dr. Maggy M. NUGUES
Maître de conférences EPHE / Associate Professor
USR 3278 CRIOBE CNRS-EPHE
Laboratoire d'Excellence “CORAIL”
Université de Perpignan (UPVD)
Centre de Biologie et d'Ecologie Tropicale et Méditerranéenne (CBETM)
58 Av. Paul Alduy - 66860 Perpignan cedex, France
Centre de Recherche Insulaire et Observatoire de l'Environnement (CRIOBE)
BP 1013 - 98 729, Papetoai, Moorea, Polynésie française
Tel : (33) (0)4 68 66 21 56, Fax : (33) (0)4 68 50 36 86
Email :maggy.nugues at univ-perp.fr /maggy.nugues at criobe.pf
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