Status of shark and ray communities in the Dutch Caribbean

Internship

Status of shark and ray communities in the Dutch Caribbean

Wageningen Marine Research is looking for a MSc student who will study the shark and ray communities on Bonaire (Sep-Dec 2017) in the Dutch Caribbean.

The aim of the project is to develop a robust method for long-term shark and fish community surveys in the Dutch Caribbean. As many of the reefs in the Dutch Caribbean extend below safe limits for diving surveys, baited remote underwater stereo-video (stereo BRUV) will be used to study fish diversity, relative abundance and population structure.

Tasks

  • Conduct shark and ray community surveys using BRUV and citizen science
  • Data analysis and modelling
  • Writng a scientific publication

Information and requirements

Student allowance €200-400 per month. Research costs are covered by Wageningen Marine Research, but not travel, food and accommodation costs.

  • Analytical skills (R software): good.

  • Scientific writing skills: good.

  • Nationality: Dutch

Period

Bonaire (Sep-Dec 2017)

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