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Applying emerging technologies to understand human impacts on coral reefs PostDoc

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Academic Level:
Postdoc & Early Career

The Elizabeth Madin Laboratory ( at the University of Hawaii at Manoa’s Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology ( is seeking to recruit a postdoctoral fellow in the area of quantitative conservation ecology to join our lab. The successful candidate will design and lead research investigating human impacts on coral reefs through the use of new and emerging technologies capable of rapidly advancing coral reef science and conservation.

Research context and specific focus:

Human impacts on coral reefs continue to accumulate from a variety of sources, including climate change, fishing and other types of resource extraction, pollution, habitat alteration, and others. Meanwhile, recent advances in remote imaging (e.g., high-resolution satellite and drone imagery), tracking (e.g., automated vessel tracking), and other technologies allow quantification of changes to human activities and coral reef ecosystems in near-real time over local to global scales.

The postdoc will develop novel, conservation-relevant research questions focused on human impacts on coral reefs that can be addressed, in part or in whole, by quantitatively applying these or other types of emerging technologies. The successful candidate will also be able to take advantage of easy access to the coral reefs surrounding HIMB for related fieldwork and/or conduct field studies elsewhere in Hawaii and potentially other coral reef regions globally. It is expected that the postdoc will liaise, and potentially collaborate, with local, regional, and international coral reef conservation practitioners and resource managers to ensure maximum applicability and utility of the research findings. It is anticipated that the results of this research will inform questions of fundamental importance to coral reef conservation.

This opportunity is intentionally broad in its focus; proposals that are creative, scale-able, and highly relevant to coral reef conservation are encouraged.
accepts non-us citizens

Application Deadline: 10/20/2019
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University of Hawaii, Mānoa (Lead)

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Academic Disciplines:
Marine Sciences & Oceanography

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