Project for two undergraduate/graduate students in coral reef ecology at CRIOBE

We are seeking two motivated students to conduct a research project on the impact of environmental stress on the nursery quality of the habitat for corals at the CRIOBE ( in French Polynesia. The
applicants will have the opportunity to acquire field and laboratory research skills in coral reef ecology. They will examine the settlement and post-settlement survival of recruiting corals in different habitats
and temperature stress. They will learn how to collect coral spawn and rear coral larvae. The students will need to be already enrolled in a programme at another institution.

Qualifications: Applicants MUST be certified SCUBA divers (minimum qualification : CMAS** or PADI Rescue Diver) with at least 20 logged dives. Applicants should have a classroom/laboratory background in
ecology and marine biology. Experience working on coral reefs is preferred. Candidates should be physically fit, willing to work for long hours, comfortable working in and on water, fluent in English or French,
and have good team and communication skills.

Duration of the project is 3 months (mid-september to mid-december  2016). All laboratory and diving costs will be covered and a monthly  stipend (about 550 euros per month) will be available. Applicants are
required to pay for their own travel and diving insurance. They should also provide their own diving equipement.

Interested candidates should send a motivation letter and CV to Maggy
Nugues ( by June 27, 2016.


Dr. Maggy M. NUGUES
Ma?tre de conf?rences EPHE / Associate Professor
Laboratoire d’Excellence ?CORAIL?

USR 3278 – Centre de Biologie et d’Ecologie Tropicale et M?diterran?enne (CBETM)
Universit? de Perpignan (UPVD) – b?timent R
58 Av. Paul Alduy – 66860 Perpignan cedex, France
Centre de Recherche Insulaire et Observatoire de l’Environnement (CRIOBE)
BP 1013 – 98 729, Papetoai, Moorea, Polyn?sie fran?aise

Tel : (33) (0)4 68 66 21 56, Fax : (33) (0)4 68 50 36 86
Email : /
Skype: maggy.nugues
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