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[Annelida] Fwd: FW: Post-doc position open at Ifremer: Diversity of abyssal polychaete assemblages

Elena Kupriyanova via annelida%40net.bio.net (by lena.kupriyanova from gmail.com)
Wed Jun 25 20:18:39 EST 2014

Dear all,

I wonder if this can be of any interest.
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From: Elena Kupriyanova <Elena.Kupriyanova from austmus.gov.au>
Date: Thu, Jun 26, 2014 at 11:11 AM
Subject: FW: Post-doc position open at Ifremer: Diversity of abyssal
polychaete assemblages
To: "lena.kupriyanova from gmail.com" <lena.kupriyanova from gmail.com>

*Dr. Elena Kupriyanova*

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*From:* owner-indeep-alert from lists.soton.ac.uk [mailto:
owner-indeep-alert from lists.soton.ac.uk] *On Behalf Of *Baker M.C.
*Sent:* Wednesday, 25 June 2014 10:18 PM
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*Subject:* [indeep-alert] Post-doc position open at Ifremer: Diversity of
abyssal polychaete assemblages

Dear INDEEP Colleagues

A post-doc position is open at Ifremer's deep-sea lab to study the
diversity of abyssal polychaete assemblages from the nodule area of the
Northeastern Pacific (see abstract below).
Postdoctoral position is for 1.5 years and  will begin from the 1st of
November, 2014.

Interested applicants should send:

   1. A  letter including the specific skills and competence for the
   postdoctoral position

   1. A detailed curriculum vitae

   1. A summary of work previously done, mentioning the date of submission
   of the thesis

   1. A list of publications and communications / symposia

   1. Two letters of recommendation

Applications should be sent to Lenaick Menot (lenaick.menot from ifremer.fr) by
the *8th of September 2014.*

*Diversity of abyssal polychaete assemblages from the nodule area of the
Northeastern Pacific : spatial patterns, mechanisms of coexistence and
preservation strategies.*
Mineral resources in the deep sea might be exploited within the next
decade. The environmental
consequences of such exploitations remain unknown but would probably
significantly exceed the resilience of
benthic communities. The footprint of direct and indirect perturbations due
to the exploitation of polymetallic
nodules is estimated to be in the order of 10 000 km² and would impact
abyssal communities, which resilience
is expected to be extremely low.
Considering the magnitude of potential impacts, strategies for biodiversity
conservation at regional scale are
needed. In the Clarion-Clipperton nodule zone, in the North-East Pacific,
such a strategy has been recently
adopted by the International Seabed Authority. This strategy however has
been built on a number of hypotheses
that still have to be validated. Among those, the main issues addressed in
the framework of the PhD are:

- The nature of habitats, in particular what is the influence of nodule
coverage on the abundance, diversity
and composition of the macro-infauna?
- The distribution of species at regional scale, in particular what is the
level of species turnover (beta
diversity) across the Clarion-Clipperton nodule zone and how are
distribution and diversity patterns
influenced by a longitudinal gradient in primary productivity?
- The mechanisms for species coexistence, in particular what are the
relative roles of local and regional
processes in shaping abyssal meta-communities?

The Annelida Polychaeta will be used as a model group to address these
questions. Polychaetes sampled during
three oceanographic cruises will be identified down to species level
according to both morphological criteria
and DNA barcoding. Distribution and diversity patterns will be analysed in
association with habitat descriptors
at local and regional scales and will be discussed in the framework of
biodiversity conservation strategies in the
Clarion-Clipperton nodule zone.

*(Please note, I work part-time Tuesday,Wednesday and Thursday so you may
not receive an immediate response to emails)*

Dr Maria Baker
INDEEP Project Manager/DOSI Co-Lead
DEEPSEAS Group, School of Ocean and Earth Sciences,

University of Southampton, National Oceanography Centre,

Empress Dock, Southampton SO14 3ZH, UK.

Tel +44 (0)23 80596352
Fax +44 (0)23 80596247



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