Anybody needing a post-doctoral fellow in ecology ?

Thomas monika.hoenlinger at univie.ac.at
Fri Jun 7 07:28:29 EST 1996


Dear Colleagues

I'm currently on the "hunt" for a challenging research opportunity at
the level of a post-doc position in ecology.

The focus of my experiences and future interests lies mainly in
aquatic/community ecology and environmental management, with
particular interests encompassing inter alia:
- stable isotopes to trace material flows through communities and
ecosystems
- competition and predation as structuring forces in ecological
communities (e.g. soft-bottom benthos)
- patterns of resource utilisation, spatial and temporal density
variation
- definition of anthropogenic habitat modifications, environmental
stress, and development of environmental management strategies

I have extensive experience in working with brackish water, estuarine
systems and a solid footing in both field and laboratory techniques
(including biostatistics & community analysis which I currently teach
here at Vienna University).

I look greatly forward to hearing from you, and attach in the
meanwhile a CV so you can form at least a cursory picture of that
suddenly appearing figure.

Regards
Thomas
                                RESUME
                           THOMAS SCHLACHER

**************************   EDUCATION & ***************************
                           QUALIFICATIONS

1996, April 20:   Ph.D. in Zoology
                  University of Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
1990, March 20:   M.Sc. in Zoology, cum laude
                  University of Vienna, Austria.
1990, January 19: B.Sc. Hons., cum laude
                  University of Vienna, Austria.
1987, March 27:   B.Sc., cum laude
                  University of Salzburg, Austria.

***********************  PUBLICATIONS ******************************

1.) INTERNATIONAL, PEER-REVIEWED JOURNALS 

Schlacher T.A., K.J. Wittmann and A.P. Ariani. 1992. Comparative
 morphology and actuopalaeontology of mysid statoliths (Crustacea,
 Mysidacea). Zoomorphology 112: 67-79.

Schlacher T.A. and T.H. Wooldridge. 1994. Tidal influence on
 distribution and behaviour of the estuarine oppossum-shrimp
 Gastrosaccus brevifissura. pp . 314-318. In: K. Dyer & R.J. Orth
 (ed.) Changes in fluxes in estuaries: implications for science and
 management. Olsen & Olsen, Fredensborg, Denmark.

Schlacher T.A. and T.H. wooldridge. 1995. Small-scale distribution
 and variability of demersal zooplankton in a shallow, temperate
 estuary: tidal and depth effects on species-specific heterogeneity.
 Cahiers de Biologie Marine, 36:211-227.

Schlacher T.A. and T.H. Wooldridge. in press. Patterns of selective
 predation by juvenile, benthivorous fish on estuarine macrofauna.
 Marine Biology.

Schlacher T.A. and T.H. Wooldridge. in press. Can retention of
 benthic macrofauna by a particular mesh size be reliably predicted
 from body size of organisms ? Hydrobiologia

Schlacher T.A. and T.H. Wooldridge. in press. Axial zonation patterns
 of subtidal macrozoobenthos in the Gamtoos estuary, South Africa.
 Estuaries

Schlacher T.A. and T.H. Wooldridge. in press. Origin and trophic
 importance of detritus - evidence from stable isotopes in the
 benthos of a small, temperate estuary. Oecologia

Schlacher T.A. and T.H. Wooldridge. in press. How sieve mesh size
 affects sample estimates of estuarine benthic macrofauna. Journal of
 Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology.

Soares A.G., McLachlan A. and T.A. Schlacher. in press. Disturbance
 effects of stranded kelp on populations of the sandy beach bivalve
 Donax serra, Roeding. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and
 Ecology

Wittmann K.J., Schlacher T.A. and A.P. Ariani. 1993. Structure of
 recent and fossil mysid statoliths (crustacea, mysidacea). Journal
 of Morphology 215: 31-49.

Schlacher T.A. and T.H. Wooldridge. submitted. Ecological responses
 to reductions in freshwater supply - lessons for management and
 conservation of South Africa's estuaries. Aquatic Conservation:
 Marine and Freshwater Systems.

Soares A.G., Schlacher T.A. and A. McLachlan. submitted. Carbon and
 nitrogen exchange between sandy beach clams and kelp beds in the
 Benguela coastal upwelling area. Marine Biology.

