For the Department of Biology and Ecology of Fishes of IGB in Berlin-Friedrichshagen we are inviting applications for the position of a Scientist of Fisheries Assessment and Modelling with a starting date as soon as possible, ideally by January, 1, 2021.
The position is in the group of Prof. Dr. Robert Arlinghaus (www.ifishman.de) as part of the inter- and transdisciplinary Boddenhecht (Boddenpike) project (www.boddenhecht-forschung.de). Boddenhecht studies the ecology and exploitation of Baltic Sea pike (Esox lucius) around Rügen. The scientist will be integrated in a multidisciplinary team composed of fisheries biologists, economists and geographers who jointly help develop management recommendations for Rügen pike in cooperation with stakeholders, based on sound social-ecological science contributed by the team. The scientist shall engage in stock assessments of the coastal pike stock and design and analyse spatially-explicit simulation models of the pike fishery. The age- and size-structured models shall represent the movement of pike and the adaptive behaviour of fishers and anglers and be used to examine outcomes of spatial and non-spatial management interventions in a management strategy evaluation framework in close feedback to stakeholders. The candidate shall coordinate moderated stakeholder workshops. In these workshops, using principles of structured decision-making, management recommendations for the pike stock of Rügen shall be developed. Depending on interest, also empirical questions using tagging or telemetry to understand the exploitation of the pike stock can be pursued.