The objective of this project is to initiate the candidate into a research career, by completing a semester-long training stay that will begin in January 2024.
Interested persons must be enrolled in a master's program in Marine Biology, Marine Conservation, Sustainable Fisheries Management, Genomics and Genetics or similar.
The Institute of Marine Research (IIM-CSIC) is a perfect option for the start of your research career. The IIM represents one of the main marine research institutions at the state level and is part of the Higher Scientific Research Council (CSIC), the country's main research organization, fourth in Europe and seventh worldwide.
The institute offers a lively and diverse research environment, ideal for entering the world of science. We are a center committed to real impact on society, actively creating new collaboration networks thanks to our own Strategic Units for Internationalization and Transfer (IACIC) and Scientific Culture (UCC+I).
Work with us and discover, from the inside, the world of marine research!
A project to get you started in research.
The IIM-CSIC, as a marine research institution dedicated to the development of knowledge for sustainable development, carries out multidisciplinary research that responds to global challenges and local concerns: allowing a comprehensive and global understanding of marine ecosystems.
Group: Marine ecology & resources
The undulate ray is a species of elasmobranch that inhabits coastal areas of the eastern and northeastern Atlantic Ocean. This rajiform is commercially exploited despite being classified as "threatened" by the IUCN. Since understanding trophic interactions is essential for proper resource assessment and management in the ecosystem approach to fisheries, we propose a Master Thesis aimed at determining the diet of this species. Stomach contents of selected individuals of both sexes across the size range will be analyzed to determine the feeding strategy of R. undulata. Two strategies will be employed in parallel, a classification of prey using morphological characters and a molecular characterization by barcoding to determine qualitatively and quantitatively the predatory habits of the undulate ray.
Requirements: Master's student in Marine Biology, Marine Conservation, Sustainable Fisheries Management, Genomics and Genetics or similar.
Grade point average equal to or higher than 7.5 /10.