Archivo diario: enero 26, 2011

Dispersal barriers in an invasive bloom-forming alga

Job description

The aim of the research project is to identify the barriers to dispersal in a microalgal species that forms blooms in freshwater lakes. This research has implications for the understanding of the dispersal of microalgae and microorganisms in general, as well as for predicting the occurrence of new algal blooms. The approach is to determine the importance of physical versus biological dispersal barriers by analyzing the genetic diversity patterns. The current hypothesis is that physical dispersal barriers are important for generating genetic differentiation. Instead, differentiation among microalgal populations might be explained by so called founder effects. Founder effects refer to the dominance of strains or species that arrive first to a new habitat. Sigue leyendo


Cursos de formación ambiental gratuitos para trabajadores

Conservación de la costa y el medio marino. 50 h. (2ª convocatoria). Formación a distancia (on-line). Del 27 de enero de al 18 de marzo de 2011

Ecoturismo litoral. 80 h. (2ª convocatoria). Formación mixta (presencial y on-line). Del 1 de febrero al 31 de marzo de 2011.

Buceo y conservación del medio marino. 15 h. Formación mixta (presencial y on-line). Fechas por determinar

Conservación ambiental desde puertos pesqueros. 15 h. Formación mixta (presencial y on-line). Del 18 de febrero al 4 de marzo de 2011. Sigue leyendo

Assistant Research Scientist/Staff Scientist

The Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) at Texas A&M University invites applications for the position of Assistant Research Scientist/Staff Scientist in our Science Operations section. A Ph.D. in geosciences or related field, and demonstrated research experience is required. Applicants with expertise in organic geochemistry, microbiology, and sedimentary inorganic geochemistry are encouraged to apply, but all fields of geosciences will be considered. Applicants must have a demonstrated fluency in written and spoken English. An experienced seagoing scientist, especially in scientific ocean drilling, is preferred. Sigue leyendo

Research Theme Integrator

Data from across the disciplines of Ocean and Earth science are streaming live from the Northeast Pacific, and these data are freely and openly available to the world through the Internet. They are provided by the NEPTUNE Canada regional cabled ocean observatory which spans the northern Juan de Fuca Plate from the shelf to the deep sea (17-2700m). Real-time continuous monitoring, archiving, and long time series allow scientists to capture the temporal nature, characteristics, and linkages of these natural processes in ways never before possible. The rapidly growing scientific community includes scientists in universities and government research labs, in Canada and around the world. Sigue leyendo