[MARMAM] Post Doctoral Fellowship on humpback dolphins in South Africa

Tess Gridley - Namibian Dolphin Project nam.dolphin.project at gmail.com
Sun Jan 12 22:33:39 PST 2020


*South African National Research Foundation funded Post Doctoral Fellowship
-  'Finding the humpback (dolphin) in the haystack' - species
classification from long-term datasets to help understand the occurrence,
movement and density of South Africa's endangered humpback dolphin (Sousa
plumbea)*

An NRF funded Post Doctoral Fellowship (21-24 months) is currently
available focused on humpback dolphin passive acoustic monitoring (PAM).
The objective is to use PAM to investigate species occurrence, individual
movement and density of the locally endangered Indian Ocean humpback
dolphin (*Sousa plumbea*).  Data processing of long-term datasets is a core
component of this fellowship and this will feed into the PhD research
(underway). The successful applicant will have experience analysing large
acoustic datasets and ideally acoustic species classification. The
candidate will work with, and report to, members of the SouSA consortium -
a nation-wide research group focused on working together to improve the
conservation status of the species.

*Host: *This position is offered by Dr Tess Gridley through an NRF Marine
and Coastal Research grant (2019-2021). The successful post doctoral fellow
will be registered at the University of Cape Town. This project is
conducted in collaboration with Dr Simon Elwen (University of Stellenbosch
& Sea Search) and within the SouSA consortium framework. The fellow will
work closely with Ms Sasha Dines, the PhD candidate appointed to this
project.

*Value of the fellowship:  *Post Doc: 220,000 ZAR p.a (equivalent to 18,333
ZAR per month).

*Application Closing date: *22nd January 2020

*Enquiries:* For further information please email:  Dr Tess Gridley at:
Tess.Gridley at seasearch.co.za

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Tess Gridley PhD
Namibian Dolphin Project & Sea Search

*Links: *
www.facebook.com/seasearch
www.facebook.com/NamibianDolphinProject/
web.facebook.com/africanbioacousticscommunity/
www.seasearch.co.za
www.namibiandolphinproject.org/


Centre for Statistics in Ecology,
Environment and Conservation,
Department of Statistical Sciences,
University of Cape Town, South Africa

Tel: 021 788 1206
Cell: 0794292702
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