ESR06 - Hydrodynamics of fish habitats in natural streams: implication for fish behaviour

Host Institution: IGB - Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries

Location: Berlin (Germany)

Doctoral degree: PhD in Biology at the Freie Universität Berlin

Job description: The candidate is supposed to plan, execute, post-process and analyze field experiments and measurements (including construction of in-stream facilities, measurements of fish trajectories with underwater cameras, flow characteristics with ADV and ADCP, drag force on the model fish, visibility in turbulent flow). It is also expected that during the two secondments the candidate will be working with fish recognition software and will be introduced into techniques of laboratory experimentation. On the later stage the candidate will be involved into individual-based modeling of fish and their usage of habitats with the use of in-house developed software. Further tasks include organization and support of a data base of the studies, writing reports and drafting the scientific papers, participation in the scientific conferences and the events of the consortium network.

Workplace: The candidate will be provided with the office space at IGB which includes a personal computer, specialized software, access to library, internet and printers. For the field works the candidate will use equipment (IDV, ADCP, total station, cameras), field vehicle, portable boats, and specialized equipment of IGB for eco-hydraulic studies. 

Secondment period (to be confirmed): Expected duration: 5 months; Hosting institutions: UNIABDN (University of Aberdeen - Aberdeen, UK), TALTECH (University of Tallin - Tallin, Estonia), POLITO (Politecnico di Torino - Torino, Italy), IGM (Ingenieurbüro Dr Gerald Müller - Germany)

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Contact person(s): 

Alexander Sukhodolov

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Work package