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[Met-jobs] 2 PhD student positions Marine and Coastal Ecosystem Modelling near Hamburg/Germany

From "Dr. Carsten Lemmen" <>
Date Mon, 20 Aug 2018 17:16:57 +0200

Please circulate our position advertisement for  2 PhD student positions in 
Marine and Coastal Ecosystem Modelling

The Institute of coastal research at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht invites 
applications for two 3-year PhD student positions (m/f) in Marine and Coastal 
Ecosystem Modelling. The place of employment is Geesthacht, Germany. 

Coastal and shelf habitats exhibit high variability and are subject to strong 
anthropogenic stressors. Especially for the ecological state of near-shore 
systems, mechanisms of seasonal variability and the sensitivity to stressors 
remain unknown. The two positions will focus on specific aspects suggested as 
key for understanding the dynamics and sensitivity of coastal ecosystems:
(1) Trophic cascade: To what degree is the spatial distribution of coastal 
phytoplankton and its late summer and winter dynamics determined by carnivorous 
predators such as jellyfish? The idea of this study is to implement different 
trait-based model descriptions for the trophic cascade and to compare their 
results with existing observations. 
(2) Benthic fauna: To what extent are shallow water ecosystems influenced by 
life at the seafloor, such as through bioturbation or suspension feeding? And 
how is the spatio-temporal distribution of benthic fauna in turn controlled by 
the pelagic ecosystem?
Both studies also aim at generating scenarios for the response of the 
subsystems to major anthropogenic stressors such as changes in eutrophication 
or construction of offshore windfarms.

See the full job description and application details at

Carsten Lemmen

Dr. rer. nat. Carsten Lemmen

Helmholtz Zentrum Geesthacht
Zentrum für Material- und Küstenforschung GmbH
Institut für Küstenforschung - Systemanalyse und Modellierung
Abteilung Ökosystemmodellierung (KSE)
Max-Planck-Str.1, 21502 Geesthacht, Deutschland

Tel.: 04152 87-2013 / Fax: -2020 / Sekretariat: -1526   
Gebäude 11, 1. Stock, Raum 131
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Geschäftsführer: Prof. Dr. W. A. Kaysser, K. Bern, Vors. d. Aufsichtsrats: 
Min.-Dir. Dr. H. Zeisel, Amtsgericht Lübeck HRB 285 GE,  USt.IDNr.: DE 135 131 

Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht 
Zentrum für Material- und Küstenforschung GmbH 
Max-Planck-Straße 1 I 21502 Geesthacht I Deutschland/Germany 

Geschäftsführer/Board of Management: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Kaysser, Kay Bern 
Vorsitzender des Aufsichtsrates/Chairman of the Supervisory Board: 
Ministerialdirigent Dr. Herbert Zeisel 
Amtsgericht Lübeck HRB 285 GE (Register Court) 

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