Call for postdoctoral candidates - Demographic modelling of turtle and seabird bycatch in the Canary Current
Sunday, 20. December 2020 - 23:45
Demographic modelling of turtle and seabird bycatch in the Canary Current
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Group and project information
Bycatch of non-target species is a major threat for the conservation of marine vertebrates. The Canary Current supports large fishing fleets, as well as important foraging grounds for several species of sea turtles and marine birds. Little is known about the bycatch rates of those species in the Canary Current and nothing is known about the demographic consequences of such bycatch, although loggerhead turtles nesting at Cape Verde experience high levels of mortality. We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher with a strong background in demography to create population models that allow to understand the population viability under different bycatch scenarios on a diversity of species (sea turtles and marine birds) foraging in the Canary Current.
This is a collaboration between two research groups. The major research lines and publications records of each group are outlined in the following links:
Tentative dates for the contract: 1st January 2021 to 31 October 2022
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