My passion for marine biology dates back to my childhood when I spent most of my summer holidays looking at biodiversity in intertidal pools. From junior high school, I knew that my career would revolve around academic research in oceanology. I did my best to reach this goal and started my university studies at the University of Rennes 1 (Rennes, France) and then later at the University of Western Brittany (Brest, France) where I completed the French equivalent to Bachelor's Degree (DEUG + Licence) in Life Sciences & Biology of Organisms (1999). I later completed the French equivalent to Masters of Science (Maîtrise + DEA) in Marine Ecology (2001). My thesis dealt with assessing the potential of using shells of the Chilean scallop Argopecten purpuratus as eulerian archives of coastal environmental variability in the South Pacific Ocean (Rinconada Bay, Chile).
I subsequently registered for doctoral studies and moved for almost two years overseas (Nouméa, New Caledonia) to work at the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD) on biology, sclerochronology and sclerochemistry of another scallop species, Comptopallium radula. The primary goal was to check if these shells could be good archives of environmental pollution by heavy metals released in the south-west lagoon by ore mining industries and urban development. I defended my Ph.D. in 2005 at the University of Western Brittany. After my doctoral thesis, I have worked for a few months as a research assistant at the European Institute for Marine Studies (IUEM, Brest, France) on a project dealing with the understanding of some geochemical signals (barium and molybdenum concentrations) archived in bivalve mollusk shells (2006).
Then, I felt a desire to work on something different and in 2007, I had the good luck to be invited by Dr. James Cloern from Water Resources Division at U.S. Geological Survey (Menlo Park, CA, USA) to describe primary production and assess the ecological importance of South San Francisco Bay salt ponds for resident and migratory birds. Nothing to do with shells but a nice ecological study on wetland dynamics!
I moved back to Europe during summer 2007 to work as a sclero-scientist with Prof. Bernd Schöne at the University of Mainz, Germany (thanks to a research grant awarded by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation), on geochemical composition of freshwater (Anodonta cygnea, Germany) and marine (Arctica islandica, Iceland) bivalve shells. I came back to Brest at the end of 2008 for a Teaching and Research Assistant position (A.T.E.R.) during which I worked on structure and functioning of a remote Mauritanian ecosystem (Banc d'Arguin National Park), and sclerochemistry of intertidal bivalve mollusk shells Anadara senilis.
I finally got a permanent Associate Professor position at University of Western Brittany in September 2009, where I hold a chair from the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement. Since then, I teach zoology, biology of populations and ecosystems, marine ecology, and sclerochronology to undergraduate and graduate students, whereas my research at the Laboratoire des Sciences de l'Environnement Marin (LEMAR) currently deals with assessment of anthropogenic and climatic influences on structure and functioning of coastal ecosystems, and especially on phytoplankton dynamics, through geochemical records in mollusk shells from polar, temperate and tropical settings.
The core of my research activities deal with extracting, analyzing and understanding structural (variation of growth increment width) and geochemical (variation of stable isotope ratios and elemental concentrations) proxies archived in shells of freshwater and marine mollusks in order (i) to get information on their life-history traits (growth, longevity, metabolism, reproduction), and (ii) to assess past and present variability of environmental conditions (temperature, salinity, primary production, pollutions, etc.). This scientific field is called sclerochronology, the aquatic equivalent to dendrochronology (study of tree rings). By extension, sclerochemistry is the sub-discipline of sclerochronology dealing with microchemical analyses performed in these biogenic structures.
Mollusk shells are formed by periodic accretion of calcium carbonate crystals (laid down in an organic matrix representing a few percents of the shell weight) at the ventral margin of bivalves and at the peristomial margin of gastropods. In many species, this results in the formation of shell growth increments (corresponding to periods of calcification) separated by growth lines (periods of growth slowdown or cessation). These internal and/or external growth lines reflect annual, monthly, fortnightly, tidal, daily and subdaily rhythms entrained by endogenous oscillators synchronized by environmental cues acting as zeitgebers (time-giver).
(A) Upper surface of the left valve of Pecten maximus (Bay of Brest, France). W1-W4 correspond to winter marks deposited during spring growth restart. (B) External daily growth increments can be observed without any treatment aside from surface cleaning.
