Karlstad University has an opening for a PhD position in aquatic conservation biology. The project will focus on “Resolving production bottlenecks for the European eel”. Conserving biodiversity is one of the major challenges in applied aquatic ecology. The European eel functions as a flagship species in marine and freshwater conservation, and its population collapse is of major concern for ecologists, fishers and managers.
The aim of the PhD project is to identify:
(i) relationships between yellow eel habitat use, growth, behavior and survival.
(ii) effects of habitat characteristics and the surrounding landscape on eel large-scale movements within freshwater systems.
(iii) functioning downstream passage solutions at hydropower plants for a wide range of silver eel phenotypes.
The position is full-time for four years. Doctoral students may also be assigned departmental duties, such as teaching, which will extend the period of employment accordingly.
Last day to apply is 5 June 2019.