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2-year postdoctoral position in shellfish ecophysiology and numerical ecology : coupling
oyster and mussel Dynamic Energy Budget models with Earth Observation data and
marine ecosystem model simulations

We are seeking a postdoctoral research fellow with experience in shellfish ecophysiology and numerical ecology to join the European H2020 funded project TAPAS (Tools for Assessment and Planning of Aquaculture Sustainability). The TAPAS project, led by the University of Stirling, will create cost-efficient management tools and practices for the European aquaculture sector to investigate the limits to fish and shellfish farming activities in location, social interactions, potential environmental impacts and any future risks. With concerns around sustainability of food security continuing to rise, a team of European aquaculture experts have begun a four-year study worth almost €7 million to establish new strategies and models for sustainable growth in the industry. The TAPAS project will specifically address coastal and offshore aquaculture segments, operating from regional ecosystem scale to pan-European scale. Existing approaches to combine Earth Observation (EO) and shellfish and ecosystem modelling will be developed and implemented in the
TAPAS toolbox for the environmental sustainability of aquaculture.

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