Webb P., Wooldridge T.H. and T.A. Schlacher. submitted.
 Osmoregulation and spatial distribution in four species of mysid
 shrimp. Journal of  Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry.

Winter P.E.D., Schlacher T.A. and D. Baird. submitted. Flux of carbon
 between an estuary and the ocean: a case for outwelling.
 Hydrobiologia.

2.) BOOK REVIEWS 
Schlacher T. A. 1996. The Brackish-water fauna of northwestern
 Europe: a guide to brackish water habitats ecology and macrofauna
 for field workers, naturalists and students. By R.S.K. Barnes,
 Cambridge University Press, 1994. Estuaries, 19(1): 164.

3.) THESES
Schlacher T. A. 1990. Studies on comparative morphology, biometry and
 actuopalaeontology of mysid statoliths. M.Sc.- thesis. University of
 Vienna.

Schlacher T. A. 1995. Bentho-pelagic crustacean fauna of upper
 estuarine regions. Ph.D.-thesis. University of Port Elizabeth.

4.) CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
Schlacher T.A. 1991. Preliminary observations on the small-scale
 lateral distribution of euryhaline zooplankton. Marine, Estuarine
 and Freshwater Ecosystems Conference, 9-11 July 1991, Grahamstown,
 South Africa. Poster.

Schlacher T.A. 1991. Small-scale temporal and spatial distribution of
 euryhaline zooplankton in the upper reaches of the Gamtoos estuary,
 southern Africa. 26th European Marine Biology Symposium (EMBS),
 17-21 Sept. 1991, Middelburg, The Netherlands. Poster.

Schlacher T.A. and T.H. Wooldridge. 1992. Tidal influence on
 distribution and behaviour of the estuarine oppossum-shrimp
 Gastrosaccus brevifissura. Joint ECSA/ERF Conference, 13-18 Sept.
 1992,  Plymouth, U.K. Paper.

Schlacher T.A. and T.H. Wooldridge. 1995. Ecological responses to
 reductions in freshwater supply: lessons for management and
 conservation of South Africa's estuaries. ECSA symposium on
 strategies and  methods in coastal and estuarine management. 11-16
 Sept. 1995, Dublin, Ireland. Paper (voted best student paper of the
 conference).

Schlacher T.A. and T.H. Wooldridge. 1995. Stable isotope ratios as
 traces of detritus pathways in the benthos of an estuary. 30th
 European Marine Biology Symposium (EMBS). 18-22 Sept. 1995,
 Southampton, U.K. Paper.

Cronin G., T. A. Schlacher, M. Nielsen, K. Wissing, and D. Lodge.
 1996. Herbivory on water -lilies, feeding specificity of the
 herbivores,  and indirect effects of a predator on the plants. 44th
 Annual Meeting of the North American Benthological Society,  3-7
 June 1996, Kalispell, Montana, USA.

Cronin G., T. A. Schlacher, E. Siska, and D. Lodge. 1996. Host
 preference of Pyrrhalta nymphaeae (Chrysomelidae, Coleoptera):
 Intraspecific behavioural variation due to genetic or environmental
 factors ? Midwest Ecology and Evolution Conference (MEEC), April
 12-14 1996, Michigan State University, Wisconsin, USA. Poster.

Schlacher T.A. submitted. Competition for Space in Estuarine Soft
 Sediment Habitats - Evidence from Emigration Experiments. Ecology of
 Estuaries and Soft Sediment Habitats. 3-8- February 1997, Deakin
 University, Vicotria, Australia. Paper.

Schlacher T.A. and T.H. Wooldridge. submitted. Freshwater diversion
 from estuaries: from ecological consequences to conservation
 strategies. submitted to: Ecology of Estuaries and Soft Sediment
 Habitats. 3-8- February 1997, Deakin University, Vicotria,
 Australia. Poster.

**************************   POSITIONS HELD ************************
                          PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

March 1996 -      Lecturer in Ecology - Biostatistics
current           Dep. Medical Biol., Univ. Vienna. Austria

Sept. 1995 -      Research Fellow         
Dec. 1995         Dep. Zoology & Inst.Coastal Res.
                  Univ. Port Elizabeth. South Africa

Jul. 1995 -       Research Assistant (Post-doc)
Aug. 1995         Dep. Biol. Siences, University of Notre Dame. USA.

