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NCEAS Assistant Specialist: Anticipating climate change impacts on aquaculture

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Review Date: Feb 15

Santa Barbara, CA

We are seeking a full-time Assistant Specialist for a funded project at the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS), University of California, Santa Barbara through the Conservation Aquaculture Research Team (CART). The project is a continuation of current research focused on spatially mapping and quantifying the impacts, potential adaptations, and mitigation measures for aquaculture under climate change, at local to global scales. Thus, the research encompasses different types of aquaculture at different ecological scales and environments.

The candidate will be based at NCEAS in Santa Barbara, CA and will engage with ongoing and emerging research projects as well as have the opportunity to pursue her/his own research related to the project theme. This position will be responsible for: 1) expanding the spatial modelling and mapping of climate change threats to global brackish and freshwater aquaculture; 2) down scaling climate change impacts to specific regions of interest (e.g., SE Asia); and 3) develop her/his own project of interest that can include, but not limited to, linkages to other food systems or focus on the land-sea interface. This full-time position offers competitive salary and benefits commensurate with experience. The appointment is for 18 months, with the possibility of extension pending available funds and strong performance. The successful candidate will work with Ben Halpern and Halley Froehlich, integrated with his research lab and the CART initiative – which offers opportunities to work across other on-going and related projects, including “Environmental Impact and Sustainability of Global Food Systems.”