Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels

Employment opportunity: statistical modeller wanted to help reduce seabird bycatch in New Zealand

Dragonfly Data Science (Wellington, New Zealand) is looking for a statistical modeller to join its team. Someone is required to work on problems related to fisheries science, including on seabird and marine mammal bycatch issues.

Seabird-related projects currently being worked on include a project looking at seabird bycatch in surface longline fisheries across the Southern Hemisphere; and statistical analysis of seabird bycatch for the New Zealand Government. Dragonfly Data Science is also working on methods for generating seabird distributions.


Twin bird-scaring lines in use behind a trawler, photo by Ed Melvin

Applications close on 23 February 2018.

More information on the position is available here.

With thanks to Amanda Gladics.

John Cooper, ACAP Information Officer, 07 February 2018, corrected 08 February 2018