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Multi-predator assemblages, dive type, bathymetry and sex influence foraging success and efficiency in African penguins.
See the paper at PeerJ.
Automated Filtering of Multibeam Water-Column Data to Detect Relative Abundance of Giant Kelp (Macrocystis pyrifera).
See the paper at REMOTE SENSING.
Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) exposed to different preparatory photoperiods during smoltification show varying responses in gill Na+/K+-ATPase, salinity-specific mRNA transcription and ionocyte differentiation.
See the paper at Aquaculture.
A new and exciting partnership between Deakin university (led by CIE’s A/Prof Prof Daniel Ierodiaconou) & Cooper Energy with collaborators at the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) using industry ROVs to fill knowledge gaps in Bass strait biodiversity.
Read all about it HERE.
Cancer and mosquitoes – An unsuspected close connection.
See the paper at Science of The Total Environment.
PhD opportunity – Deakin University (Queenscliff Marine Research Station)
Industry partner: Melbourne Water
Start Date: As soon as a suitable candidate is found
Overview: As key ecosystem engineers, seagrasses provide a range of important ecosystem services including nutrient cycling, carbon sequestration, coastal protection, and providing a structurally complex habitat to a variety of vertebrate and invertebrate species.
Given these important roles, there has been increasing concern about the rapid declines seagrass populations are now experiencing globally.
Proposed research project: This project will develop restoration and recovery methodology for intertidal seagrass meadows in Western Port, Australia. The program will use a combination of field- based trials and nursery experiments to develop the appropriate methodologies needed for seagrass habitat restoration in Western Port.
About you: The candidate should have a strong academic background in ecological theory, GIS and experience in field ecology. They will need to demonstrate strong writing and quantitative analysis skills and be highly self-motivated. The project is funded for three years; the successful student will be competitive for, and encouraged to apply for, additional internal and external funding sources.
How to apply: Interested applicants are asked to complete and send the HDR expression of interest form to Dr Craig Sherman (email@example.com). Successful candidates will then be invited to proceed with a formal application.
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