March 1995 -      Lecturer in Ecology - Biostatistics
July 1995         Dep. Medical Biol., Univ. Vienna. Austria

March 1990 -      Research Assitant (temp.)
Feb. 1995         Dep. Zoology & Inst.Coastal Res.
                  Univ. Port Elizabeth. South Africa

***********************  TEACHING EXPERIENCE  **********************

COMMUNITY ANALYSIS (1995, 1996)
Community Ecology, Patterns of Biodiversity, Design of  Ecological
Sampling Programmes, Multivariate Statistical Analysis

INTERDISCIPLINARY PROJECTS IN URBAN ECOLOGY (1996) 
Community Structure of Soil Arthropods in Relation to Anthropogenic
Habitat Modifications (Heavy Metal Pollution)

***********************  ACADEMIC AWARDS  **************************

1995: Institute for Coastal Research, Prestige Travel Award
(ECSA 25 and EMBS 30 in Dublin and Southampton).

1995: Best student paper at ECSA symposium on Strategies and Methods
 in Coastal and Estuarine Management, Dublin, Ireland.

1991: Ph.D.- scholarship by SA Department of  National Education.

********************  INVITED LECTURES  ****************************

1995:  Freshwater Diversion, stable isotopes and benthic detritus in
 estuaries. Department of Biological Sciences, University of Notre
 Dame, Notre Dame, IN, USA.

1995:  A  day in the life of an estuarine amphipod.Institute for
 Coastal Research Annual Symposium. University of Port Elizabeth,
 P.E., SA.

1993:  Variability in the estuarine plankton. Department of Zoology
 Symposium Series, University of Port Elizabeth, P.E., S.A.

***********************  FIELD COURSES *****************************

1989: Croatia, advanced marine biology
1989: Jordan: desert ecosystems, coral reefs
1988: Croatia: ecology of Mediterranean islands
1987: Croatia: marine biology

***********************  LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY  ********************

English  100 %
German   100 %
French    20 %

***********************  EXTRAMURAL INTERESTS  ********************

Mountaineering, Cycling, Skiing, Travelling, Scuba 

***********************  PEER REVIEWING FOR  **********************

Changes in Fluxes in Estuaries
Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Systems
Estuaries

***********************  REFERENCES  *******************************

Prof. Tris Wooldridge
 Department of Zoology, University of Port Elizabeth, P O Box 1600,
 Port Elizabeth 6000, South Africa.
 Voice: +27 41 5042 425, Fax: +27 41 5042 317, 
 E-mail: zlathw at zoo.upe.ac.za

Prof. Karl Wittmann
 Institut für Medizinische Biologie, Universität Wien,
 Schwarzspanierstrasse 17, A-1090 Wien, Austria.
 Voice: +43 1 40480 354, Fax: +43 1 40480 456
 E-mail: karl.wittmann at univie.ac.at

Prof. David Lodge
 Department of Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame
 Notre Dame, IN 46556, U.S.A.
 Voice: (219) 631 6094, Fax: (219) 631 7413
 E-mail: david.m.lodge.1 at nd.edu 

Dr. Hendrik Jerling
 Department of Zoology, University of Zululand, Private Bag X1001,
 Kwadlangezwa 3886, South Africa.
 Voice: +27 351 93911 2317, Fax: +27 351 93735 549
 E-mail: hjerling at pan.uzulu.ac.za

**************************   POSTAL ADDRESS  ***********************

Jungstraße 4/27, A-1020 Wien, Austria.
Voice: +43 1 7285943, Fax: +43 1 40480 456
e-mail: monika.hoenlinger at univie.ac.at

**************************   PERSONAL DATA  ************************

Surname:          Schlacher       First Name:       Thomas
Date of birth:    7 April 1965    Place of birth:   Bad Aussee, AUT
Citizenship:      Austrian        Marital status:   Single
Dependants:       None            Health:           Excellent
Driving License:  Code A & B      Highest academ.
                                  Qualification:    Ph.D. (Zoology)





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