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AIR Centre opens Call for 5 Studentships Research

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The Atlantic International Research Centre (AIR Centre), in collaboration with the European Polar Board (EPB) and the Portuguese Polar Programme (PROPOLAR), opened an Call for the allocation of five Research Studentships . Applications are open until 31 May 2023 and the Studentships will be funded by FCT, under the Collaboration Protocol between FCT and AIR Centre.

The Studentships to be awarded will be in the field of "Preservation and restoration of Polar marine and coastal ecosystems and biodiversity" and around the following themes:

  • Long-term assessment of the role of cephalopods in the diet of wandering albatrosses in the Southern Ocean: implications in Antarctic conservation policies
  • Spatial ecology of juvenile and immature black-browed albatrosses, with relevance for marine spatial planning and for the potential spread of pathogens
  • Comparative evolutionary ecotoxicological adaptations to anthropogenic disturbance in sea anemones from the Antarctica and the deep sea
  • Marine Spatial Planning in the Antarctic Region
  • NitrOnICE - Decipher Climate Change Impacts on the Arctic Ocean Nitrogen Microbiome
  • Atmospheric rivers role in extreme temperatures and precipitation and potential effect on microbial biodiversity on the Antarctic Peninsula

In Portugal, FCT develops activities in the area of Polar Sciences through the Polar Programme, a thematic programme whose main objective is to promote, support and encourage the development and internationalisation of Portuguese Polar Sciences, responding to the need for an institutional support and monitoring basis to national research in the Polar Regions by Portuguese scientists.

See Notice of the Call of Call