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Potdoc on Turbulence influence on plankton behaviour, LOG Lac, Wimereux (France)

Du 1 octobre 2019 au 10 octobre 2019

LOG, Univ. Lille
28 avenue Foch, 62930 Wimereux, France

For further information, please contact
François Schmitt : Francois.schmitt@log.cnrs.fr;

The objective of the postdoc is to study (experimentally and in situ) the influence of turbulence on zooplankton behaviour.

Post-doctoral position at the LOG,
Laboratory of Oceanology and Geosciences, Wimereux, France
8 months, beginning 1 November 2019

Turbulence and plankton behaviour: experimental and in situ measurements and analysis

Supervisor: François SchmittFrancois.schmitt@log.cnrs.frhttp://fg-schmitt.fr

The position is located at University of Lille, 28 avenue Foch, 62930 Wimereux, France It will be funded by the project MARCO (http://marco.univ-littoral.fr)

Final date for application: Oct 10, 2019 (position filled as soon as a good candidate is found)
Gross salary: about 2500 €/month.
To apply, send a full CV and a motivation letter.

Job description:

The objective is to study the influence of turbulence on zooplankton behaviour through two approaches:

(1) Laboratory experiment. The objective is to use and develop an existing system producing turbulence in a small volume. It will be used to film the copepods (crustacean zooplankters) using 2 available high speed cameras (Phantom Miro), in order to record the trajectories. Analysis of the trajectory statistics (including velocity, acceleration) will be done in relation with the turbulence properties.

(2) In situ observations of turbulence-plankton interactions. The in situ observations will be recorded using a high resolution echo sounder (Signature 1000 from Nortek) which records current profile together with zooplankton particles. The deployment will be done in the English Channel close to the laboratory location, in the shore zone and in deeper waters. Analysis of the data in different conditions will help to understand the complex interactions between turbulence and zooplankton dynamics.

Knowledge in turbulence and data analysis, and experimental skills are required.