Canadian Aquatic Resources Section of the American Fisheries Society

Opportunities with Fish Ecology and Conservation Phys Lab, Carleton U

PhD-level Research Associate in Quantitative Movement Ecology The Fish Ecology and Conservation Physiology Laboratory at Carleton University is seeking a PhD-level Research Associate in the area of movement ecology and applied quantitative ecology.  The position will be based on campus (in Ottawa, Canada) and involve working with large biotelemetry and biologging datasets generated for a variety of aquatic animals.  The successful applicant will have experience in managing and querying complex databases. Analytical skills must include generalized linear mixed modeling of temporally and spatially dependent data and multivariate statistics.  Familiarity with structural equation modeling, state-space modeling, network analysis, and GIS is desirable.  Applicants should be highly organized, have experience generating peer-reviewed […]

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Tracking Walleye in Hamilton Habour

Written by Jill Brooks, 2016 MSc. Larkin co-Awardee, follow her on Twitter too, @jillbrooks85! I am currently an MSc student, supervised by Dr. Steven Cooke in the Fish Ecology and Conservation Physiology Lab at Carleton University in Ottawa. My research focuses on the movement of fish in response to various habitat restoration efforts in Hamilton Harbour at the western end of Lake Ontario. The aquatic ecosystem in the Harbour has been degraded over the last 120 years as a result of industrialization and land use change. Sewage, fertilizers and industrial pollutants flowing into the relatively small system, combined with extensive physical habitat alteration has resulted in Hamilton Harbour deemed as an […]

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4 PhD Positions at U of T with Don Jackson, OMNR, and DFO

4 PHD POSITIONS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO – FISH AND AQUATIC ECOLOGY We seek highly capable and motivated individuals for 4 PhD positions as part of a collaborative research project involving the University of Toronto, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, and Fisheries and Oceans Canada.   Successful applicants will start in May or September 2017 in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Graduate Program at the University of Toronto (http://www.eeb.utoronto.ca/).  Research projects relate to questions regarding how human activities, climate change, habitat quality, and fish community composition influence body size, population growth rates, and overall fish productivity in lakes and rivers.  Projects vary from studies involving considerable […]

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AFS-OC Networking Event

The AFS-Ontario Chapter would like to invite Chapter Members and Friends to a training opportunity and networking event. Bring your waders, dress warm and come learn about salmonid spawning surveys with Chapter Members. There will be a river walk and talk about assessing and documenting spawning habitat. Following the spawning surveys we will meet up to continue discussions and networking. Date: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 (Rain or Shine) Time: 3:00 pm Location: Credit River @ Charleston Sideroad near Caledon Village. Indoor networking event to follow. Location TBD. Register: Contact Phil Bird (vice-president@afs-oc.org)

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Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH) research grants

The Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH) research grant application process is underway for 2017.  Students wishing to apply for an OFAH research grant this year will be able to submit electronically.  The OFAH and partners are offering four different grants worth $4,000 each to university students researching fish and wildlife topics that are helping to improve resource management.  The OFAH uses a science-based approach to our advocacy in fish and wildlife management. Who can apply? Any graduate or post-graduate student currently researching a fish and wildlife topic, and whose findings would benefit Ontario’s fish and/or wildlife management. What is being offered? There are four separate research grants of […]

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Employment Opportunity

Fishery/Forestry Biologist The Gwich’in Renewable Resources Board (GRRB) is currently seeking a motivated full-time Fisheries/Forestry Biologist for its office in Inuvik, Northwest Territories. For the full advertisement, please visit the GRRB website at www.grrb.nt.ca or see GRRBFisheriesForestryBiologist_2016. Deadline: Sunday, November 13, 2016 at midnight (MST) Please direct your inquiries or submit your application including a cover letter and resume to: Gwich’in Renewable Resources Board – Attention to Amy Amos P.O. Box 2240, Inuvik, NT   X0E 0T0 Phone: (867) 777-6600 extension 2   Fax: (867) 777-6601   Email: aamos@grrb.nt.ca  

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Let’s Talk Fish Habitat

Comments will be accepted until November 25, 2016

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Peter A. Larkin Award for Excellence in Fisheries at a Canadian Institution – 2016 Results

This year, a total of 5 MSc. candidates and 5 PhD. candidates applied for the Peter A. Larkin Award for Excellence in Fisheries.  Five Canadian Institutions were represented by the pool of applicants:  Lakehead, Carleton University, Queens University, University of British Columbia, and University of Windsor.  Our judging panel consisted of Cindy Chu (Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources) and Kenneth Jeffries (University of Manitoba).   The 2016 winner and runner-up at the MSc. level are: Jill Brooks (Carleton University) and Petra Szekeres (Carleton University) – winner (tie) Brittany Sullivan (Carleton University) – runner-up   The 2016 winners at the PhD. level are: Jacqueline M. Chapman (Carleton University), Nathan Furey (University […]

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September 26 & 27, 2016 at the Marriott Gateway on the Falls, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada www.naturalchannels.ca Come Join Us as We Explore the Science and Application of Natural Channel and Stream Corridor Rehabilitation Over the course of two days, we will feature International Keynote Speakers, Concurrent Sessions, Panels and Workshops, as well as a Poster Session and our ever popular Wine and Cheese social event. New to this year’s Conference is the creation of a Living Lab Space to provide an enrichment experience to the new as well as the experienced professional. This space is intended to offer attendees an opportunity to view projects, interact with displays and share […]

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Stream Rehabilitation, From Form to Function – Training Course

  Click the link for a PDF with all the details: Stream Rehabilitation Training 1-3 Flyer – 2016 Updated

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