These growth lines can then be used as chronological landmarks that provide the basis for assigning precise calendar dates to each successive increment of accreted shell material. Because most mollusks form distinct daily growth lines and grow very fast (tens to hundreds of µm d-1), they give information on high-frequency variations of (palaeo-)environmental conditions. On another hand, corals and sclerosponges are other widely used biogenic archives that provide useful data on past ecological variability at a seasonal time scale, at most, but that are not suited to reconstruction of processes occurring on short ecological time scales, ranging from days to weeks, such as phytoplankton dynamics. Another advantage of mollusks, and especially bivalves, is that some species are extremely long-lived. For instance, the ocean quahog Arctica islandica can live more than 400 years, a record of longevity for non-colonial animals! Dog cockles Glycymeris glycymeris live up to 200 years, as do freshwater mussels Margaritifera margaritifera. Therefore, in addition to high-resolution palaeoenvironmental reconstruction, bivalve shells can provide very long records of past climatic and environmental variability.
(A) 240-µm thick cross section of a dog cockle shell (Glycymeris glycymeris, Brittany, France) used for sclerochronological analyses, observed under transmitted light. (B) 900-µm thick cross section of the same specimen, used for isotopic analyses and observed under reflected light. Each hole represents one aragonite sample micromilled for stable isotope analysis.
In the past ten years, I have worked on analyzing the rhythm of formation of growth lines of some species with an in situ marking technique, using the calcein fluorochrome. To minimize stress caused by excessive handling, in situ benthic chambers were used for marking experiments. This has been made possible thanks to my qualification as a certified scientific diver (40 m water depth). I have also worked on stable isotope ratios (oxygen and carbon) and trace element concentrations (Mg/Ca, Sr/Ca, Ba/Ca, Mo/Ca, Li/Ca, heavy metals) in many species (scallops, cockles, quahogs, clams, gastropods) from different biogeographic settings (tropical: New Caledonia, Mauritania, Mexico, Florida; temperate: Brittany, Germany, Chile; sub-polar and polar: Canadian Arctic Archipelago, Iceland, and soon, Spitzberg). Most of my work focuses on empirical and experimental calibration of these geochemical proxies (ie. to determine which environmental variable controls incorporation of such and such element or isotope in the shell). A part of these experiments is devoted to improvement of our knowledge on metabolism of these mollusks (ie. respiration and calcification rates). This is done underwater by enclosing live animals under benthic chambers connected (i) to a pump allowing water circulation, and (ii) to a multi-parameter probe continuously measuring temperature, salinity, and oxygen concentration. Repeated incubations over 24-h cycles allow identification of periods of high calcification and respiration rates, which in turn help us to interpret our proxies in the carbonated matrix. And finally, I'm also moving back in the past through the use of these calibrated proxies for palaeoenvironmental reconstructions using long-lived species (dog cockles and freshwater pearl mussels).
Calcein marking of scallops (Comptopallium radula) in the south-west lagoon of New Caledonia.
Measurement of Strombus gigas metabolism using benthic chambers (Xel-Ha lagoon, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico).
Diving in Mexico... Field trip in Yucatan to improve our knowldege of the biology (diet, respiration) and behaviour (migration patterns) of Strombus gigas, and to use their shells as high-resolution archives of temperature, salinity, primary production, pollution, and groundwater sources.
-  Waeles M., Dulaquais G., Jolivet A., Thébault J. & Riso R.D. (2013). Systematic non-conservative behavior of molybdenum in a macrotidal estuarine system (Aulne-Bay of Brest, France). Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 131: 310-318. [doi:10.1016/j.ecss.2013.06.018] Show / Hide abstractImport into BibTeX
I served as a reviewer for the following journals:
- Geochemical Journal
- Aquatic Living Resources
- Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology
- Restoration Ecology
- Thébault J. (2005). The shell of the scallop, Comptopallium radula (Bivalvia; Pectinidae), Eulerian high-frequency archives of the variability of tropical coastal environments (Pacific Ocean). Ph.D. thesis, Université de Bretagne Occidentale, Brest, France, 378 pp. Show / Hide abstractDownload PDF
-  Thébault J., Jolivet A., Richard M., Bassoullet C. & Chauvaud L. (2013). Li/Ca enrichments in great scallop shells (Pecten maximus) and their relationship with phytoplankton blooms. 3rd International Sclerochronology Conference, Caernarfon, Wales, UK, May 18-22, 2013 (Poster).
