The University of Bologna (Italy) is seeking candidates for a PhD in Benthic Ecology. The PhD examines large-scale analysis of structural and functional spatiotemporal patterns in soft bottom benthic communities. The study is focused on investigating the role of natural processes and human disturbances in structuring the assemblages and, ultimately, to contribute to predicting future ecosystem changes.
Candidates should have a MSc degree in aquatic or marine biology, ecology or related fields. The PhD work will entail analyses of large datasets on environmental monitoring, and could also include field surveys. Experience in statistical software (PRIMER; PERMANOVA), as well as ability to use R and basic knowledge of GIS are mandatory. Advanced SCUBA-diving certificate is desirable. Good oral and written English skills are required.
To learn more about the role, please contact PhD supervisor Prof Marco Abbiati at marco [dot] abbiatiunibo [dot] it (marco [dot] abbiatiunibo [dot] it )
Instructions on how to apply for the role can be accessed via the link below.