- Education and Outreach
- Career Development
Dr. José Xavier is a Marine ecologist, doctorate of the University of Cambridge (United Kingdom), with numerous publications in ecology and conservation of marine organisms in the Antarctic. His studies focus on understanding food web dynamics in relation to climate change, particularly on the predator-prey interactions between cephalopods and their predators (albatrosses, penguins, seals and fish). José has an extensive experience in interdisiciplinary studies and international collaborations, co-leader in the Portuguese Committee for the IPY, member of CBET of SCAR, Scientific Steering Committee of ICED-IPY, CAML-IPY, Cephalopod International Advisory Council (CIAC), Cambridge Philosophical Society, and was an active member of the Executive Committee of the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS)2007-2009. E.g. Xavier, J. C. & Cherel, Y. (2009). Cephalopod beak guide for the Southern Ocean. British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge, UK, 129 pp
- Mentor Panels
These panels are held at major international conferences and are coordinated by
APECS members. Participation involves a 2-3 hour commitment on the day
of the panel meeting.
- Career Development Presentations
Short presentations at conferences/workshops with a question/answer period.
- Career Development Workshop Sessions
Helping in the coordination and facilitation of sessions at major conferences
- One-on-One Mentoring
Email correspondence with APECS members regarding career advice (including
alternative careers in polar/cryospheric issues), research skills, data
management and occasional research-specific discussions/questions.
- Participation in live online discussions
This will be advertised to all APECS members and will be facilitated by an
APECS Council or Executive Committee Member. Transcripts will be
posted online for future reference.
- Reviewing Resumes/CVs and Assisting with Cover Letter Development.
- Assisting with proposal development
- Reviewing papers and posters
- Helping to improve presentation and communication skills
- In-person meetings/conferences/seminars
- Online seminars
- Telephone/Skype conversations
- Email Exchange
- SCAR Open Science Conferences