PhD Announcement – Aquatic biodiversity

PhD Announcement – Aquatic biodiversity
Call for expression of interest: Applications for ‘Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia’ PhD grants 2016 – Patterns and drivers of temporal changes in biodiversity in aquatic ecosystems.
We are looking for a student interested in applying for a PhD studentship in the next ‘Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia’ (FCT) call for PhD studentships (estimated to open on June 15th and close on July 15th, 2016;…/bol…/concursos/individuais2016.phtml.en).
The selected PhD student would be supervised by Rita Vasconcelos ( and Sofia Henriques ( The PhD degree would be granted by Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa ( and the host research institution would be MARE – Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre ( There is a possibility of including a researcher from a foreign institution as co-supervisor.
The research plan will focus on biodiversity and ecosystem functioning of aquatic ecosystems. We will explore temporal changes in biodiversity at local to global extents in different ecosystems and biological groups (e.g. fish). Our aim is to identify the main drivers of change change in diversity, redundancy and resilience of these biological assemblages. The research plan will be further discussed in detail with the selected candidate.
If you are interested in the topic, please send an email to and/or, including a short cv and a motivation letter until June 14, 2016. Candidates will be selected based on cv and suitability of experience.
See FCT website for info on PhD studentships regulations ( and stipends (
Rita Vasconcelos and Sofia Henriques
MARE – Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre