Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Quantitative Coral Reef Ecology and Biomechanics

Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology
University of Hawaii at Manoa

Fellowship description and duties: The J. Madin laboratory (www.jmadinlab.org) at the University of Hawaii at Manoa’s Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology (https://www.hawaii.edu/himb/) is seeking to recruit a quantitative ecology postdoctoral fellow who can do fieldwork to join our lab. The successful candidate will design and lead research investigating the structure and function of coral reefs with an emphasis on differences among reef-building coral species in terms of demography, biomechanics, morphology and other functional and life history traits.

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Moving to 3D

Our paper looking at relationships between 2D planar area and surface area and volume has been published at PeerJ. The paper was a collaboration between reef ecologists and medical imaging specialists, and demonstrates tight relationships between what ecologists traditionally measure on the reef, planar size, and traits related to lifestyle (e.g., physiology and demography), surface are and volume.