-  Radermacher P., Thébault J., Peinl M. & Schöne B.R. (2013). Valve gaping rhythms in bivalve shells: a chronobiology study on Anodonta cygnea using time-lapse digital monitoring. 3rd International Sclerochronology Conference, Caernarfon, Wales, UK, May 18-22, 2013 (Poster).
-  Royer C., Thébault J., Chauvaud L. & Olivier F. (2013). Potential use of the dog cockle Glycymeris glycymeris as temperature archive. 3rd International Sclerochronology Conference, Caernarfon, Wales, UK, May 18-22, 2013 (Poster).
-  Jolivet A., Huchette S., Le Goff C., Thébault J., Roussel S., Nasreddine K., Clavier J., Schöne B.R. & Chauvaud L. (2013). The ormer (Haliotis tuberculata): a new and promising paleoclimatic tool. 3rd International Sclerochronology Conference, Caernarfon, Wales, UK, May 18-22, 2013 (Poster).
-  Chauvaud L., Patry Y., Jolivet A., Cam E., Le Goff C., Strand O., Thébault J., Lazure P. & Clavier J. (2013). Variation in size and growth of the Great Scallop Pecten maximus along a latitudinal gradient. 3rd International Sclerochronology Conference, Caernarfon, Wales, UK, May 18-22, 2013 (Poster).
-  Royer C., Thébault J., Capoulade M., Masquelier P. & Chauvaud L. (2013). Sclerochronological and trace element investigations in Brittany populations of the freshwater pearl mussel, Margaritifera margaritifera. 3rd International Sclerochronology Conference, Caernarfon, Wales, UK, May 18-22, 2013 (Oral presentation).
-  Gaillard B., Olivier F., Thébault J., Méziane T., Tremblay R., Dumont D., Bélanger S., Gosselin M., Chauvaud L., Martel A. & Archambault P. (2013). Sclerochronology of bathyal bivalves suggests major trophic shifts and stronger pelagic-benthic coupling in the Canadian Arctic. 3rd International Sclerochronology Conference, Caernarfon, Wales, UK, May 18-22, 2013 (Oral presentation).
-  Butler P., Andersson C., Brey T., Carroll M., Freitas P., Hartley J., Peharda M., Schöne B.R., Scourse J.D., Thébault J., Wanamaker A.D., Witbaard R. & Zorita E. (2013). ARAMACC: A sclerochronology-based Marie Curie Initial Training Network. 3rd International Sclerochronology Conference, Caernarfon, Wales, UK, May 18-22, 2013 (Oral presentation).
-  McFarland K., Jean F., Flye-Sainte-Marie J., Thébault J. & Volety A. (2013). Seasonal variation of growth, gametogenesis and biochemical composition of the invasive green mussel, Perna viridis, in Estero Bay Florida. World Aquaculture Society Meeting, Nashville, USA, February 21-25, 2013 (Oral presentation).
-  Gaillard B., Pérez V., Olivier F., Tremblay R., Meziane T., Neumeier U., Thébault J. & Chauvaud L. (2012). Population dynamics of Venus verrucosa (L.) in the Chausey Archipelago. Physiomar 2012, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, September 4-8, 2012 (Poster).
-  Pérez V., Meziane T., Tremblay R., Thébault J., Chauvaud L. & Olivier F. (2012). Trophic resources of Venus verrucosa (L.) in the Chausey Archipelago. Physiomar 2012, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, September 4-8, 2012 (Oral presentation).
-  Leynaert A., Hégaret H., Beker B., Chatterjee A., Lelong A., Long M., Lavaud R., Thébault J., Amice E. & Chauvaud L. (2012). Role of the benthic community in domoic acid accumulation of great scallop Pecten maximus. Physiomar 2012, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, September 4-8, 2012 (Oral presentation).
-  Gaillard B., Olivier F., Thébault J., Archambault P., Bélanger S., Chauvaud L., Gosselin M., Martel A., Meziane T. & Tremblay R. (2012). Structural analyses and paleoenvironmental potential of Astarte moerchi in the Canadian Arctic. International Polar Year 2012 Conference, Montréal, Canada, April 22-27, 2012 (Oral presentation).
