Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

Post-doctoral Research Fellowship: MSCA-IF 2017 at the Department of Environmental Fluid Dynamics Group / Hydraulic Engineering Department

    01/09/2018 12:30 - Europe/Brussels
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
    Spain, Granada
    International Project Office
    Promotion & Advisory Unit

Professor Manuel Díez-Minguito, from the Department of Environmental Fluid Dynamics Group / Hydraulic Engineering Department at the University of Granada, welcomes postdoctoral candidates interested in applying for a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships (MSCA-IF) in this university. Applicants must comply with the Mobility Rule (more information in the participant guide: http://sl.ugr.es/097k).

The Environmental Fluid Dynamics Group of the University of Granada is an interdisciplinary, high-performance team comprised of six professors and more than twenty researchers including Post-Docs, PhD and MS students. Our mission is to gain fundamental knowledge of the ocean-atmosphere-land interactions to provide creative solutions to social challenges in a changing world. Outstanding research lines are the study of physical and biogeochemical processes in shelf seas, estuaries, and beaches; the integrated management and risk analysis of coastal environments, catchment areas, and structures; and the numerical, experimental, and analytical modelling of marine and freshwater systems.

Detailed information can be found in our web: http://gdfa.ugr.es 

In the past few decades estuarine systems have undergone considerable changes: tidal ranges and turbidity levels increased, fluid mud layers thickened, and hypoxic and hypercapnic conditions occur more often. These changes pose severe threats on the ecological functioning of estuaries, which are supposed to be above the critical water quality levels set by the European Directives.

The aim of this project is to study how do human activities and global climate change affect the formation of turbidity maxima, fluid mud layers and oxygen levels in estuaries.

The specific objectives are to:

I) quantify and understand the effect of human interventions (e.g., dredging) and climate change (sea level rise, changes in tidal forcing, and freshwater discharges) on water motion, turbidity and oxygen dynamics;

II) understand conditions under which formation of fluid mud layers will occur, and assess their feedbacks on hydrodynamics and turbidity and oxygen patterns;

III) assess and model the spatio-temporal distribution of oxygen as a function of different climatic forcing conditions and in response to human interventions.

This project will be carried out in collaboration with the Institute of Marine and Atmospheric Research Utrecht (IMAU). A combination of data analysis and analytical and numerical modelling will be used to tackle the objectives.

Research Area:

  • Information Science and Engineering (ENG)
  • Environmental Sciences and Geology (ENV)
  • Physics (PHY)

For a correct evaluation of your candidature, please send the documents below to Professor (mdiezm@ugr.es):

  • CV
  • Letter of recommendation (optional)