Drives of fish movements and behaviour patterns in coastal areas

The present project focuses on the study of how environmental variability affects movement and behavioural patterns in coastal species. The student will use acoustic telemetry techniques to monitor the movement of individual fish within a restricted coastal area. At the same time, the oceanographic conditions in the study (temperature, wind, wave height, etc.) will be registered using data loggers and other sources of environmental data. Finally, the student will use advanced statistical techniques to study correlation among movement/behaviour and environmental
variability. The student will have the opportunity to work within current research projects of the host lab. Student’s tasks wild include fieldwork, data treatment and data analysis.

Language requirements: 
English; but spanish or portuguese would be helpful
Specific competences required : 
Diving license and experience with R programming language
Safety issues: 
The student will dive and work onboard small vessels
Additional costs to be covered by the student: