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.
- 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.
Bonaire (Sep-Dec 2017)