-  Stieglitz T., Chauvaud L., Amice E., Thébault J., Peel J., Aldana-Aranda D. & Enriquez Diaz M. (2011). Habitat usage of a groundwater-fed coastal inlet by the iconic and endangered queen conch Strombus gigas, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico. IUGG 2011 25th International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics General Assembly, Melbourne, Australia, June 28 - July 7, 2011 (Oral presentation).
-  Schöne B.R., Wanamaker Jr. A.D., Fiebig J., Thébault J. & Kreutz K.J. (2010). Annually resolved oceanic carbon dynamics in the temperate North Atlantic during recent centuries. AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA, December 13-17, 2010 (Oral presentation).
-  Schöne B.R., Wanamaker Jr. A.D., Fiebig J., Thébault J. & Kreutz K.J. (2010). Annually resolved δ13Cshell chronologies of long-lived bivalve mollusks (Arctica islandica) reveal oceanic carbon dynamics in the temperate North Atlantic during recent centuries. GeoDarmstadt 2010, Darmstadt, Germany, October 10-13, 2010 (Oral presentation).
-  Chauvaud L., Thébault J., Clavier J., Lorrain A. & Strand Ø. (2010). What's hiding behind ontogenetic δ13C variations in mollusk shells? New insights from the great scallop (Pecten maximus). 2nd International Sclerochronology Conference, Mainz, Germany, July 24-28, 2010 (Oral presentation).
-  Thébault J., Schöne B.R., Chauvaud L., Hallmann N., Richard M., Barth M., Nunn E.V. & Bassoullet C. (2010). Investigation of Li/Ca ratio temporal variations in shells of two marine bivalves: Arctica islandica (Iceland) and Pecten maximus (France). 2nd International Sclerochronology Conference, Mainz, Germany, July 24-28, 2010 (Oral presentation).
-  Poulain C., Lorrain A., Thébault J., Gillikin D.P., Munaron J.-M., Bohn M., Robert R. & Paulet Y.-M. (2010). The impact of solution chemistry on the incorporation of Mg, Sr and Ba in the aragonite shell of Ruditapes philippinarum: results from a laboratory study. 2nd International Sclerochronology Conference, Mainz, Germany, July 24-28, 2010 (Oral presentation).
-  Schöne B.R., Zhang Z., Radermacher P., Thébault J., Jacob D.E., Nunn E.V. & Maurer A.-F. (2010). Sr/Ca and Mg/Ca ratios of ontogenetically old, long-lived bivalve shells (Arctica islandica) and their function as paleotemperature proxies. 2nd International Sclerochronology Conference, Mainz, Germany, July 24-28, 2010 (Oral presentation).
-  Radermacher P., Gischler E., Oschmann W., Thébault J. & Fiebig J. (2010). Sclerochronology: a highly versatile tool for mariculture and reconstruction of life history traits of the queen conch, Strombus gigas (Gastropoda). 2nd International Sclerochronology Conference, Mainz, Germany, July 24-28, 2010 (Poster).
-  Tabouret H., Carlier A., Thébault J., Pécheyran C., Chauvaud L. & Amouroux D. (2010). Isotopic approach to assess dissolved Mo and Ba uptake in scallop shell: new insights into the use of Mo/Ca and Ba/Ca ratios as proxies in temperate coastal environment. 2nd International Sclerochronology Conference, Mainz, Germany, July 24-28, 2010 (Poster).
-  Thébault J., Chauvaud L., L'Helguen S., Clavier J., Barats A., Pécheyran C. & Amouroux D. (2010). Barium and molybdenum records in shells of Comptopallium radula (Bivalvia; Pectinidae): high-resolution proxies for phytoplankton dynamics in the coral reef lagoon of New Caledonia. 2nd International Sclerochronology Conference, Mainz, Germany, July 24-28, 2010 (Poster). Award of the best non-student poster
-  Radermacher P., Schöne B.R., Gischler E., Oschmann W., Thébault J. & Fiebig J. (2010). Sclerochronology - a highly versatile tool for mariculture and reconstruction of life history traits of the queen conch, Strombus gigas (Gastropoda). EGU General Assembly 2010, Vienna, Austria, May 2-7, 2010 (Poster).
-  Chauvaud L., Lorrain A., Thébault J., Gillikin D.P., Paulet Y.-M., Strand Ø., Blamart D., Guarini J.-M. & Clavier J. (2008). What's hiding behind ontogenetic δ13C variations in mollusc shells: New insights from scallops. AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, USA, December 15-19, 2008 (Poster).
