PhD position in computational ecology of marine ecosystemsExternal

Predicting plankton ecosystem response to 21st century climate change in a Global Ocean Model with Microbial Adaptation (GOMMA'21)

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Contact: Sergio M. Vallina
E-mail: sergio.vallina [at] ieo.es
website: http://www.ieo.es/en/acerca-del-ieo
Deadline: November 11, 2021

The Spanish Institute of Oceanography at Gijon (IEO -- CSIC) is looking for candidates for a PhD position in computational ecology of marine ecosystems. The deadline for applications is 11th November 2021 at 13:00 GMT

The position is within the frame of the research project GOMMA'21, funded by the Spanish National Science Foundation; "Predicting plankton ecosystem response to 21st century climate change in a Global Ocean Model with Microbial"  

The project GOMMA'21 seeks to simulate plankton ecological evolution.

The PhD student will investigate the potential of adaptive evolution to affect the response of phytoplankton communities to a warmer and more stratified ocean due to contemporary climate change. He/she will use modelling techniques that are commonly used in physics (moment closure approximations, reaction-diffusion) to solve eco-evolutionary dynamics of planktonic organisms moving along "fitness landscapes" (i.e. relationship between genotypes and reproductive success).

Startdate: 1st September 2022 

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