Archivo diario: enero 10, 2011

2 PhD researchers: Biomarine Sciences

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From Protist to Proxy: Dinoflagellates as signal carriers for climate and carbon cycling during past and present extreme climate transitions

Along with climate warming, anthropogenic CO2 is currently causing a significant increase in ocean acidity. The effects of ocean acidification on life and the marine carbon cycle are still poorly understood. Past analogues of rapid carbon injection and extreme climate change can aid in the identification of vulnerable groups and in improving projections of the consequences of this acidification. Unfortunately, despite recent progress, changes in surface ocean pH through the geological past are not well constrained due to the lack of well-calibrated proxies for the limited pH range involved. Sigue leyendo

Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Aquatic Microbial Ecology

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Applications are invited for a two-year fixed term position for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Aquatic Microbial Ecology, working with Professor Mark Osborn within the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Hull.

This position provides an excellent opportunity for applicants interested in developing a research career in aquatic microbial ecology. The successful applicant will work with Prof. Mark Osborn and play an integral role in the development and implementation of a research programme investigating the impact of anthropogenic activities upon the structure, diversity and function of aquatic microbial communities. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop and contribute to research across a range of topics (eg. biogeochemical cycling, marine plastic pollution) and will join an active research team and work alongside PhD students and postdoctoral researchers in Prof. Osborn’s group studying various aspects of microbial ecology. Sigue leyendo