-  Richard M., Chauvaud L., Benoît M., Thébault J., L'Helguen S., Maguer J.-F., Hémond C., Agranier A., Bassoullet C. & Sinquin G. (2008). Quantitative analyses of trace elements with HR-ICP-MS Element2: An example of application in shells of the Great Scallop Pecten maximus. AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, USA, December 15-19, 2008 (Poster).
-  Schöne B.R., Wanamaker Jr. A.D., Fiebig J., Thébault J. & Kreutz K.J. (2008). Shells of Arctica islandica suggest sluggish response of temperate North Atlantic to rise of anthropogenic CO2. Joint Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America (GSA), Houston, Texas, USA, October 5-9, 2008 (Oral presentation).
-  Schraga T.S., Thébault J., Cloern J.E. & Dunlavey E.G. (2008). Green biomass machines: The former salt ponds of South San Francisco Bay. 2008 South Bay Science Symposium, San Jose, California, USA, September 25, 2008 (Poster).
-  Thébault J., Schraga T.S. & Cloern J.E. (2007). Unintended aquaculture: Productivity in a South San Francisco Bay salt pond (California). 19th Biennial Conference of the Estuarine Research Federation, Providence, USA, November 4-8, 2007 (Poster).
-  Fichez R., Chevillon C., Chifflet S., Douillet P., Dupouy-Douchement C., Faure V., Fernandez J.-M., Gérard P., Hédouin L., Jouon A., Le Borgne R., Lefebvre J.P., Mari X., Moreton B., Ouillon S., Pringault O., Rochelle-Newall E., Thébault J., Torréton J.-P. & Viret H. (2005). Camelia Research Unit: Characterisation and modelling of exchanges in lagoons subject to terrigeneous and anthropogenic influences. 1st International Workshop on Organic Matter Modeling, Toulon, France, November 16-18, 2005 (Poster).
-  Thébault J., Clavier J., Chauvaud L., Fichez R., Amouroux D. & Barats A. (2005). The shell of the tropical scallop Comptopallium radula: Archives of siliceous and cyanobacterial pelagic primary production? ASLO Summer Meeting, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, June 19-24, 2005 (Oral presentation).
-  Thébault J., Chauvaud L., Clavier J., Dunbar R.B., Fichez R. & Mucciarone D.A. (2005). Use of oxygen isotope thermometry for the calibration of the scallop Comptopallium radula as a high-resolution temperature recorder in New Caledonia. ASLO Aquatic Sciences Meeting, Salt Lake City, USA, February 20-25, 2005 (Oral presentation).
-  Thébault J., Fichez R., Clavier J., Chauvaud L. & Peignon C. (2003). Bioaccumulation of trace elements in the scallop Comptopallium radula in the south-west lagoon of New Caledonia. International Meeting on Preservation and Ecological Restoration in Tropical Mining Environments, Nouméa, New Caledonia, July 15-20, 2003 (Poster).
My first teaching opportunity was offered by Prof. Schöne in 2007. He proposed me to give lectures in his course
Einführung in die Paläontologie (standing for
Introduction to Paleontology). Most of these undergraduate students had a geosciences background. To open their minds to new ideas, I created a course related to paleontology, but with chips of marine ecology:
Carbon cycle and paleoproductivity: Influence of phytoplankton on climate. The very positive feedbacks from these students, who didn't know before what was phytoplankton, convinced me of the validity of a multidisciplinary approach in teaching.
The pleasure I took in preparing and giving this lecture incited me to follow up on this track and I applied for assistant (2008-2009) and then permanent associate professor positions (since 2009) at the University of Western Brittany. Since then, I teach zoology to undergraduate students, focusing my lectures on developmental biology and entomology. I also give lectures to students in their 2nd year of B.Sc. in order to introduce them to marine ecology (general overview of the marine realm, interactions between marine organisms, main marine ecosystems, impact of oil spills). My lectures in biology of populations are focused on evolutionary biology (selection and evolution of life history traits) and conservation biology.
