Postdoc in fisheries in Czech Republic ~

13 de junio de 2012

Postdoc in fisheries in Czech Republic

Postdoctoral fellow in the field of anthropogenic impact on populations
in aquatic habitats

One postdoctoral position focusing on modelling the ecological and
evolutionary consequences of human impact on aquatic ecosystems is
available in the newly established group of Dr. David Boukal at the
Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia, Ceske Budejovice (Czech
Republic). The position is defined broadly and can be tailored to
individual interests. Our ongoing theoretical work focuses mainly on
size-, stage- and trait-based approaches to population dynamics and
community assembly and on fisheries management and fisheries-induced
evolution. Ongoing experiments deal with predator-prey interactions,
life histories and phenotypic plasticity in freshwater insects, and
community assembly in small pools.

Basic qualifications are a PhD in ecology, mathematics or a related
field, obtained after 28 March 2008, and a strong interest in
quantitative ecology. Previous experience in fisheries, fish/insect
population dynamics, studies of life history evolution or community
dynamics is a plus. Candidates must be fluent in English (corresponding
to CAE or equivalent) or Czech language. Young researchers interested in
both experimental and theoretical work are particularly encouraged to

The position is funded through a European Social Fund project, and the
salary is highly competitive. The position is available from 1 September
2012 for up to 34 months and includes funding for 4-5 months to stay in
Prof. Mikko Heino's group at the University of Bergen, Norway
( and/or Dr. Andrew Beckerman's group at the
University of Sheffield (

To apply, please send a CV including the list of publications, research
statement and contacts of two previous supervisors/colleagues to or The call will be open until 15
July 2012 or until the position is filled. Shortlisted candidates will
be interviewed in the second half of July and final decision made
immediately afterwards.

For more information, visit or e-mail
David Boukal (

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