An opportunity to contribute to improving understanding of large-scale patterns in NSW benthic communities
SIMS hosts the NSW Node of the Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS), a federal government initiative under the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy program that supports key marine infrastructure to collect valuable long-term data from Australia’s marine environment. SIMS was recently awarded a Research Attraction and Acceleration Program (RAAP) grant through the NSW State Government’s Office of the Chief Scientist and Engineer to support NSW IMOS by facilitating cross-disciplinary integration of IMOS data.
A post-doctoral position in benthic ecology is being offered by SIMS under this new RAAP grant. The successful candidate will work with two other post-docs currently supported by previous and continuing RAAP funding. The overarching aims of this collaborative RAAP project are to: 1) Transform IMOS benthic measurements into monitoring indicators that can be used to evaluate ecosystem status and the impacts of pollution, factors influencing fisheries production and climate change and; 2) provide the data and analytical platform for a NSW-wide marine ecosystem model. This position will be responsible for analysing existing benthic data sets, derived primarily from visual imagery from both IMOS and NSW State government programs. They will work to integrate the benthic data with other biological and physical data sets so as to accomplish the overarching aims.
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