Although an important part of my teaching activity takes place in lecture halls, I also feel field excursions are essential to be closer to students and to show them a less
boring side of university studies! So I spend some time with students in the field, especially for assessment of river biological quality through the use of macroinvertebrate communities (mostly insect larvae). In the future, I would like to organize longer field trips (a week or so) devoted to different aspects of zoology and ecology (marine diversity, botany, ornithology, etc.).
One of my favorite course is the one I give to graduate students (2nd year of M.Sc.) on Biological Records of Environment. With good colleagues, we introduce them to sclerochronology and sclerochemistry, on fish otoliths, mollusk shells, and other biogenic archives. We expose them to peer-reviewed articles on these topics, that they must read, criticize, and summarize through oral presentations with slide shows. They really like this and I feel it is the perfect way to introduce them to a future career in academic research.
The rest of my teaching activity consists in training master students (1st and 2nd year of M.Sc.) and Ph.D. students to scientific research, mostly in sclerochronology and chemistry of mollusk shells.
Finally, I supervise the 1st year of the Marine and Coastal Sciences Master program (speciality Marine Biological Sciences - SBM).
B.S. in Biology:
- 1st year:
- L1 BOP/BCP: Zoology
- L1 BioSTU: General Biology
- 2nd year:
- L2 BOP/BioSTU: General Ecology
- 3rd year:
- L3 BOP: Biology of Populations and Ecosystems
- L3 Bio-STU: Animal and Vegetal Biology
- L3 BOP/Bio-STU: Methods in Ecology
M.S. in Marine and Coastal Sciences (Master SML), speciality Marine Biological Sciences (SBM):
- 1st year:
- M1 SML-SBM: Biology of Aquatic Populations
- 2nd year:
- M2 SML-SBM: Biological Records of Environment
Student research projects:
- Adhitya Kusuma Wardana, 2012, Diponegoro University (Semarang, Indonesia) & University of Western Brittany (M.S. Marine Biological Sciences):
Sclerochronological investigation on ecology and life-history traits of a reef gastropod Trochus niloticus: comparison of populations from New Caledonia and Vanuatu
- Clémentine Le Jouan, 2012, University of Western Brittany (M.S. Marine Biological Sciences):
Investigation of the response of primary consumers to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill using sclerochemical analyses of Louisiana oyster shells, Crassostrea virginica
- Clémence Royer, 2011-2014, University of Western Brittany (Ph.D. Biological Oceanography):
Palaeoecological reconstruction of the impact of anthropogenic activities on aquatic ecosystems of the Bay of Brest and its watersheds: sclerochronological and geochemical investigations on shells of the freshwater pearl mussel (Margaritifera margaritifera) and the dog cockle (Glycymeris glycymeris)
- Blandine Gaillard, 2011, University of Western Brittany (M.S. Marine Biological Sciences):
Sclerochronology and sclerochemistry of deep-water bivalve shells of Astarte moerchi in the Canadian Arctic
- Romain Lavaud, 2010, University of Western Brittany (M.S. Marine Biological Sciences):
Assessing the potential of bloody cockle shells, Anadara senilis, as environmental archives of ecological functioning of the Banc d'Arguin ecosystem (Mauritania)
- Clémence Royer, 2010, University of Western Brittany (M.S. Marine Biological Sciences):
Structural analysis and paleoenvironmental potential of dog cockle (Glycymeris glycymeris) in Brittany
Early-Stage Researcher position (PhD student) in sclerochronology/scleroclimatology:
I am currently looking for a PhD candidate interested in the use of shells of long-lived marine bivalves to study, and potentially reconstruct, marine climate and environmental variability over the past few centuries on the coasts of France, Iberia and the Mediterranean.
The successful candidate will work within the framework of a large European project (FP7 Marie Curie Initial Training Network - ARAMACC "Annually Resolved Archives of MArine Climate Change"). ARAMACC is a collaboration between 9 internationally-recognized research teams (in UK, Germany, Norway, Croatia, France, Netherlands and Portugal) and two industrial partners (SMEs located in UK and Norway), each with complementary expertise in a wide range of marine sciences. The overall goal of ARAMACC is to train 10 Early-Stage Researchers (ESR) and 1 Experienced Researcher (ER) in multiple skills across the broad supra-disciplinary field of molluscan sclerochronology and climatology.
A detailed description of this project is available on the EURAXESS portal.
Application Deadline: December 20, 2013 -- Envisaged Job Starting Date: March 1, 2014