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Senior researcher position, Denmark

Grant RW Humphries, December 16, 2015

The Department of Bioscience at Aarhus University, Roskilde, Denmark

are currently seeking a highly qualified senior researcher with strong analytical skills to conduct statistical/computational analyses of animal tracking data for birds and marine/terrestrial mammals in arctic and temperate areas. Animal tracking data provide significant information on the impacts of anthropogenic disturbances on the fate of individuals and populations, and such data therefore play an increasing role in the development of habitat and species management plans. The successful candidate will join a strong research team that has worked on acquiring and analysing animal tracking data from a wide range of species over the last two decades in order to understand how individuals and populations are influenced by spatial and temporal variations in resources and disturbances. The successful candidate will be expected to develop new methods for evaluating the influence of environmental heterogeneity on animal movements and distributions, and for investigating the effects of such heterogeneities on animal energetics, reproduction and mortality. Further, the successful candidate will be expected to develop and test agent-based simulation models to evaluate the impact of environmental heterogeneities and disturbances on animal populations. The position will also provide opportunity to investigate more general aspects of the relationships between spatial and temporal variations in resources on the dynamics of animal populations.