Internship/Bachelor/Master thesis: Effect of Ocean Alkalinity Enhancement on zooplankton community

Alfred Wegener Institute
February 20, 2023
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Internship/Bachelor/Master thesis: Effect of Ocean Alkalinity Enhancement on

zooplankton community

Background In the division "Biosciences", section “Shelf Seas Systems Ecology” (Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research) we are looking for a Bachelor/ Master student (Biology/Ecology/Physiology).

Project description The research consortium RETAKE (https: // retake.cdrmare.de/en/) assesses the potential, feasibility, and side effects of Ocean Alkalinity Enhancement (OAE) as a means to reliably and sustainably remove CO2 from the atmosphere. RETAKE will examine a range of mineral alkalinity sources with respect to dissolution kinetics, CO2 sequestration potential, and side effects on chemistry and biology.

There will be an in situ mesocosm experiment on OAE in Helgoland from 10th March to 24th April 2023. We will check for possible ecological and biogeochemical impacts of OAE on the zooplankton community.

Tasks

  • The candidate will study the effects of OAE on the physiological functions (e.g., respiration, grazing, etc.) of key zooplankton species by conducting incubation experiments.
  • Participate in the regular tasks (e.g., plankton sampling, sample preservation, etc.) of the mesocosm experiment.
  • Requirements

  • Experience in laboratory work
  • Proficiency in both written and spoken English
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Familiarity with statical analysis will be desirable
  • Further Information The place of employment will be Helgoland

    Period: 2/3 months

    Start: March 2023

    Deadline for application: 15 th February 2023

    You are interested? Then please send us your application with a Cover letter and CV (with all documents merged into one PDF file) by e-mail to: Prof. Dr. Maarten Boersma (maarten.boersma@awi.de) or Dr. Cédric Meunier (cedric.meunier@awi.de) or Amrita Bhaumik (amrita.bhaumik@awi.de).

    For further information please contact Amrita Bhaumik (amrita.bhaumik@awi.de).

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