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Distribution of foraging by female Antarctic fur seals

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first_imgThe study examined the distribution of critical habitat for foraging by female Antarctic fur seals breeding at the island of South Georgia. Bathymetric features of the continental shelf around the island of South Georgia were an important indicator for the localisation of foraging. This pattern was consistent among years of different prey availability. Lactating females were constrained to forage mainly within 100 km of the location at which the offspring was being raised. When this constraint was removed at the end of lactation, females foraged to much greater ranges and dispersed to specific regions of the continental shelf east of Patagonia (>1000 km) and to the northern edge of the Antarctic pack ice (500 km). The empirical distribution of foraging during the breeding season was used to develop a function that described the foraging distribution for the whole breeding population of females. The result was consistent with past observations from ship-based surveys and it allowed estimation of the spatial impact of breeding female fur seals on krill at South Georgia. This suggested that, in extreme cases and assuming that krill influx is limited, female fur seals could eat most of the krill present in some regions where they forage intensively. However, mean consumption was about one-tenth of the mean density of krill.last_img read more

Clinical Director, Cancer Imaging Program

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first_imgThe Department of Diagnostic Radiology & Nuclear Medicine, inconjunction with the University of MarylandMarlene & Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center(UMGCCC) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine isrecruiting for an outstanding M.D. or M.D/Ph.D. cancer imagingspecialist (Associate to Full Professor level) who has an activefederally-funded research program to head the UMGCCC Cancer ImagingProgram. Primary appointment will be within the Department ofDiagnostic Radiology & Nuclear Medicine.This Cancer Imaging Program is a newly formed developing programthat will complement five other well-established programs offeredunder the UMGCCC. The successful candidate is expected to have aproductive and funded research program focused on cancer imaging.Upon hire, in addition to establishing their own research program,the candidate is expected to participate in and initiate imagingrelated clinical trials, collaborate with researchers within theimaging program and other active programs within the UMGCCC, mentorstudents, post-doctoral associates and/or physician scientists,present their work at national meetings, and publish in high-impactjournals. The appointee will provide leadership to the CancerImaging Program and create an environment that fosterscollaborations between investigators from various cancer researchprograms and fosters translational clinical research. The incumbentcandidate along with his/her co-leader from basic sciences willwork closely with the Director and the Associate Director of UMGCCCto formulate organizational structure of the Cancer ImagingProgram. The position will also have some clinical and teachingresponsibilities and the successful candidate will need anunwavering commitment to clinical excellence, innovation, andeducation. ABR certification and the ability to obtain Marylandstate license are required. Competitive start-up and salary packagewill be provided and will be commensurate with experience.The successful candidate will join a rapidly growing researchprogram within the Department of Diagnostic Radiology & NuclearMedicine in various areas. These include molecular imaging,hyperpolarized MR imaging, MR guided Focused Ultrasound (MRgFUS),interventional imaging and development of quantitative imagingmarkers. Clinical research is a main focus of the department withactive research in all divisions within radiology using state ofthe art imaging technologies. Recently thedepartment became the Focused Ultrasound Foundation Center ofExcellence based on significant contributions made towardstranslating MRgFUS to treat essential tremors, Parkinson’s disease,neuropathic pain and very recently were successful in creatingblood brain barrier disruption for delivering nanoparticles. Theclinical radiology program, particularly the neuro, chest, body andmusculoskeletal programs provides strong support for all clinicalresearch initiated within UMGCCC .Qualifications :For immediate consideration, please apply online and send a coverletter and a recent CV, including names and contact information ofthree references to the following link: Clinical Director, Cancerimaging ProgramFor additional questions after submitting application, please [email protected] is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Allqualified applicants will receive consideration for employmentwithout regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race,color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteranstatus, age, or any other characteristic protected by law orpolicy. We value diversity and how it enriches our academic andscientific community and strive toward cultivating an inclusiveenvironment that supports all employees.last_img read more

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