Postdoc Scholarship: Effects of hydrological connectivity on the fisheries productivity of floodplain lakes in the Amazon

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National Institute for Space Research
São Paulo, Brazil
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Job description

In order to assess how hydrological connectivity affects the fisheries productivity of floodplain lakes, a Postdoc will work to analyze available environmental and fishing data from the Juruá River, State of Amazonas. The selected candidate will complement work done in terms of data collection and organization. The objective is to use statistical regression methods to model fish catch as a function of hydrological connectivity, vegetation, topography, water levels, depth, and area of floodplain lakes.

The selected candidate will work within a broad, international, and interdisciplinary project involving researchers from other institutions (e.g., Dr. L. Castello,, which is entitled: “Balancing BiOdiversity CoNservation with Development in Amazonian WetlandS" (BONDS; The research component of responsibility of the selected Postdoc will address the following study question: How does hydrological connectivity affect the fisheries productivity of floodplain lakes? The selected candidate will produce scientific manuscripts for submission to publication in international journals. Because the necessary data has already been collected, it is expected that the selected candidate will produce two scientific articles. Candidates fluent in English and statistical analysis methods will be given preference.

For more information, send an email to Drs. Evlyn Novo ( ) and Leandro Castello ( ).

Areas of Research

  • Earth Geosciences
  • Hydrology
  • Fisheries & Aquaculture