Please distribute the following postdoc opportunity:
We propose a 12-month post doctoral opportunity at LEMAR/IUEM (Institute
for Marine studies) in Brest - France.
Rapid changes in coastal zones are associated with anthropogenic climate
change. Polar regions, including the Antarctic shelves, are
characterized by seasonal sea ice coverage and are potentially regions
that are heavily impacted by increases in water temperature. To evaluate
the extent of such changes, we propose to use marine fauna, particularly
bivalves (e.g., Adamussium Colbecki), as productivity and temperature
indicators. Based on sclerochronological and chemical (isotopic and
trace element analysis) studies of the calcitic shell, the proposed
postdoctoral position will evaluate seasonal and interannual
environmental variability of the coastal Antarctic environment.
Furthermore, analyses of both soft and hard tissues, together with
potential food sources, will also allow the candidate to investigate
some trophic dynamics and metabolic issues.
Applicants should hold a PhD from less that 2 years and out of the
Brittany region. Applications must be received by 15 July 2008.
For any further information, please contact Yves-Marie Paulet
([log in to unmask]) or Anne Lorrain ([log in to unmask])
David P. Gillikin, Ph.D.
Visiting Assistant Professor of Geology
Department of Earth Science and Geography
Poughkeepsie, NY 12604
main office: 845-437-5540
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