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From: Estuarine and Coastal Sciences Association (ECSA)
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Martin Attrill
Sent: 25 October 2002 08:48
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Subject: PhD studentship at Plymouth
Please pass on ASAP to any suitable students - rather a short deadline I
am afraid, but a good project.
PhD Research Studentship
The Marine Biology and Ecology Research Group in the School of
Biological Sciences at the University of Plymouth (with Devon Wildlife
Trust) have 3 years funding to undertake research into the ecological
effects of crab tiling on estuarine fauna, commencing January 2003.
Crab tiling is now a major fishery in estuaries in south west England,
the practice involves placing tiles into estuarine mud to provide
refuges for moulting Carcinus maenas, which are then harvested for
angling bait. The project will examine how the practice impacts on
infaunal biodiversity, crab populations and the behaviour of large
mobile predators. The project will utilise a field-based experimental
approach, training will be provided in identification skillsand
The successful candidate must be capable of undertaking fieldwork in
quite difficult conditions. They will also be expected to liase with
local crab-tilers so a friendly outgoing personality would be useful.
Applicants are sought with a 2:1 or above in a relevant field (marine
biology or ecology) with demonstrable experience in marine /estuarine
ecology or invertebrate behaviour. Please email (or send) a CV with
letter of application to Dr. Martin Attrill, School of Biological
Sciences, University of Plymouth PL4 8AA, UK, email
[log in to unmask] In your letter of application please draw
attention to your skills in invertebrate identification, experimental
design, statistical analysis or animal behaviour. A clean UK driving
licence will be necessary. Closing date for applications 31st October,
interviews will be held in mid November.
For information about the group please refer to our homepage:
Dr Martin J Attrill
Reader in Marine Ecology
Marine Biology and Ecology Research Group
School of Biological Sciences
University of Plymouth
Drake Circus, Plymouth
PL4 8AA, U.K.
Tel: +44 (0)1752 232916
Fax: +44 (0)1752 232970
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