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The European Marine Biological Resource Centre (EMBRC) launches The European Marine Training Portal

Posted December 17 2014

The European Marine Training Portal is a collection of tools related to marine training and aims at students, training organisers, and organisations that wish to collaborate in this area. The portal includes a comprehensive and easily searchable catalogue of training initiatives in Europe and it offers a range of services for training organisers. The portal is developed […]

Apply now for a Lemur+ bursary placement with the MBA

Posted December 16 2014

9 month full-time and 3 month full- and part-time paid placements are available at the Marine Biological Association through Project Lemur+. The placements are with the MBA Education team, see the trainee descriptions for more detail. Please provide up to 100 words on why we should consider you for your chosen placement. Please state which […]

Vacancy for Executive Director of the European Marine Biological Resource Centre (EMBRC).

Posted December 15 2014

A vacancy exists for the position of Executive Director of the European Marine Biological Resource Centre (EMBRC). This is a top-level manager position for EMBRC. Application deadline: 7 January 2015 Please see the advertisement for EMBRC Executive Director. The headquarters of the European Marine Biological Resource Centre (EMBRC) are currently being established at the University Pierre and […]

8 PhD studentship opportunities available at the MBA for researchers interested in marine environmental science.

Posted December 10 2014

These studentships are funded by the National Environmental Research Council (NERC) through Doctoral Training Partnerships involving a range of university and academic partners. Please follow the links for further information and details on how to apply. SPITFIRE Biophysics, physiology and climate change: unravelling the roles of physiological mechanisms in setting biogeographic ranges. Nova Mieszkowska and […]

Beyond long-term averages: making biological sense of a rapidly changing world

Posted December 08 2014

A new paper published by the INSHORE international network highlights the need for biological realism in climate impacts and species distribution models. Read the paper here. The MBA’s Nova Mieszkowska is corresponding author.

Young Marine Biologist membership Christmas offer

Posted December 04 2014

Our new membership category ‘Young Marine Biologist’ is proving extremely popular among budding marine biologists of varying ages and we would like to offer the chance to provide this as a gift this Christmas*.  We are therefore offering a specially designed carry bag unique to the Marine Biological Association to all ‘Young Marine Biologists’. So why […]

NERC-funded SPITFIRE DTP PhD studentship available: “Life on the move through deep time: the origins of optimal foraging strategies in animals” @thembauk

Posted December 01 2014

Supervisors: Prof Richard J. Twitchett (Natural History Museum) Prof David W. Sims (Marine Biological Association). Critical to the survival of motile animals is the ability to locate food and other resources efficiently. Although random walks are sufficient if resources are abundant, where food is patchily distributed theory predicts that animals should develop optimal foraging strategies based […]

NERC-funded SPITFIRE DTP PhD studentship available: “Metagenomic approach to determining ecosystem robustness” @thembauk

Posted December 01 2014

Supervisors: Declan Schroeder (Marine Biological Association), Tom Bibby (National Oceanography Centre) and Mark Moore (National Oceanography Centre). Phytoplankton form a fundamental component of marine ecosystems and biogeochemical cycles. As with many microbial assemblages, natural phytoplankton communities are characterized by a wide and variable degree of genetic diversity. However, the extent to which this diversity is realized […]

MarClim project highlighted as illustrating “the significant value of maintaining long-term datasets”

Posted November 26 2014

MarClim has been highlighted in the Pegaseas Project “Pathways for effective governance of the English Channel” Guidelines launched this week: “Projects such as MarClim illustrate the significant value of maintaining long-term datasets, particularly during this period of unprecedented climate change”.

NERC-funded SPITFIRE DTP PhD studentship available: “Biophysics, physiology and climate change: …” based @thembauk

Posted November 20 2014

Biophysics, physiology and climate change: unraveling the roles of physiological mechanisms in setting biogeographic ranges Supervisors: Dr Nova Mieszkowska (Marine Biological Association), Prof Stephen J. Hawkins (University of Southampton). Climate change is an overarching driver setting and changing species distributions. The field of species distribution modeling (SDM) has been split between correlative approaches that geographically […]

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