France Energies MarinesL'Institut pour la Transition Energétique dédiée aux EMR
The postdoctoral candidate will:
– characterize the macrofauna community structure at these particular habitats and model the influence of environmental variables (such as temperature, salinity, current speed, grain size, turbidity) on these communities;
– analyze trophic links within macrobenthic communities and between macrofauna and fish (a second postdoc will work on characterizing this second faunal group);
– contribute to the theoretical characterization of potential impacts of ORE on hydraulic dunes and to the definition of guidelines for the study of hydraulic dune ecosystems.
To address this program, the candidate will work within the DUNES project multidisciplinary consortium with complementary expertise in ecology (experts of ichtyofauna, macrofauna,meiofauna), in hydrodynamics, sedimentology, in interactions between ORE systems and the marine environment, and in ORE devices & developments.