The main research focus of this postdoctoral project is population and multispecies dynamics of fish and zooplankton in the northern Barents Sea. Specifically, the project will investigate implications of climate-driven changes in the seasonal timing (i.e., phenology) of ecosystem processes, which alters the efficiency of energy transfer from phytoplankton through zooplankton to fish. University of Oslo are seeking candidates who have a completed PhD-degree (or other corresponding education equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree) in quantitative ecology. The successful candidate should have a documented experience with using relevant statistical modelling approaches, preferably of population or multi-species dynamics and in marine ecosystems.
The postdoctoral project and training will be based at the Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis (CEES), Department of Biosciences, University of Oslo, and imbedded in the marine ecology group. The postdoctoral project includes collaboration with other The Nansen Legacy project partners and particularly the Institute of Marine Research, Bergen. Some requirements for the role include experience with analysis of and a good understanding of population and multi-species dynamics, as well as marine ecosystem processes.