These positions will drive a project that focuses on the mesopelagic zone, which is one of the ocean’s most poorly understood, yet biomass-rich ecosystems. Mesopelagic organisms occur at a depth ranging from 200-1000M, and represent the World’s largest unexploited ecosystem in the World’s oceans (St. John et al. 2016). Its biomass was recently estimated at 10 billion metric tons (that’s far more than our global capture fisheries), and it is estimated to sequester nearly one-third of our atmospheric carbon. Without the activity of this zone, our atmospheric carbon levels would be 50% higher than they are now.
Deadline for Applications: 18 December 2019
Application Website: https://www.wmu.se/about/careers
One post-doc position is for ecosystem service models and social-ecological scenarios under deep uncertainty (renewable for 3 years). The other is in ocean biodiversity, fisheries and carbon governance (mesopelagic). (1 year)
As our University was founded by the UN, our postdoctoral positions are tax-free in Sweden. The project is funded by the EU Horizon 2020 program.
For queries about this position, please contact Mary Wisz: firstname.lastname@example.org